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Full Steam Ahead

It’s Full Steam Ahead for historians Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn as they bring back to life the golden age of steam and explore how the Victorian railways created modern Britain.


Open University programmes on TV, radio and online

The OU has a unique partnership with the BBC, co-producing content for radio, television and online channels. We also work with a range of other broadcasters in the UK and internationally.
Here’s what’s coming up in next few days and what you can catch up with via iPlayer.

BBC Radio 4
Saturday 5:30pm 23 Feb 2019

The Bottom Line 2019

Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show with people at the top giving insight into what matters.

BBC Radio 4
Monday 12:15am 25 Feb 2019

Thinking Allowed 2019

Thinking Allowed explores how society works, with leading social science experts. 

BBC Four
Thursday 8:00pm 28 Feb 2019

The Human Body: Secrets of Your Life Revealed

Discover the amazing journey we all make from the most helpless to the most sophisticated organism on earth.

Coming soon

BBC Ideas

Short films for curious minds. 

Wednesday 9:10pm 20 Feb 2019

The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway

Ten thousand engineers and construction workers race to complete the Elizabeth line.

Wednesday 12:15am 20 Feb 2019


Who is the greatest icon of them all? BBC viewers vote for their ultimate icon of the 20th Century.

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