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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.

Saturday 2:00am 29 Jun 2019

The Planets

Professor Brian Cox explores the dramatic lives of the eight majestic planets that make up our Solar System.

BBC Radio 4
Monday 12:15am 01 Jul 2019

Thinking Allowed 2019

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

BBC Four
Monday 8:00pm 01 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.

Tuesday 9:30pm 02 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
Wednesday 12:00am 10 Jul 2019

Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics

Dr Helen Czerski takes us on a sonic odyssey through the sounds of the universe – to reveal what the physics of sound can tell us about the world and how it works

BBC Four
Wednesday 11:00pm 10 Jul 2019

The Beginning and End of the Universe

In this two-part series, Prof Jim Al-Khalili tackles the biggest subject of all: the universe.

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