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Foresight The week ahead


Thursday Elegant Solution Looks at the high cost to human life of building the Suez Canal, how to land on the surface of a fast moving comet, and the medical intricacies involved in a cochlea ear transplant. Crikey, and all this in half an hour, folks.

Discovery Sci Trek, 8pm Routes: The Life Of Lutyens A look at the work of architect Edward Lutyens, starting in Surrey and ending up in New Delhi.


Discovery Civilisation, 6.30pm Friday Saturday Wimbledon 2002 Here we are again, readers. Where the women are built like men and the men. . .

shouldn't they be playing cricket or something?

BBC1, 12noon Sky Archaeology As archaeologist Richard Hansen struggles through the vast Guatemalan rainforest, a satellite is able to see through the dense jungle and guide him to a lost Mayan city. Lordy, whatever next?

Discovery Sci Trek, 9pm Monday Mysteries Of The Ancients A new 12 part series which explores the world of archaeological interpretation. Nose ring for a tribal prince or an early napkin holder? Who knows, but it may well be along these lines, readers.

Channel 5, 8pm Tuesday Science & Engineering Fair Organised by the University of London Careers Service (ULCS), this is a great opportunity for leading science and engineering companies to meet graduates from all over the UK. The ICE is among the exhibitors, so why not pay a visit? Once you've attended the fair and got the job of your dreams, why not spend a little time in trendy Islington and imagine spending your wages on a skinny latte frappe mocha set.

Business Design Centre, Islington, London. 11am to 7pm Wednesday, 11am to 5pm Thursday Tel (020) 7554 4577 www. careers. lon. ac. uk/serf The Box Vital to safe travel on the railway is the system of signal boxes and the people who operate them. This programme tells the story of those who have worked the signal boxes, past and present, and is duly filled with anecdotes and stories of how they passed the time during the minutes and hours between trains.

BBC Radio 4, 9.30am.

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