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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.

BBC Scotland
Monday 8:00pm 10 May 2021

Earth From Space

Cameras in space tell stories of life on our planet from a brand new perspective.

BBC Four
Wednesday 9:00pm 12 May 2021

Blitz: The Bombs That Changed Britain

During the blitz over four hundred and fifty thousand bombs rained down on Britain - how did they shape our future?

Saturday 9:00am 15 May 2021

Genius of the Ancient World

Historian Bettany Hughes travels to India, Greece and China on the trail of three giants of ancient philosophy: The Buddha, Socrates and Confucius.

BBC Four
Saturday 10:30pm 15 May 2021

Catching History's Criminals: The Forensics Story

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

BBC Four
Sunday 8:00pm 16 May 2021

Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics

Dr Helen Czerski takes us on a sonic odyssey through the sounds of the universe.

BBC Radio 4
Monday 12:15am 10 May 2021

Thinking Allowed 2021

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