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Foresight: The week ahead

Saturday 10 May

100 Worst Britons

After the Greatest Briton poll on the beeb comes Channel Four with exactly the opposite.

Bernard Manning, Anne Robinson and Peter Stringfellow are among the candidates. One begins to tire of lists and polls - it can only be a matter of time before the top ten of the top 100 lists comes out.

When it does it's time to run for the hills, readers.

Channel 4, 8pm



Scientists, survivors and rescue workers describe the devastating effects of flash floods.

Discovery Channel, 10pm


University Challenge: The Professionals The British Dental Association takes on the General Practitioners.

BBC2, 8pm


The Day That Britain Stopped

A must see docu-drama about the complete breakdown of the UK's transport infrastructure. Set in the near future it pictures a nightmare world of hellish horror that would send a shiver down the spine and curdle the blood ofà Sorry, I was getting a bit carried away there - anyway don't miss it.

(See news page 8)

BBC2, 9pm

Demolition Day : The Three Rivers Stadium Featured in Foresight a while back, this look at the demolition of the world's largest self-supporting roof is well worth a gander if you missed it last time. The structure was designed to last 1,000 years.

Discovery Channel, 9pm


Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor explores the history of Chinese food in Britain and how attitudes to it have been transformed. Ah, the work of the sociologist is by no means easy, my friends.

BBC Radio 4, 4pm


The Telemark Heroes

One night in 1943, 10 Norwegian commandos managed to get inside the most heavily defended structure in occupied Europe. The heavy water production facility at Vemork in Norway was critical to the Nazi atom bomb project and its destruction was vital to the allies.

Apparently, the 1965 film of the story starring Kirk Douglas was not too hot when it came to the facts, so settle down for the real tale of derring do, as Julian Pettifer tracks down the surviving members of Operation Gunnerside.

BBC Radio 4, 8pm

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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