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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.

Monday 11:15pm 21 Jan 2019


Hospital tells the riveting story of the NHS in unprecedented times. 

BBC Four
Wednesday 1:00am 23 Jan 2019

Genius of the Modern World

Bettany Hughes explores the life and works of Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud in the three part series from the OU and the BBC.

BBC Radio 4
Monday 12:04pm 28 Jan 2019

A History of Ideas

This major new 60-part radio series offers a fresh take on some of the big philosophical questions of our age. 

Coming soon

Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure

Stand first text - To be supplied by the production company

Coming soon

BBC Ideas

Short films for curious minds. 

Coming soon

International Playwriting Competition 2018

The only global competition for radio playwrights. 

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