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OU on TV and radio this week - 18-05-13 to 24-05-13

Updated Friday 17th May 2013

The Bankers series comes to an end, while BBC One regions take a look at poverty around the country.

Saturday 18th May

Lloyds Bank Law Courts branch Creative commons image Icon Marcio Cabral de Moura under CC-BY-NC-ND under Creative-Commons license Lloyds Bank at the Law Courts. BBC Two, Wednesday 9.00 All day, starting from 9.00am Eden Life In The Undergrowth
Spend your Saturday with spiders, beetles and other tiny lifeforms. Your guide is David Attenborough.
How did life take to the air?

10.00am BBC Two A History of Scotland
Neil Oliver tells the tale of the sometimes difficult history of the nation.
Listen: Join Neil Oliver for a walk around historic Scotland

Sunday 19th May

8.00pm BBC Radio 4 More Or Less
The numbers in the news, and the true stories behind them.
When polls collide

Monday 20th May

12.15am BBC Radio 4 Thinking Allowed
What happens when plenty exists alongside poverty? Laurie Taylor investigates.
The new politics of loathing

9.00am Eden Bang Goes The Theory: Series 6, Episode 5
Wireless technology - does it cause us health problems? And could it help out during accidents?
Order your free Matrix Of Modern Life poster

9.30am Eden Bang Goes The Theory: Series 6, Episode 6
How does Jem hope to use beetroot to help him fly?
Kriss Akabusi explores the limits to physical power

2.00pm Eden Bang Goes The Theory: Series 6, Episode 5

2.30pm Eden Bang Goes The Theory: Series 6, Episode 6

7.00pm Eden Bang Goes The Theory: Series 6, Episode 5

7.30pm Eden Bang Goes The Theory: Series 6, Episode 6

10.00pm BBC Four Timewatch: Last Day Of World War One
Michael Palin discovers the number of soldiers slaughtered after peace had been agreed.
Watch: Michael Palin exploring flu and medicine on the battlefield

Tuesday 21st May

1.00am Eden Bang Goes The Theory: Series 6, Episode 5

1.25am Eden Bang Goes The Theory: Series 6, Episode 6

1.55am BBC Two Keeping Britain Alive: Episode 5
Watch the challenges to NHS staff of coping with people with long term conditions, and Jeremy Hunt in his role as Health Secretary.
Order your free Keeping Britain Alive booklet

9.00am Eden Bang Goes The Theory: Series 6, Episode 7
What causes traffic jams, and could taking to the skies be a way to avoid them?
Can you lift a person off the ground with a paper balloon?

9.30am Eden Bang Goes The Theory: Series 6, Episode 8
Can pets help people with health problems?
Human impacts on the lives of animals

2.00pm Eden Bang Goes The Theory: Series 6, Episode 7

2.30pm Eden Bang Goes The Theory: Series 6, Episode 8

7.00pm Eden Bang Goes The Theory: Series 6, Episode 7

7.30pm Eden Bang Goes The Theory: Series 6, Episode 8

Wednesday 22nd May

1.00am Eden Bang Goes The Theory: Series 6, Episode 7

1.25am Eden Bang Goes The Theory: Series 6, Episode 8

4.00pm BBC Radio 4 Thinking Allowed

9.00pm BBC Two Bankers: Payback Time
What led banks to sell useless protection to their customers?
Join the banking debate

11.05pm BBC One London / East / North East & Cumbria / Yorkshire & Lincolnshire Living With Poverty
What is life really like below the breadline, through the safety net? Each of the four regions has its own programme, focusing on a local story.
Listen: Owen Jones discusses the way we talk about poverty in the UK

Thursday 23rd May

11.00am Eden Secrets Of Our Living Forest: The Magical Forest
Chris Packham explores how life depends upon life upon life in the forest.
Get your free How Nature Works booklet

3.00pm Eden Secrets Of Our Living Forest: The Magical Forest

8.00pm Eden Secrets Of Our Living Forest: The Magical Forest

Friday 24th May

Midnight Eden Secrets Of Our Living Forest: The Magical Forest

12.05am BBC Four Timewatch: Last Day Of World War One

11.00am Eden Life In Cold Blood
David Attenborough spends time with reptiles and amphibians.
Is a decline in amphibians an early warning of a great extinction?

3.00pm Eden Life In Cold Blood

4.30pm BBC Radio 4 More Or Less

8.00pm Eden Life In Cold Blood

 

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