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OU on TV and radio this week - 25-01-14 to 31-01-14

Updated Friday 24th January 2014

Jeremy Paxman goes to war; Jem Stansfield blows things up; Mariella Frostrup goes to work and Max Moseley gets to grips with pain.

Saturday 25th January

8.00pm BBC Four Pain, Pus & Poison: Pain
How modern medicine developed. Slowly. At first, there was just pain.
Try our pain quiz

Sunday 26th January

2.40am BBC Four Pain, Pus & Poison: Pain

7.00pm BBC Four Hidden Histories: Britain's Oldest Family Businesses: Toye & Co
Making regalia has, for centuries, been rewarding. But can the company adapt to a more informal world?
Recovery after riots

8.00pm BBC Radio 4 More Or Less
Should you trust every statistic that ever appears on a random powerpoint presentation, no matter how exciting it sounds? That's the sort of question More Or Less asks.
Explore social science data using Milton Keynes as an example

Monday 27th January

12.15am BBC Radio 4 Thinking Allowed: Why Music Matters
The role of bhangra in creating a sense of belonging in modern Britain.
Who defines what multiculturalism looks like?

9.00pm BBC One England, Scotland and Northern Ireland The Great War
Jeremy Paxman tells the story of the war to end all wars. He starts as Britain wakes up to conflict.
The origins of the First World War: a comprehensive guide

11.20pm BBC Four Hidden Histories: Britain's Oldest Family Businesses: Toye & Co

Tuesday 28th January

10.00pm Yesterday Andrew Marr's History Of The World: Into The Light
Andrew Marr tells the stories from the golden age of Islam.
Free OpenLearn course: Religion today - themes and issues

11.00pm BBC Four Explosions: How We Shook The World
Jem Stansfield takes a break from Bang Goes The Theory to watch everything else go bang in this history of blowing stuff up.
Watch: the art and science of effective explosions

Wednesday 29th January

Midnight BBC Four Pain, Pus & Poison: Pain

4.00pm BBC Radio 4 Thinking Allowed
How do neighbourhoods share space with sex workers?
Free OpenLearn course: Sex workers claims to citizenship

8.00pm BBC Radio 4 Bringing Up Britain
Mariella Frostrup concludes the series with an exploration of working mothers, and the myths that surround them.
Why psychologists may have got working mothers wrong

9.00pm BBC Four Hidden Histories: Britain's Oldest Family Businesses: R Durtnell & Sons
The oldest builders firm in the country have survived since Elizabethan times - but can they survive the current economy?
Resilience In Small Business: A new style of crisis management

9.00pm BBC One Wales The Great War

Thursday 30th January

2.20am BBC Four Hidden Histories: Britain's Oldest Family Businesses: R Durtnell & Sons

4.30pm BBC Radio 4 BBC BBC Inside Science
A weekly digest of some of the latest thinking from the many worlds of science.
Free OpenLearn course: Changes in science education

8.30pm BBC Radio 4 The Bottom Line
Evan Davis and guests explore who makes the money in a sharing economy.
Can economies make money when manufacturing takes place elsewhere?

9.00pm BBC Radio 4 BBC BBC Inside Science

Friday 31st January

4.30pm BBC Radio 4 More Or Less

 

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