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Springwatch 2020

In a spring like no other, we’ll be bringing you inspiring stories from the natural world.


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
Wednesday 10:00pm 10 Jun 2020

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.

Thursday 8:00am 11 Jun 2020

Our Coast

Join Adrian Chiles and Mehreen Baig, as they explore four spectacular coastlines linked by the Irish sea.

Coming soon

Genius of the Ancient World

Historian Bettany Hughes travels to India, Greece and China on the trail of three giants of ancient philosophy 

BBC Four
Friday 12:50am 29 May 2020

Sleuths, Spies & Sorcerers: Andrew Marr’s Paperback Heroes

Andrew Marr deconstructs detective fiction, fantasy epics and spy novels - the books we really read. He unpicks their conventions to show how these books keep us turning the page in our latest OU co-production with BBC Four. 

BBC Radio 4
Thursday 8:30pm 28 May 2020

The Bottom Line 2019

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

Tuesday 7:00pm 26 May 2020

Charles Darwin And The Tree Of Life

David Attenborough takes a passionate, personal journey through Darwin's discoveries.

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