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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 World Service Radio
Saturday 12:06pm 25 May 2019

A history of music and technology

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

BBC Radio 4
Monday 12:15am 27 May 2019

Thinking Allowed 2019

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

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 Radio 4
Wednesday 3:30pm 22 May 2019

All in the Mind - Spring/Summer 2019

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

Saturday 1:35am 18 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”. 

Thursday 9:00pm 16 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.