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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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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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New OU/BBC series ‘The Secret Life of Books’

The Secret Life of Books, a new 6 part series, starts on BBC Four on Tuesday 2 September 2014 at 20:30. An OU/BBC production, the academic for the series was Professor Nicola Watson, and for the associated app Dr Jonathan … Continue reading

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Dr Annika Mombauer on ‘Newsnight’

Dr Annika Mombaur, Senior Lecturer in Modern European History, was interviewed on BBC1’s Newsnight on 29 July 2014 for a segment about the First World War. The piece focused on how poetry has been used to help us remember the … Continue reading

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