OU on TV and radio this week - 12-10-13 to 19-10-13

Updated Friday 11th October 2013

Chris Packham in the forest; Michael Moseley with some poison; summer wildlife and Evan Davis talking weapons of war.

Saturday 12th October

5.30pm BBC Radio 4 The Bottom Line: The Business Of War
Evan Davis and guests unpick the delicate business of making money from fear.
Watch: Inside the International Criminal Court

Sunday 13th October

9.00am Eden Life In Cold Blood: The full series
David Attenborough and all the lizards and amphibians, in one great big box set.
Lifecycle and climate change: how will it affect species?

2.00pm Eden Life In Cold Blood: The full series

4.50pm BBC One England, Scotland and Northern Ireland The Great British Year: Spring
Only a puritan hides his fear of the Springtime by pretending to celebrate it.
Order your free seasons poster

7.00pm Eden Life In Cold Blood: The full series

8.00pm BBC Two How To Build: A Supercar
The delicate engineering involved to build the sort of car that the Skid Solos of the future would approve of.
Free OpenLearn course: Engineering The Future

Monday 14th October

Midnight Eden Life In Cold Blood: The full series

9.00pm Yesterday The Secret History Of Our Streets: Portland Road
Once little more than slums, nowadays Portland Road offers six-figure penthouses alongside cheaper accommodation.
Get your free Secret Streets guide

Tuesday 15th October

1.50am Yesterday The Secret History Of Our Streets: Portland Road

Noon Eden The Code: Episode One
Marcus Du Sautoy unravels the numerical codes that underpin the universe. Reassuringly free of Dan Brown
Free OpenLearn course: Getting to grips with geometry

10.30pm BBC Four Pain Pus And Poison
How did science defeat smallpox?
Free OpenLearn course: Vaccination

11.00pm Eden The Code: Episode One

Wednesday 16th October

3.00am Eden The Code: Episode One

Noon Eden The Code: Episode Two

8.00pm BBC One The Great British Year: Summer
Ah, summer - or, as most British people call it, "not a proper summer like back when I was a kid". What does it mean for the nation's wildlife?
Get closer to the summer with our environment explorer

11.00pm Eden The Code: Episode Two

Thursday 17th October

3.00am Eden The Code: Episode Two

Noon Eden The Code: Episode Three

4.00pm Eden Secrets Of Our Living Planet: The Emerald Band
Chris Packham follows a forest ecosystem.
Get your free How Nature Works booklet

4.30pm BBC Radio 4 BBC BBC Inside Science
A weekly guide to the latest in scientific thinking.
Play our meteoric game and terraform a planet

8.00pm BBC Radio 4 The Bottom Line

9.00pm BBC Four Pain, Pus And Poison
The series ends with the story of how poison was turned from threat into cure.
The story of infection

9.00pm Eden Secrets Of Our Living Planet: The Emerald Band

11.00pm Eden The Code: Episode Three

Friday 18th October

3.00am Eden The Code: Episode Three

7.30pm BBC Four Symphony
Simon Russell Beale discovers how symphonic music has reflected and affected history.
The symphony after 1900

 

 

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