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Foresight The week ahead

Saturday Parkinson You may recall Foresight moaning about Parky's last series, which had a very back to the '80s feel about the guest list. Well, here we go again, readers - this week we have the Duchess of York and singer Lionel Ritchie.

BBC1, 10.40pm Windsor Castle - Britain's Best Buildings While we're on the subject of institutions past their prime, one of the UK's best known is housed in Windsor Castle. Fortunately friends, you'll be spared the sight of Dr David Starkey ruminating about how a double entendre and a raised eyebrow in the court of Elizabeth I changed the course of history. Mercifully, this is about the structure itself.

BBC2, 7pm Sunday Great Britons - The Greatest Of Them All All 10 presenters from the previous programmes give closing arguments in support of their greatest Briton, which we all know is Brunel.

Peter Snow is referee for this live special, culminating with the announcement of the winner. Foresight has contacts within the BBC and ICE and has been provided with a list of all Members who have yet to vote. This list has been passed to Mildred Reed (65), previously a debt collector in Hull, and now in the employ of NCE. She has promised to visit the homes of those Members to encourage 'participation'. Asked of her new role, Mildred said, 'I'm in no mood for pleasantries.'

BBC2, 9pm Monday University Challenge Warwick University takes on Wadham College, Oxford. Paxo officiates.

BBC2, 8pm New Book The Seventy Architectural Wonders Of The World Diamond geezer David Morris from FaberMaunsell has alerted Foresight to this new book edited by Neil Parkyn. David points out that although the title refers to architecture, many are engineering structures and contributors include Mark Whitby, Peter Ross of Arup and, er, David Morris from FaberMaunsell. The Taj Mahal, Sydney Opera House, St Peter's Basilica and the Channel Tunnel are just a few of the entries.

Thames and Hudson ISBN 0 500 510474 304 £24.95 in hardback Website The Society Of Construction Law Delay and Disruption Protocol Launched at the ICE last month, over 5,000 copies of the protocol have already been shifted. Aimed to provide guidance to all parties in the construction process when dealing with delays, the protocol can be dowloaded free. An offer not to be spurned. Thanks to Richard Bayfield for the plug.

Go to: www. eotprotocol. com

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