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Foresight The week ahead


Saturday 6 March Time Team - Throckmorton A disused RAF base conceals what could be an iron-age settlement.

Trowels and dibbers at the ready, folks. Discovery Channel, 5pm Monday In living memory Recalls 1965 and the disappearance of Capel Celyn, a small Welsh village flooded to make way for a reservoir to serve Liverpool. Welsh nationalists were roused, including militants who bombed parts of the reservoir.

Liz Carney talks to the villagers, the bombers and the forces of law and order. I recall that during the drought of 1976 a reservoir at Wycoller, in the Pennines, dried up so much as to reveal several houses not seen for many years. Rather spooky and somewhat sad don't you think?

BBC Radio 4, 11am Tuesday Discover magazine: inside the earthquake Looks back at the events of August 1999 when a 45 second earthquake hit Turkey, killing 12,000 people and leaving 400,000 homeless.

Discovery Science, 8.30pm Super Structures: The London Underground The history of the world's oldest underground railway system.

Although I'm not sure it's as super as it once was.

Discovery Channel, 10pm Film: Westworld Ever felt that your world is controlled by malevolent robots?

Then dig this, baby. Yul Brynner is the scary gunslinger.

TCM, 11.35pm Thursday Material world It might be the cheapest way of getting rid of industrial and domestic waste, but with 10,000 landfill sites around the UK pollution levels are an increasing concern. Quentin Cooper talks to scientists exploring ways of ridding these sites of contamination. With 80% of the population living within 2km of landfill dumps the time is nigh.

BBC Radio 4, 4.30pm Liquid History A new photographic exhibition celebrating the River Thames, taking in the construction of Brunel's Great Eastern to the erection of Cleopatra's Needle, the working docks and warehouses and more. Drawn from English Heritage's public archive, and the National Monuments Record, these hitherto unseen pictures are not to be missed. The exhibition runs until 12 April and is hosted by the lovely folk at Kew.

Kew Bridge Steam Museum Tel: (020) 8568 4757 www. kbsm. org If you know of events, exhibitions, books, programmes or websites that ought to be included in Foresight, contact Karl Thompson, tel (020) 7505 6682, e-mail karl. thompson@ construct. emap. com

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