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BBC and the OU – the learning journey

The Open University BBC, The Open University’s partnership with the BBC is continually striving to bring you absorbing, innovative and inspiring television and radio series that bring learning to life.

That partnership generates online learning journeys that enable you to take your interests further. You have just embarked on one!

The OU has had a partnership with the BBC for over 40 years and co-produces up to 25 television and radio series a year.

Programmes are produced across all BBC television and radio channels, and the World Service. Co-productions cover a variety of formats ranging from landmarks such as the Emmy Award winning Frozen Planet, live transmissions such as Stargazing, and factual series like Life Story and The Secret History of our Streets.

You can find out more about OU programmes on the BBC or about what the OU can offer you by clicking on the links below.

OpenLearn is the home of free learning at The Open University. Here, you’ll have access to lots of free educational resources to complement the programmes made by The Open University and the BBC, including: free course extracts, videos and audio programmes all created by our academic experts and guest contributors. Whether you are returning to study, or would like to improve your confidence you’re bound to find something that will interest you.

You can also find out more about upcoming co-productions on the BBC and request free educational resources designed to accompany our programmes.

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