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Foresight The week ahead


Thursday The Towns That Frank Built.

Frank Gehry is one of the world's top architects. He was 67 when work was completed on what is probably his best known project - the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.

A late starter, his innovative use of computer modelling added waves and twists to building design and has made him a leading figure in the world of fancy pants structures. Tune in for a Frank assessment.

BBC Radio 3, 9.30pm Thursday Detonators. Holly Bennett is only Sunday Elegant Solution.

Billed as an 'unnerving' look at robots and their potential to take over the world. Mind you, one look at New Labour and you realise how close we really are.

Discovery Channel, 8.30am Sunday Elegant Solution. A look at the structural collapse of the Hyatt Regency hotel in America.

Discovery Channel, 9am Tuesday The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Charles Laughton stars as Quasimodo, a site worker who after working many years on the nave buttresses and parapets of the great cathedral develops a crippling back problem.

Supported by Maureen O'Hara of Claims Direct he decides to sue Louis VII and the Roman Catholic church. Such temerity is greeted with wholesale executions and the two escape to the country where, along with a bearded lady and the elephant man, they set up an outreach group for unemployed human cannonballs.

Sky Cinema, 12.15pm Next week Progress Network's Invitation to Future Industry Leaders. Set up by the Association of Consulting Engineers for engineers under 35. Why not check out the networking reception to be held on 24 September. Future big cheeses should register first for this free event to be held at the offices of WSP in Holborn, London. Tel (020) 7222 6557 ext. 130 or email Cbeaumont@acenet. co. uk

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