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Foresight The week ahead

Saturday 7 August

Working the Thames New series which looks at the working history of the River Thames.

Discovery Channel, 6pm

Sunday 8 August

Restoration Final Which one of this year's 21 entries will win the Restoration cashpot?

Tonight's live event and phone poll will reveal all. Alas, Castle House in Somerset and its groundbreaking use of precast and structural reinforced concrete failed to qualify for the final despite a case that was eloquently penned by NCE's very own Dave Parker in our 22 July issue. Does the wrecking ball await, readers?

BBC2, 9pm

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Monday 9 August

Lost Buildings Of Britain Tonight - Whitehall Palace.

Channel 4, 8pm

Tuesday 10 August

Extreme Architecture Looks at environmentally friendly architecture, including clinics made from straw and house design based on tin sheds.

BBC World Service. 9.05am

Games in Athens Amalia Zepos anticipates the effect that the Olympic Games will have on her hometown. Talking to engineers, architects, artists, businessmen and residents she finds mixed feelings among Athenians. Are you a pole vaulter?

No, I'm a German, but how did you know my name was Walter?

BBC4, 9pm

Wednesday 11 August

Fred Dibnah's Magnificent Monuments It's bridges and tunnels, readers.

Need I say more?

BBC2, 7.30pm

Thursday 12 August

Engineering Solutions Adam Hart-Davis lauds Terminal 5 at Heathrow.

BBC Radio 4, 9am and 9.30pm

Friday 13 August

Battlefield Britain - Hastings King Harold's last words? 'Watch him, he'll have somebody's eye out.'

BBC2, 9pm

Monday 16 August

Diggers, Tractors and Trucks: Road Builders John Peel tells the story of Britain's road builders.

Discovery Channel, 1pm

Tuesday 17 August

Extreme Architecture Architects explain how they have been inspired to test the limits of design by anything from comic books to science fiction. Scoff at your peril - you'll be building it next.

BBC World Service, 9.05am

Thursday 19 August

Nuclear Know-How The first in a new series examining the role of nuclear science. This week - healthcare.

BBC World Service, 10.05am

Friday 20 August

Shifting the Load Many hapless motorists have been trapped in a long tailback behind some behemoth lorry travelling at 12mph and carrying some unidentified load weighing hundreds of tonnes. We know what the motorists would say but most of it would be unprintable in a family friendly organ such as NCE.

Instead, the programme talks to the engineers, drivers and police who organise such transportation.

BBC Radio 4, 11am

Foresight's back in a fortnight, folks.

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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