Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Frank Films This Fishing Life

This Fishing Life

Follow the fortunes of Cornish fishermen, fighting to secure a future for their traditional way of life.


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.

Saturday 9:00am 24 Apr 2021

Genius of the Ancient World

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

Monday 9:00pm 26 Apr 2021

Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World

Follow Greta as she takes a year off school to tackle climate change.

Thursday 2:20am 29 Apr 2021

The Detectives

This series offers frontline insight into Greater Manchester Police's battle against organised crime.

Coming soon

All in the Mind - Spring/Summer 2021

Claudia Hammond explores the limits and potential of the human mind.

BBC Radio 4
Wednesday 4:00pm 21 Apr 2021

Thinking Allowed 2021

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

BBC Four
Friday 2:25am 16 Apr 2021

How to Make

Watch as Zoe Laughlin deconstructs three everyday items, before recreating them using innovative materials