Category Archives: Programmes

Details of Arts radio or tv programmes, and appearances by Arts academics

New OU/BBC series ‘The Detectives: Murder on the Streets’

Wednesday 20 September sees the start of the second series of a new and chilling BBC/OU Co-production The Detectives: Murder on the Streets on BBC2 at 21:00, produced with the support of The Faculty of Business and Law and The … Continue reading

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New OU/BBC series ‘Meet the Lords’, BBC Two

A new three part series, Meet The Lords starts on Monday 27 February at 21:00 on BBC Two. This is the first time free-roaming cameras have ever been allowed to film in the House of Lords Chamber and in its … Continue reading

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OU/BBC Series “Full Steam Ahead” starts 21 July

On Thursday 21 July, a new 6 part OU/BBC series “Full Steam Ahead” starts on BBC Two at 20:00, produced with the support of the Faculty of Arts, with academic consultants Dr Chris Williams and Dr Denise McHugh. It’s Full … Continue reading

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New OU/BBC Series: Genius of The Modern World

On Thursday 16th June 2016, Genius of the Modern World will be shown on BBC4 at 21:00. Produced with the support of the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, in this three part series Bettany Hughes retraces the lives of … Continue reading

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OU/BBC – Shakepeare Live! From the RSC

On Saturday 23 April 2016 an OU/BBC co-production with the RSC will mark Shakespeare’s birthday and the 400th anniversary of his death with Shakespeare Live! From the RSC in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, hosted by David Tennant. This will be … Continue reading

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How to Die – OU/BBC documentary

How to Die: Simon’s Choice  broadcast on Wednesday 10th February 2016, on BBC2 at 9pm.  This film tells the dramatic and poignant story of one man facing a heart wrenching decision of whether to end his life at a suicide clinic. … Continue reading

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OU/BBC’s Ireland with Simon Reeve

This is a new two-part series for BBC Two. It was produced in co-operation with the Faculty of Arts and the OU’s Ireland office, located in Belfast. The programme recounts the adventures of video journalist Simon Reeve as he travels … Continue reading

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New OU/BBC 4-part series ‘The Ascent of Woman: A 10,000 year story’

New OU/BBC 4-part series ‘The Ascent of Woman: A 10,000 year story’, Weds 2 Sept, BBC2 at 21:00 (BBC2 Scotland at 23:15). Dr. Amanda Foreman presents an unprecedented series that traverses countries and continents to uncover key stories of women … Continue reading

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Prof Gill Perry on the airwaves

As this year’s shortlist for the Turner Prize was announced, Prof Gill Perry (Art History) was interviewed by a variety of local radio stations. This year’s list has been described as a list that displays ‘art with a conscience’ with … Continue reading

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A History of Ideas – 60 part OU/BBC series on Radio 4

A History of Ideas , a major 60 part series presented by Melvyn Bragg, will begin on Radio 4 at 12.04pm on monday 10 November. Produced by the OU and BBC, the academic consultant for the series was Prof Derek … Continue reading

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