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OU on TV and radio this week - 18-01-14 to 24-01-14

Updated Friday 17th January 2014

When siblings clash, making regalia in the modern world, and Andrew Marr on the age of spiritual struggle.

Sunday 19th January

Sibling musical duo Liam and Noel Gallagher of Oasis Creative commons image Icon Freschwill under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license Can siblings like the Gallaghers ever live in harmony? BBC Radio 4, Wednesday Noon Eden Frozen Planet
Crushed ice: the highlights of the series in one handy hour.
Explore the Frozen Planet on your desktop

5.00pm Eden Frozen Planet

8.00pm BBC Radio 4 More Or Less
Please don't tell Tim Harford to 'do the math' as he'll already have done it.
UK Trade visualised

10.00pm Eden Frozen Planet

11.50pm BBC Four Hidden Histories: Britain's Oldest Family Businesses - Balston The Butchers
Meet the family who have been boning, slicing and selling since the days of Henry VIIIth.
Getting to the heart of family business

Monday 20th January

3.00am Eden Frozen Planet

7.30pm & 8.30pm ITV Coronation Street
Not an Open University co-production, but a noteworthy episode nevertheless, as Hayley Cropper decides to end her own life rather than go on living with the pain of cancer.
Read our background and perspectives on the right-to-die debate

Tuesday 21st January

10.00pm Yesterday Andrew Marr's History Of The World: The Word & The Sword
Andrew Marr explores how spirituality quite often led to people being killed quite unpleasantly.
Free OpenLearn course: Studying religion

Wednesday 22nd January

8.00pm BBC Radio 4 Bringing Up Britain
Investigating sibling rivalry, and whether it can be quelled.
The psychology of siblings

9.00pm BBC Four Hidden Histories: Britain's Oldest Family Businesses - Toye & Co
How do you adapt a centuries-old business specialising in regalia-making to remain successful in 2014?
How does business bounce back after a crisis?

Thursday 23rd January

2.45am BBC Four Hidden Histories: Britain's Oldest Family Businesses - Toye & Co

4.30pm BBC Radio 4 BBC BBC Inside Science
Adam Rutherford brings the latest research stories from the world of science.
Watch: Searching for syphilis - can deaths 600 years ago help cure a problem in modern times?

9.00pm BBC Radio 4 BBC BBC Inside Science

Friday 24th January

1.50am BBC Two Iceland Foods: Life In The Freezer Cabinet
In the final episode, can Iceland throw off the horsemeat scandal and bring back some of the magic of the Kerry Katona ads?
Nick Wheeler on online retail

3.55am BBC Two Andrew Marr's History Of The World
A potted history, as ten of the key events featured in the series are brought together for this special edition.
Order your free How Do They Know That booklet

4.30pm BBC Radio 4 More Or Less

 

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