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Foresight The week ahead

Thursday 5 September Costing the Earth

The programme asks if individual Americans can undermine George Bush's assault on the environment and his assertion that the economic well being of Americans should override environmental considerations. It won't be easy, particularly when you consider that it's some of George's buddies causing the pollution. What I want to know is who taught his brother Jeb to count, but then again I suppose that's another thing gorgeous George isn't too bothered about.

BBC Radio 4, 9pm Friday Two men in a trench

Tony Pollard and Neil Oliver are among Britain's foremost battlefield archaeologists. The first programme in the series looks at the Battle of Culloden, as the pair attempt to bring the scene back to life by looking at the evidence and hopefully making some new discoveries. Brought to you by the team behind The Naked Chef, but don't let that put you off, it might be quite good.

BBC2 9pm Disaster: Poison cloud

In 1986 a tremendous explosion of deadly gas from Lake Nyos, west of Cameroon, killed more than 1,700 people and livestock up to 25km away. This programme looks at why it happened and what is being done to prevent another tragedy.

Discovery Civilisation, 7pm Sunday How the Twin Towers collapsed

Another chance to take a look at this minute by minute account of the September 11 attack and why the structures gave way.

Discovery Channel, 8pm After the fall

The programme above has received a mention in Foresight before. This one, however, looks at the clean up operation following the attack, while again considering the reasons for the towers' collapse.

Discovery Channel, 9pm Wednesday How did they build that?

The emergence of steel At look at how the use of iron and steel in the latter half of the 19th century allowed engineers to enter a new era in construction, particularly when it came to spanning long distances.

Discovery Channel, 1.30pm Talking Newspaper Association

If you know anyone who is blind or partially sighted, and who would like to obtain New Civil Engineer, it is now available in audio form.

For more information please contact the Talking Newspaper Association at The National Recording Centre, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 8DB Tel: (01435) 866102 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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