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OU on TV and radio this week - 07-01-12 to 13-01-12

Updated Friday 6th January 2012

The first attempts to make electricity useful to humanity; the search for other intelligent life; and the state of our cities.

Saturday 7th January

Plasma globe Creative commons image Icon KitLKat under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license BBC Four, Saturday, 8.00pm 8.00pm BBC Four Shock And Awe: The Story Of Electricity
The first episode explores the work of the pioneers who tamed the power of electricity.
Play the Spark It Up game

Sunday 8th January

12.35am BBC Four The Search For Life And The Drake Equation
Meet the man who calculated the chances of finding life beyond our planet.
Watch: Looking for dirty galaxies

1.35am BBC Four Shock And Awe: The Story Of Electricity

Monday 9th January

12.15am BBC Radio 4 Thinking Allowed
Laurie and guests consider where professional boundaries are, and if our cities are under siege.
Why are cities under siege?

Wednesday 11th January

1.35am BBC One Frozen Planet
David Attenborough travels to the Poles to share his personal view of climate change.
Explore the Frozen Planet

4.00pm BBC Radio 4 Thinking Allowed

Friday 13th January

4.30pm BBC Radio 4 More Or Less
The smart guide to statistics settles into a new late-afternoon slot.
Confusing terms in statistics


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