Broadcast Programmes

The Open University works with broadcasters such as the BBC to produce television and radio series such as 'Frozen Planet', 'Wartime Farm' and 'Child of Our Time'. The archive collection of these broadcasts includes the programmes and related documentation, such as transcripts, where available. The OU Digital Archive collection of broadcast programmes includes a small sample of the archive. The collection will grow as more content is added.

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video record Science showcase 1 : easing the pain1993
video record Science showcase 4 : who calls the shots?1993
video record The Shrinking Earth : Television-Global Media ; Wideworld programme 5Anglia Television/Channel 5 series Wideworld.;N.B. this series consists of a re-versioning of OU...1996
video record Deco: The Art of GlamourThis is the first Open University programme to be shown on BBC One and coincides with the opening...2003
video record Ice Age13 October 04
video record Beginnings06 October 04
video record Saving Britain's past: the country houseThis is the story of the fight to save the Country House. Focusing on Eastnor Castle, in...26 May 09
video record Saving Britain's past: the cityIn the last 60 years Britain's historic buildings have been under attack - first from Hitler's...18 May 09
video record Saving Britain's past: the croftersFor centuries the Highlands of Scotland have been in the hands of private landowners but local...18 May 09
video record Saving Britain's past: the pitIn the 1980s while most pits in Britain faced closure one pit, Big Pit in Blaenavon, South Wales,...04-2009
video record The Love Of Money: The Age Of RiskThe series on the global crash examines the boom years before the bust. With testimony from many of...2009
video record The Love Of Money: Back From The BrinkIn the month that followed the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers in September 2008, the world stared...2009
video record Saving Britain's past: the marketThe Seventies began with a post-Sixties hangover of radicalism and protest, and ended with Margaret...18 May 09
video record Saving Britain's past: streets in the skyThe Park Hill flats were one of the most pioneering public housing projects of Fifties Britain....18 May 09
video record Life : 10. PrimatesDavid Attenborough looks at the extraordinary ends to which animals and plants go in order to...2009
video record A History Of Scotland: This Land Is Our LandAt the start of the 19th century, everything familiar was swept away. People fled from the...2009
video record A History Of Scotland: Project ScotlandAs a partner in the British Empire, Scotland began the 20th century with an advanced economy and a...2009
video record Olympic Dreams: 2010 Episode 2In 2012 the Olympic games will be coming to London, and Britain's top contenders are getting ready....2010
video record The Virtual Revolution: Enemy Of The State?Twenty years on from the invention of the World Wide Web, Dr Aleks Krotoski looks at how it is...2010
video record The Virtual Revolution: The Cost Of FreeTwenty years on from its invention, Dr Aleks Krotoski continues her investigation of how the World...2010
video record The Virtual Revolution: Homo Interneticus?Dr Aleks Krotoski concludes her investigation of how the World Wide Web is transforming almost...2010
video record Olympic Dreams: 2010 Episode 1With just two years to go before the Olympic Games hit London, this series follows some of...2010
audio record of The bottom line : series 20 episode 4 - OutsourcingSummary18 June 15
video record Britain's fat fight with Hugh Fearnley-WhittingstallDocumentary series exploring the obesity crisis. Britain is now the most obese country in western...14 March 18
video record Britain's fat fight with Hugh Fernley-WhittingstallIn this episode, Hugh learns that there are some simple and obvious changes which could be made to...03 May 18
audio record of Turning tablesEvan Davis and guests discuss why some restaurant chains thrive and others fail. Why are so many...
audio record of Who owns British companies?Foreign ownership of British companies listed on the stock exchange has increased to over 50 per...
audio record of The ethics of businessAre 'ethical' businesses all they're cracked up to be? Evan Davis and guests discuss the newest...
audio record of Is strategy necessary for successWhat is strategy and why do businesses need it? What distinguishes a good strategy from a bad one...
audio record of Teenage business EntrepreneursAs children few of us have had experience of running a business. But this week we'll be hearing...
audio record of The EU after BrexitRadio 4’s Bottom Line and Briefing Room will combine in a special hour-long programme examining...
audio record of Economics With Subtitles: How buying Cocaine helps the GovernmentThe surprising story of GDP and whether it's time to change how we measure our economy. Economics...
audio record of Economics With Subtitles: Bracelets for BulletsWhy an Essex mum wanted her jewellery melted down and what it says about government debt. Economics...
audio record of Economics With Subtitles: How Condoms Can Cost a Week's WagesInflation can change your sex life – and pretty much everything else. Economics with Subtitles...
audio record of Economics With Subtitles: Coffins Full of Car KeysIn this edition, Ayeisha and Steve make sense of interest rates. Why did they lead to coffins full...
audio record of All in the mind: Emotionally unstable personality disorder, Agreeableness and money, EmodiversityClaudia visits a specialist personality disorder clinic in South London where she meets Jo, Susan...
audio record of All in the mind: MDMA for alcohol dependence, Music and sleep, interceptive skill, Parasites and...Claudia Hammond finds out how MDMA assisted psychotherapy could help treat people with alcohol...
audio record of Rewriting rules of businessBusiness has undergone seismic changes over the past decade; do the rules of business need to be...
audio record of ShortagesNo supply chain is immune from disruption and shocks. From extreme weather to strikes and cyber...
audio record of PlasticsPlastic packaging is big business but it is polluting the world's rivers and the oceans causing a...
audio record of AgentsThis week the programme looks at the business of agents. What exactly do they do and are they...
audio record of Super-premium drinksThere has been an explosion in the number of craft ale breweries and small-scale gin distilleries...
audio record of Business in the era of #MeTooHas the #MeToo movement made businesses change the way they deal with sexual harassment and gender...
audio record of All in the mind: Antidepressant withdrawal, Mates in mind, Eyes that betray personalityAntidepressants are a helpful treatment for many, but some people do have problems when they stop...
audio record of All in the mind: Self-care, Schadenfreude, How maths ability might relate to ball-catching skillsWhat is self-care and what's the evidence that it works for anxiety and depression in young people?...
audio record of All in the mind: Citizens UK and mental health, Roobin Ince, Film cuts and attentionA year ago a community organisation in Tyne and Wear called Citizens UK brought together people...
audio record of Inside science : Ultima Thule, Dry January, Periodic Table2019 means the opportunity to explore the most distant object yet encountered in our solar system...
audio record of Inside science : Antarctic lake drilling, Birds and climate change, Cold snap, HologramsSampling from subglacial lakes under the ice in Antarctica can hopefully tell us a lot about past...
audio record of Inside science : Clean Air Strategy, Fast Radio Bursts and Kuba KingdomWith the publication of the UK Government’s Clear Air Strategy this week, Professor of...
audio record of Sprinting Neanderthals, Geodynamo, Spreading Sneezes and Dying HaresMany physical features of Neanderthals might not be for cold climate adaptation as previously...