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Hobby New Year!

Hobby New Year! Creative commons image Credit: Tom Magliery licensed for reuse under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Dec 2014
What better time to start a new hobby than the New Year? Let us help you pick up that pen, throw away the phrase book or get the old telescope out....

OU on the BBC: More or Less

OU on the BBC: More or Less Copyrighted image Credit: © Doreen Salcher | Dreamstime.com Updated content
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 19 Dec 2014
BBC Radio 4's surprising and refreshing guide to statistics returns.

OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Listener Q and A

OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Listener Q and A Creative commons image Credit: Stefano Bertolotti | Flickr New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Dec 2014
On New Year's Day, an oceanographer, a cosmologist and a zoologist will take listener questions. 

OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Cells and celluloid

OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Cells and celluloid Copyrighted image Credit: Jupiter Images New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Dec 2014
The BBC Inside Science Christmas Day special looks at science and film. 

Wartime Farm - Episode 6

Wartime Farm - Episode 6 Copyrighted image Credit: Lion TV / BBC Updated content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Dec 2014
As shortages bite, our farmers turn to the Church - can the grass in the graveyards keep the animals fed?

OU on the BBC: All in the Mind - Perinatal OCD and Visual Cliff

OU on the BBC: All in the Mind - Perinatal OCD and Visual Cliff Copyrighted image Credit: Paul Hakitima | Dreamstime.com New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Dec 2014
Claudia and guests discuss OCD during pregnancy or after childbirth, the influence causing a baby's anxiety and special brain cells. 

OU on the BBC: Life

OU on the BBC: Life Copyrighted image Credit: Neil Lucas Updated content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Dec 2014
David Attenborough's ten-part exploration of the enormous variety of life on planet Earth.

OU on the BBC: Timewatch - Stonehenge

OU on the BBC: Timewatch - Stonehenge Copyrighted image Credit: Production team Updated content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Dec 2014
Two of Britain’s leading archaeologists and world-renowned experts on Stonehenge, Professor Tim Darvill and Geoff Wainwright, believe they have...

OU on the BBC: Wartime Farm - Christmas Special

OU on the BBC: Wartime Farm - Christmas Special Copyrighted image Credit: Lion TV / BBC Updated content
Introductory level Updated 12 Dec 2014
It's Christmas, and our living historians are back in the war, and back on the land, for a very special Wartime Farm.

OU on the BBC: Frozen Planet

OU on the BBC: Frozen Planet Creative commons image Credit: Will Hybrid under CC-BY-NC licence Updated content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Dec 2014
A stunning portrait of life at the poles, presented by David Attenborough

The Secret History Of Our Streets - Deptford High Street

The Secret History Of Our Streets - Deptford High Street Creative commons image Credit: Mike Quinn under CC-BY-SA licence Updated content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Dec 2014
How did the "Oxford Street of South London" come to be one of the poorest shopping streets in modern London? 

Wartime Farm - Episode 5

Wartime Farm - Episode 5 Copyrighted image Credit: Lion TV / BBC Updated content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Dec 2014
The war reaches 1942, and shortages start to bite. Our Wartime Farmers start to look back to their Victorian forebears for inspiration.

Wartime Farm - Episode 7

Wartime Farm - Episode 7 Creative commons image Credit: Peter Holmes under CC-BY-SA licence Updated content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Dec 2014
Troops gather around the farm as the invasion of Normandy is planned - and there's a role for pigeons, too.

The Secret History Of Our Streets - Caledonian Road

The Secret History Of Our Streets - Caledonian Road Creative commons image Credit: Stephen McKay under CC-BY-SA licence Updated content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Dec 2014
Booth may have found the road depressing - but a staunch sense of community has kept the road alive.

The Secret History Of Our Streets - Portland Road

The Secret History Of Our Streets - Portland Road Creative commons image Credit: Derek Harper under CC-BY-SA licence Updated content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Dec 2014
A street which sees the archetypes of the 1% living alongside those in the lowest income brackets of British society.

The Secret History Of Our Streets - Arnold Circus

 The Secret History Of Our Streets - Arnold Circus Creative commons image Credit: Robert Lamb under CC-BY-SA licence Updated content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Dec 2014
Britain's first council estate was closely planned - how is it faring in the 21st century?

Wartime Farm - Episode 8

Wartime Farm - Episode 8 Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission Updated content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Dec 2014
As the Allies arrive in Berlin, victory is secured in Europe - but that doesn't mean our farmers' lives are going to get any easier.

The Secret History Of Our Streets - Reverdy Road

The Secret History Of Our Streets - Reverdy Road Creative commons image Credit: Martin Addison under CC-BY-SA licence Updated content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Dec 2014
A street that didn't make it through the war unscathed - but with a home to a doctor that has survived since the 1880s.

OU on the BBC: All in the mind - Hoarding disorder and mood apps

OU on the BBC: All in the mind - Hoarding disorder and mood apps Copyrighted image Credit: Sue Mack | Dreamstime.com New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Dec 2014
Hoarding disorder, pleading insanity in court and wellbeing apps are discussed on All in the Mind this week. 

Wartime Farm - Episode 4

Wartime Farm - Episode 4 Creative commons image Credit: Lion TV / BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Dec 2014
All in it together? This week our farmers discover why substandard agriculture wasn't tolerated when there was a war on.

Wartime Farm - Episode 1

Wartime Farm - Episode 1 Copyrighted image Credit: Lion TV / BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Dec 2014
After the outbreak of hostilities, our heroes of the Home Front get stuck in to keeping the nation fed.