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Thinking Allowed: Gardens & football

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Updated 11 Apr 2014
Laurie Taylor and guests explore the working class passion for garden, and England's problems on the pitch.

OU on TV and radio this week

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Updated 11 Apr 2014
A guide to the what's coming up on TV and radio from The Open University - from the Poles to storage units.

Thinking Allowed: Capitalism

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Updated 04 Apr 2014
Laurie Taylor considers the future of Capitalism. Is there a better way? Or does it just need a tweak?

Thinking Allowed - Poverty & shame, and small scale technology

Thinking Allowed - Poverty & shame, and small scale technology Copyright free image Credit: Public Domain image via WikiCommons
Updated 25 Mar 2014
This week, Laurie and guests explore the link between welfare and shame; and how small technology made major transformational changes in modern...

The Bottom Line - Serving the Super-rich

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Updated 22 Mar 2014
Do you ever worry about those people who have so much money they need help to spend it? Imagine if that was your job.

OU on TV and radio this week - 22-03-14 to 28-03-14

OU on TV and radio this week - 22-03-14 to 28-03-14 Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Updated 21 Mar 2014
Alan Titchmarsh, ancient Britons, Scotish fishermen and data wranglers all turn up in the next seven days.

The Bottom Line - Energy Upstarts

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Updated 21 Mar 2014
Evan and guests explore how far entrants to the energy markets are going to make a difference.

OU on TV and radio this week - 15-03-14 to 21-03-14

OU on TV and radio this week - 15-03-14 to 21-03-14 Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Updated 14 Mar 2014
Our last visit to the paramedics, a return for a garderner's view of wild Britain, and companies which return from the brink.

Bhangra, Asian Underground and belonging

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Updated 11 Mar 2014
Bhangra and Asian Underground music are often seen as signs of British Asians having "arrived" in popular culture - but the truth is more complex.

Why does music matter?

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Updated 11 Mar 2014
Nearly everyone likes music - but is it important? And have cultural theoriticians been turning it down when they should be pumping up the volume?...

The Bottom Line - Chocolate

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Updated 06 Mar 2014
Chocolate money? Evan Davis meets the people turning sweet tooth into cold cash.

The Bottom Line - Transformation

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Updated 06 Mar 2014
Businesses which have turned around - and how do you stop the 180 degree turn from being a 360?

OU on the BBC: Free Thinking: RIBA

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Updated 05 Mar 2014
In this one-off programme recorded in association with The Open University, Free Thinking takes a look at The Brits Who Built the Modern World.

Thinking Allowed - Surnames and elite students

Thinking Allowed - Surnames and elite students Copyrighted image Credit: Paweł Opaska | Dreamstime.com
Updated 04 Mar 2014
Are our lives dictated by our surnames? And why do elite students behave differently on opposite sides of the channel?