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OU on TV and radio this week - 18-03-12 to 23-03-12

Updated Friday 16th March 2012

A programme called Bang asks if the world is too noisy; our guide to the Symphony may smooth things back down.

Saturday 17th March

The statue Modern Communication Creative commons image Icon Chrism70 under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license BBC One, 7.30pm, Monday 5.30pm BBC Radio 4 FM The Bottom Line
Evan and boardroom experts discuss the challenges of leadership.
Watch: Pace's Allan Leighton on management styles and women in the boardroom

Sunday 18th March

1.30pm BBC Radio Wales Histories Of Wales
Rhodri Morgan presents a personal history of the radicals who shaped Wales.
Vote for your Welsh icon

10.25pm BBC One Scotland Empire: Playing The Game
Jeremy Paxman reveals how sport brought the Empire together - and helped hasten its demise.
Order your free Empire poster

Monday 19th March

12.15am BBC Radio 4 Thinking Allowed
Should police and military work be undertaken by for-profit companies? Laurie Taylor and guests consider the evidence.
How private security firms help create a 'glass floor'

7.30pm BBC One England & Scotland
7.30pm BBC Two Wales & Northern Ireland Bang Goes The Theory
This week, the team investigate if life has become so noisy it's damaging our ears.
Order your free Matrix Of Modern Life poster

9.00pm BBC One England & Northern Ireland Empire: Making A Fortune
The wealth of nations - and to whom it belongs - is at the heart of the fourth part of Jeremy Paxman's comprehensive guide to the British Empire.
Try our Empire party game

9.00pm BBC One Wales The Story Of Wales
Steam coal brings the world to Wales, but the boom will end cruelly. Huw Edwards has the story.
Order your free Icons Of Wales booklet

Tuesday 20th March

8.00pm BBC Two & BBC HD Channel The Hairy Bikers Bakeation
In the second programme the Bikers visit the nations of the Rhine Delta.
Explore the language of baking across Europe

9.00pm BBC Two Wales Empire: Making A Fortune

Wednesday 23rd March

4.00pm BBC Radio 4 Thinking Allowed

Thursday 22nd March

7.00pm BBC Two & BBC HD Channel The Hairy Bikers Bakeation

8.30pm BBC Radio 4 The Bottom Line

Friday 23rd March

7.30pm BBC Four Symphony
Simon Russell Beale tells the story of the symphony.
What is a symphony?

Footnote: The statue illustrating 'noisy modern life' at the top of the page is Modern Communication, by Terry Allen, and stands in Kansas City, Missouri. You can read more about the statue at


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