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Building Cars Live

Buckle up for an incredible journey into the fascinating secret world of the car factory. 

BBC Four

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 Four
Monday 10:30pm 26 Aug 2019

Life - with David Attenborough

David Attenborough explores the vibrant mix of life found on our plant - where it comes from, and what threatens it.

BBC Four
Thursday 12:45am 15 Aug 2019

Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing

This documentary from the BBC explores the eccentric life of Ada Lovelace, the world's first programmer, the 'Enchantress of Numbers'

Wednesday 6:00am 14 Aug 2019

Catching History's Criminals: The Forensics Story

Gabriel Weston investigates the world of the forensic scientist and the murders they've helped to solve.

Monday 4:15pm 12 Aug 2019

Life Story

With Life Story, David Attenborough takes us on the greatest of all adventures – the journey through life. Find out more, and watch clips from the series.

BBC Ideas
Wednesday 2:21pm 31 Jul 2019

BBC Ideas

Short films for curious minds. 

BBC World Service
Sunday 10:06pm 28 Jul 2019

A history of music and technology

Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason explores the impact of technology on music throughout the years.