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Foresight The week ahead

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 Friday Elegant Solution: A look at the work of disaster relief engineers in Rwanda and engineering solutions to the world's environmental problems.

Discovery Sci Trek, 3.30pm Saturday What's Up With the Weather:

First of two programmes - the next same time next Saturday - looking at global warming. By 2050, atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide will have doubled, causing a radical change in climate. Remember, friends, being able to grow bananas in Hull will have its drawbacks.

National Geographic, 6pm Sunday Time Team: Tony Robinson and the team stumble across a huge gothic masterpiece on the bank of the Thames. Inside, they find the dried husks of hundreds of mummified bodies within an upper and lower chamber. Perhaps they were part of a lost race which had outlived its usefulness? Well nearly.

Ladies and gentlemen, it's the Houses of Parliament. A little jape, but why not tune in and find out what the programme is really about.

Channel 4, 5.35pm Monday Fred Dibnah's The Building of Britain - Mighty Cathedrals:

Wellaslappamythigh! It's our Fred, going behind the scenes to show how architects, engineers and builders created great mediaeval structures without power tools, concrete, steel and heavy machinery. Episode one looks at the achievements of the Normans - no, not messrs Wisdom and Lamont, friends - but the marauders of Nordic origin. Fred takes a look at some impressive fortress cathedrals.

BBC2, 8.30pm Tuesday Routes: General Wade's Military Roads: Retraces the steps of General Wade who, in 1724 at the order of George I, undertook a building programme to keep the rebellious Highlanders at bay.

Discovery Civilisation, 7pm Until end February National Railway Museum - Speed to the West:

A chance to have a look at the beautiful posters of The Great Western Railway from the 1920s through to the 1940s. The museum invites you aboard a journey on the Cornish Riviera Express. Oooh, how nice of them.

Tel, (01904) 621261 www. nrm. org. uk 15-17 February Modelworld: Over 30 model railway layouts, steam train rides, radio controlled models and much more. Among the many exhibitors will be Meccano modeller Colin Davies. Foresight would like to make it clear that the regular mentions which Colin receives in this esteemed column are in no way related to the availability of his holiday cottage in the south of France.

The Brighton Centre, (01273) 290131 www. brightonmodelworld. com

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