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Foresight The week ahead

Thursday 8 August Home Ground - The Hill With The Hole Thanks to Andy Geldard at Skanska who alerted Foresight to this programme which investigates a hole which appeared at the top of a Neolithic site, Silbury Hill in Wiltshire. Mapping the inside of the hole using Skanska technology, 3D images reveal disused mine shafts from the 1700's and 1960's which caused the hole.

Hats off to Andy, readers - Foresight has never fought shy of reporting acts of unbridled own trumpet blowing.

BBC2 7.30pm Material World According to the Kyoto Protocol, countries can offset their greenhouse gas emissions by planting sustainable forests.

However, if carbon dioxide emissions rise faster than expected, storing CO 2underground may be an option. Quinten Cooper talks to Nick Riley from the British Geological Survey about the viability of such a plan. Not that Kyoto matters much to America under George Bush, whose line appears to be - we want to help the world, but only to help us do what we want to. Otherwise fuhgeddaboudit.

BBC Radio 4, 4.30pm Saturday 10 August Salvage Squad A 1921 steam launch called Jane has been rotting in a Warwickshire field for over 10 years. The squad has just a week to get her back in the water and on display at the la di da Windermere Steam Boat Rally. Nice one.

Discovery Channel, 8pm Sunday 11 August Bressingham Steam Museum If the weather holds, friends, why not take a trip to lovely Diss in Norfolk. The museum is home to numerous standard, narrow gauge and traction engines.

You can relax in the gardens and also enjoy the Dad's Army experience. That's right, have a nosey around church hall and the vicar's office, Frazer's workshop and funeral parlour, along with Mainwaring's Swallow Bank and Jones' butcher shop. Many items are loaned from the Dad's Army Appreciation Society and it's a must for fans, daddio. Oh, and if you happen to turn up this very day, guess who you may bump into? You've got it - Meccano maestro Colin Davies and his one man show.

Tel, (01379) 686900 www. Tuesday 13 August Why Buildings Collapse:

Overload The story of how an air conditioning unit may have been responsible for one of the world's most devastating building disasters.

Discovery Channel, 10.30pm Wednesday 14 August The Edge: Bottling the Sun How developments in energy production are looking to make more use of the sun as traditional fuel supplies slowly run out.


Discovery Sci Trek, 8pm Friday 16 August Floods A look at some of the worst flash floods of the last decade and how meteorologists are using technology to predict sudden storms.

National Geographic, 11pm It may be the Golden Jubilee, friends, but The King has been dead 26 years now. And I tell you what, I'd rather listen to Elvis singing Hound Dog any day of the week.

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