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Canals: The Making of a Nation

Liz McIvor looks at who built the nation's canal network, who funded it, those who worked on it and how they were regenerated following The Second World War.

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 8:00pm 22 Jul 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 World Service
Tuesday 1:32pm 23 Jul 2019

The Superlinguists

Meet the people who speak many languages. How do they do it, and why?

Wednesday 12:45am 24 Jul 2019

Inside the Bank of England

The Bank of England prints our money, but few of us know how this powerful institution works. 

BBC Four
Thursday 10:00pm 25 Jul 2019

Blood and Gold: The Making of Spain with Simon Sebag Montefiore

In this rich and thrilling OU/BBC coproduction for BBC Four, Simon Sebag Montefiore embarks on a fascinating journey to unlock 2,000 years of Spain’s history.

Saturday 1:05am 27 Jul 2019

8 Days: To the Moon and Back

The untold story of Apollo 11 told in the voices of the first men to step foot on the Moon.

BBC World Service
Saturday 12:06pm 27 Jul 2019

A history of music and technology

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

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