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OU on TV and radio this week - 22-02-14 to 28-02-14

Updated Friday 21st February 2014

What happens when you suddenly leave the brilliant job you've been doing for years? And how did architects react to the end of a century?

Saturday 22nd February

A sacked manager leaves his office for the last time Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Sokolovsky | Dreamstime.com BBC Radio 4, Saturday 5.30pm BBC Radio 4 The Bottom Line
Evan Davis asks what happens when you were once the big boss, and now aren't the boss any more?
Could volunteering be bad for our health?

Monday 24th February

12.15am BBC Radio 4 Thinking Allowed
Laurie Taylor explores the use of homes as a means of self-expression.
Free OpenLearn course: Brighton Pavilion

Tuesday 25th February

12.30am BBC Four Brits Who Built The Modern World: Episdoe 2
The 1980s brings a violent reaction to modernism.
Watch: Building stories - the work of great British architects

10.00pm Yesterday Andrew Marr's History Of The World: Age Of Extremes
Andrew Marr concludes his trip through the years with the 20th Century.
Diarist Linton Andrews observes the changing role of women during the years after the Second World War

Wednesday 26th February

1.05am BBC Two Britain's Great War
Jeremy Paxman recounts how the German blockade nearly starved Britain into defeat.
Immediate reactions to the July crisis

4.00pm Eden Frozen Planet
David Attenborough on life at the top and bottom of the planet. (Working on the assumption that North or South is top.)
Free OpenLearn course: The Frozen Planet

4.00pm BBC Radio 4 Thinking Allowed

9.00pm Eden Frozen Planet

Thursday 27th February

4.00am Eden Frozen Planet

4.30pm BBC Radio 4 BBC BBC Inside Science
Adam Rutherford knows what science is doing. He'll tell us what he knows.
Free OpenLearn course: Biofuels

8.30pm BBC Radio 4 The Bottom Line
Evan Davis and guests talk about the business of self-improvement.
Free OpenLearn course: Interpersonal skills for managers

9.00pm BBC Four Brits Who Built The Modern World Episode Three
Bringing the story of British architecture up to the present.
Free OpenLearn course: People-centred designing

9.00pm BBC Radio 4 BBC BBC Inside Science

Friday 28th February

2.55am BBC Four Brits Who Built The Modern World Episode Three

And, on a personal note, Friday sees Matthew Culnane leave the OpenLearn team after three years of tireless work producing, building, rewriting, re-rewriting and publishing many of the programme support pages, interactives and features around the site. One of those shadowy shapes behind the 'OpenLearn team' group identity, Matthew is heading off to do equally wonderful things in another part of the University. You'll be missed, Matthew. Goodnight, and good luck.

 

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