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OU on TV and radio this week - 29-09-12 to 05-10-12

Updated Friday 28th September 2012

Can Karl Marx save the global economy? Can our farmers survive 1942? What threatens the UK's freshwater? It's a busy week from the OU on the BBC.

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Saturday 29th September

Karl Marx's grave, Highgate Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC BBC Two, Monday, 9.00pm 1.40am BBC One The Hairy Bikers Bakeation: Italy
Ending with a fabulous bike race high above the city, the Bikers reach Italy on their tour.
The culture and cookery of Italy

5.30pm BBC Radio 4 FM The Bottom Line
Evan Davis and guests including George Buckley from 3M discuss innovation and manufacturing.

5.30pm BBC Two England, Scotland & Wales & BBC HD
6.30pm BBC Two Northern Ireland Wartime Farm Episode 4
Why slacking on the farm in wartime could see you lose your land.
Order your free Wartime Farm booklet

Sunday 30th September

9.00pm BBC One Andrew Marr's History Of The World
Andrew Marr's second stretch takes us to the time of the earliest empires.
Watch: Four landmarks in global history

Monday 1st October

9.00pm BBC Two England, Wales & Northern Ireland & BBC HD
11.50pm BBC Two Scotland Masters Of Money: Marx
How Karl Marx escaped the collapse of the Berlin Wall, and why he might have a role in rescuing a broken capitalism.
What inspired Marx?

Tuesday 2nd October

2.10am BBC One England, Wales & Northern Ireland China On Four Wheels
Justin and Anita take two different trips through one country, exploring how China is changing - and where it isn't.
Watch: Chinese on the tip of your tongue

11.00am BBC Radio 4 FM Saving Species
The UK's freshwater is under pressure - why, and what might it mean?
Free learning: Environmental decision making - the case for and against Heathrow expansion

7.00pm BBC Two & BBC HD The Story Of Wales: The Makings Of Wales
Showing across the UK for the first time, Huw Edwards starts his in-depth history of a nation.
Get your free icons of Wales booklet

Wednesday 5th October

7.00pm BBC Two & BBC HD The Story Of Wales: Power Struggles
How Wales came close to losing itself - and how Glynndwr saved a nation's heart.
Listen: Wales - Culture and Identity

10.30pm BBC HD Masters Of Money: Marx

Thursday 4th October

1.10am BBC One Wartime Farm Episode 1
Missed the series? Here's a chance to catch up with Wartime Farm from the start...
Can you beat the ministry and keep the nation fed?

7.00pm BBC Two England, Wales & Northern Ireland & BBC HD The Story Of Wales: England & Wales
Henry Tudor's defeat of Richard fundamentally changed the relationship between England and Wales. If for the worse or the better depended very much on who you were...
Welsh history and its sources

8.00pm BBC Two & BBC HD Wartime Farm Episode 5
Our farmers reach 1942, and the nation is starting to struggle under the twin demands of fighting a war and keeping fed.
Explore food stories from the Second World War

8.00pm BBC Four Explosions: How We Shook The World
In this spin-off from Bang Goes The Theory, Jem Stansfield shows the theories that go Bang.
Watch: How Nobel invented a better explosive, and came to regret it

8.30pm The Bottom Line

9.00pm BBC Radio 4 FM Saving Species

Friday 5th October

12.35am BBC Four Explosions: How We Shook The World





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