For over half a century, The Open University and the BBC have been working in partnership to provide a unique public service offer covering all four nations of the UK.
It began in the early 1970s as an innovative mission to provide access to learning at scale via late night lectures beamed into people's homes; at that time it was a revolutionary form of delivery for those who wanted to study at a higher education level.
The OU/BBC partnership has continued to adapt with the changing times and still inspires learning from a range of co-produced and award-winning content. So whether you have been amazed by the majestic beauty of Blue Planet II, blown away by the awesome recreations of space in The Planets, or fascinated by the moving stories in Hospital, the OU/BBC partnership offers you an intimate view of the world to feed your curiosity.
It’s not all just about TV programmes. We also co-produce a range of content across radio, podcasts, digital and social.