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OU on TV and radio this week - 14-12-13 to 20-12-13

Updated Friday 13th December 2013

A packed weekend for Attenborough fans - and do rituals help food taste better?

Saturday 14th December

9.00am Eden Life In The Undergrowth
Two back-to-back, bug-to-bug episodes from David Attenborough's guide to the life of insects and beyond.
Life under the logs

2.00pm Eden Life In The Undergrowth

7.00pm BBC Four Frozen Planet
David Attenborough ends the series with a look towards a future when the frozen planet starts to melt.
Free OpenLearn Course: Frozen Planet

9.00pm Eden Life In The Undergrowth

Sunday 15th December

1.55am BBC Four Frozen Planet

9.00am Eden Life In Cold Blood
Spend a day in the warm with the cold-blood reptiles and amphibians as the whole series is shown in one go…
Is a decline in amphibians foreshadowing a new extinction crisis?

3.00pm Eden Life In Cold Blood

9.00pm Eden Life In Cold Blood

Monday 16th December

2.15pm BBC Radio 4 Extra The Invention Of Childhood
Michael Morpurgo concludes his history of growing up through the years [26/30]
Your 'normal' childhood depends on where you're from

Tuesday 17th December

2.15pm BBC Radio 4 Extra The Invention Of Childhood
Michael Morpurgo concludes his history of growing up through the years [27/30]
How generations re-invent childhood

9.00pm BBC Radio 4 All In The Mind
Can rituals improve the taste of food? Claudia Hammond finds out.
Should human conditions be called mental illnesses?

Wednesday 18th December

2.15pm BBC Radio 4 Extra The Invention Of Childhood
Michael Morpurgo concludes his history of growing up through the years [28/30]
How evacuation of children changed the nation

3.30pm BBC Radio 4 All In The Mind

Thursday 19th December

Midnight BBC Four Frozen Planet

2.15pm BBC Radio 4 Extra The Invention Of Childhood
Michael Morpurgo concludes his history of growing up through the years [29/30]
How do children understand what others think?

4.30pm BBC Radio 4 BBC BBC Inside Science
The weekly magazine which takes you, perhaps unsurprisingly, BBC BBC Inside Science.
Should you steam or microwave your Christmas pudding? Ask a chemist

Friday 20th December

8.15am BBC Two Don't Panic
An early - in all senses - repeat of Hans Rosling's acclaimed guide to the changing shape of global population.
Don't be afraid of facts and figures

2.15pm BBC Radio 4 Extra The Invention Of Childhood
Michael Morpurgo concludes his history of growing up through the years [30/30]
The autistic spectrum in theory and practice

 

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