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Thinking Allowed 2019

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

BBC Radio 4

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 Two
Tuesday 9:00pm 28 May 2019

The Planets

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

BBC Two
Friday 1:45am 31 May 2019

David Harewood: Psychosis and Me

Thirty years ago, David had a psychotic breakdown. Now he traces his steps and meets people living with psychosis. 

BBC World Service Radio
Sunday 8:06pm 02 Jun 2019

A history of music and technology

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

BBC Two
Saturday 3:25am 25 May 2019

Forensics: The Real CSI

“Every contact leaves a trace – whether we can find that trace or not, that’s the power of forensics”. 

Yesterday
Friday 8:00pm 24 May 2019

Full Steam Ahead

It’s Full Steam Ahead for historians Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn as they bring back to life the golden age of steam and explore how the Victorian railways created modern Britain.

BBC Two
Friday 12:55am 24 May 2019

Earth From Space

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