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OU on the BBC: From deep oceans to super sewers

Updated Friday 19th October 2018

Looking back over just some of our great collaborations with the BBC from the last few months. Together, we've explored the civilisations, the oceans - and the depths of London, metaphorical and actual.

This OU/BBC partnership trailer, produced by the BBC and currently being broadcast across all their channels, features highlights from programmes in 2018, including Blue Planet II, Civilisation, Flatpack Empire and Hugh's Wild West.  It also features the innovative ways in which audiences can engage with The OU, for example, via the augmented reality poster produced to support The Human Body: The Secrets of Your Life Revealed series.

The OU's Broadcast and Partnerships team continues to generate unique audio, video and digital assets for use in our teaching and learning whilst inspiring millions of people to find out more about The OU.

Blue Planet II

David Attenborough leads us on a journey through the oceans - capturing creatures never seen before, and revealing how the health of the seas show a planet in crisis.

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Thousands of years of human culture, explored, explained and rediscovered.

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Prejudice And Pride: The People's History of LGBTQ Britain

Susan Calman and Stephen K Amos bring the story of how a nation moved from criminalising to celebrating same-gender relationships - from the people who lived through the battles.

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How does the NHS cope with increasing demand and stretched resources? Hospital takes you to the heart of the decisions facing a busy London trust - not just medical, but logistical as well.

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Thinking Allowed

Each week on BBC Radio 4, Laurie Taylor and guests delve into the latest thinking on the social sciences.

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The Search For A New Earth

A growing population is putting the resources of the planet under pressure. The solution, says Stephen Hawking, is to find a new home.

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