Thinking Allowed 2017 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

Thinking Allowed 2017

OU/BBC's Thinking Allowed puts the focus on the latest thinking about how society works. Read exclusive academic insights from The Open University every week as each show airs.

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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.

Hospital Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Ryan McNamara
Wednesday 11:15pm
28 Jun 2017


Hospital returns for a second series to tell the riveting story of the NHS in unprecedented times. 

The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway: The Final Countdown Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Crossrail Ltd
Sunday 6:00pm
02 Jul 2017

The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway: The Final

Ten thousand engineers and construction workers race to complete Crossrail.

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