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More than 50 years co-producing inspirational content, bringing learning to life for millions of people

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Nowhere to Run: Abused by Our Coach

After Charlie Webster and her friends were abused by their coach, they never spoke again. Years on, an email sets her on a journey back to her past to find them

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Fever Pitch: The Rise of the Premier League

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Don’t Exclude Me

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Secrets of the Museum

A unique arts series venturing behind the scenes at the world-famous museum of art, design and performance, the V&A.

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Write Around the World

Richard E. Grant travels in the footsteps of great writers inspired by Italy, France and Spain.

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Hugh's Wild West

Lifelong nature-lover Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall pursues his fascination with the wildlife of the West country.

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Vienna: Empire, Dynasty and Dream

The rise of one of the great cities of the world, and how the city today is a window into a past of power, religion and culture.

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History & the Arts

Patrick Kielty explores what the future holds for Northern Ireland in its centenary year.

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Money, Business & Law

The world of corporations, the economy, and the law that keeps the world turning.

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Health, Wellbeing and Sports

Putting a finger on the pulse of our shared health, mental welfare and physical fitness. 

BBC School TV Series

Education, Development and Languages

Discover more about how we learn, grow and communicate together.

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Nature & Environment

Pole to pole and everything in-between. Our natural world and how it's changing. 

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Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths

Space, robotics, amazing inventions and the formulas that control them.

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History & the Arts

Explore the people, culture, events and civilisations that have helped to shape the world around us. 

Forensics: The Real CSI, BBC - a CSIO assesses a car

Society, Psychology and Criminology

The inner-workings of our minds and behaviours in society.

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All our co-productions. All in one place

Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths

A weekly programme that illuminates the mysteries and controversies behind the science that's changing our world

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Projects you'll love

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Bad People

Dr Julia Shaw and comedian Sofie Hagen dissect the criminal cases that shock, intrigue and scare us the most.

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BBC Ideas

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Forensics: The Real CSI - BBC OU series

Forensics: The Real CSI

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8 Days to the moon, BBC Series - Apollo 11 crew

8 Days: To the Moon and Back

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Age of the image

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Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths

Professor Brian Cox explores the dramatic lives of the eight majestic planets that make up our Solar System.

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OU subjects A-Z

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The latest OU news

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About distance learning

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Free courses

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About our BBC partnership

For over 50 years The Open University and the BBC have worked together; co-producing hundreds of hours of programming and bringing learning to life for millions. Find out more about our unique partnership.

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