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Foresight The week ahead

Saturday 5 June

Ascent of Man

A celebration of those 1970s Eau de Cologne classics such as Pagan Man, Blue Stratos, Old Spice and Denim - 'for men who don't have to try - too hard'. Well, not exactly. It's the 1970s all right, and pagan men do feature, but this, dear readers, is a rerun of the influential series on human evolution fronted by Jacob Bronowski. Four episodes back to back will see you through to midnight should you fancy the idea.

UKTV Documentary Channel, 8pm

Sunday

The Fall Of The World Trade Center

The story of why the twin towers collapsed so dramatically is familiar to readers of NCE - but there is always something new to learn.

UKTV Documentary Channel, 9pm

Tuesday

Paths of Glory

Stanley Kubrick's film classic about futility of war. But would it be so revered had it been called The Pavements of Exaltation? I don't think so.

Artsworld Channel, 8pm

Chris Barrie's Massive Engines

Tonight it's pumps and their evolution from the 1880s to the present day.

Discovery Channel, 8.30pm

Wednesday

Blast Off! Danger in Space

The perils of space exploration including the ill fated first Apollo mission of 1967 and the Challenger disaster of 1986.

Channel 5, 8pm

Thursday

Material World

Perception is the theme of this year's Cheltenham Festival of Science. Quentin Cooper reports.

BBC Radio 4, 4.30pm

Film

The Day After Tomorrow

In the interests of research NCE reporter Bernadette Redfern braved the UCI Festival Village in Basildon to report on the climate change disaster movie of the moment. Bernie was impressed at the way accelerated climate change was brought to the screen through a smorgasbord of natural disasters, from super storms that devastate the entire northern hemisphere, to tornados, tidal waves and extreme drops in temperature. Set mainly in America, the film highlights the reluctance of politicians to accept the problem, which eventually forces mass evacuation of all US citizens, ironically to Mexico.

'Its only downside is some over the top heroics from a father who is desperate to rescue his 17 year old son, ' says Bernadette.

Well worth a look despite the schmaltz factor, then. By the way, there's a sequel already planned.

It's called The Day Before Yesterday.

At cinemas nationwide

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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