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OU on the BBC this week 12-12-10 to 17-12-10

Updated Friday 10th December 2010

If there are 50,000 civilisations trying to contact us, where are they? And how far into the future can the More Or Less psychic monkey see?

Saturday 11th December

7.00pm BBC HD Coast shorts
An outdoor swimmer explains the attraction of their sport.
A brief history of surfing

7.15pm BBC HD Coast shorts
Alice Roberts visits a massive gas plant on the Norwegian coast.
How the coast fuels the nation

Sunday 12th December

7.00pm BBC Two England & Wales Coast
A quick trot along the coast of England's north east sees the team drop in on shipbuilders and Bass Rock
Postcards from the past: Whitby

8.00pm BBC Radio 4 More Or Less
Tim and the team introduce their psychic monkey, and explain why tuition fees are pretty much a graduate tax.
Watch: The Joy Of Stats on averages

Monday 13th December

1.10am BBC One England, Wales & Northern Ireland Coast
Dick Strawbridge visits the home of the first wireless messages as part of a tour of Ireland's north west coast.
Make a crystal radio set
Is the world really shrinking?

10.00pm BBC Four Berlin
Matt Frei gets to know the people who have endured and embraced the city of Berlin.
Enter the German Language Zone
Listen: Ghosts of Berlin

Tuesday 14th December

1.00am BBC Four Berlin

11.00am BBC Radio 4 Saving Species
This week, the programme visits Panama to hear about the threats faced by sloths.
Explore: The Museum Of The Dead, resting place of the soon-extinct

7.00pm BBC Two England, Wales & Northern Ireland Coast
Neil Oliver visits the last port that Titanic made it into as Coast covers Ireland.
What is the deep sea really like?

8.00pm BBC Four The Drake Equation
NEW - Dallas Campbell goes in search of Frank Drake, and his calculations which suggested there might be 50,000 civilisations spread across the galaxy.
How long would it take for us to colonise the galaxy?
Have we found a second genesis?

Wednesday 15th December

12.50am BBC Four The Drake Equation

7.00pm BBC 2 Scotland Coast shorts
As shown in England and Wales on Sunday

Thursday 16th December

9.00pm BBC Radio 4 Saving Species

Friday 17th December

1.30pm BBC Radio 4 More Or Less
A new edition of the guide to how numbers shape our lives.
Watch: Meaningless and meaningful correlations


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