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The definitive portrait of the spectacular nature of the country over the course of one year.


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 Radio 4
Thursday 8:30pm 21 Mar 2019

The Bottom Line 2019

Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show with people at the top giving insight into what matters.

Thursday 11:15pm 21 Mar 2019

Rome Unpacked

Andrew Graham-Dixon and Giorgio Locatelli explore Rome for the greatest food and art that they can find.

Sunday 8:00pm 24 Mar 2019

Blue Planet Live

In an exciting week of programmes, Blue Planet Live celebrates marine life and explores our oceans.

BBC Radio 4
Monday 12:15am 25 Mar 2019

Thinking Allowed 2019

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

BBC Four
Tuesday 12:25am 26 Mar 2019

The Secret Life of Books: Series Two

Discover The Secret Life of Books in this second series getting behind the pages of six more books..

Coming soon

BBC Ideas

Short films for curious minds. 

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