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Foresight

The week ahead

22 April

Power into art - the battle for the new Tate: Last in the fly-on-the- wall documentary series, the programme tracks the frenetic activity to complete construction and make good the conversion of Bankside power station into the Tate Modern.

6.15pm, Channel 4

26 April

The Reith lectures: Business: 'How should companies approach the multiple and complex challenges which have led to doubts about the sustainability of the development process?' asks BP Amoco chief executive Sir John Browne. 'These are not just environmental issues but also questions of human capacity and public doubts about science and the concept of progress itself.'

Answers provided at 8.00pm, Radio 4

26 April

Maths mysteries - why do buses always come in threes? Here's one for transport strategists. Bunching theory dictates that evenly scheduled buses will naturally bunch.

7.50pm, Channel 4

2 May

Calcutta stories:Presenter Simon Parkes looks at attempts to salvage the Indian city's crumbling fabric.

11.00am, Radio 4

3 May

The Reith Lectures - respect for the earth: Health and population is the theme of this week's talk, given by World Health Organisation director General Gro Harlem Brundteland.

8.00pm, Radio 4

4 May

At the cutting edge of technology: This gallery talk proposes that our prehistoric ancestors were skilled innovators.

2.30pm Museum of London, London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN

Details: (020) 7600 0807

4-5 May

Carbon finance: Conference organised by Environmental Finance, looking at the management and trading of carbon emissions, converting climate change risk into business opportunities and investment possibilities within the Kyoto protocol.

Le Meridien Hotel, Park Lane, London

Details (020) 7251 9151

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays to 28 October

2 Willow Road: Designer Erno Goldfinger was, depending on your viewpoint, a creator of carbuncles or of heroic architectural icons. The National Trust lovingly restored his self-built house, complete with period furniture and decor,to help people make up their minds.

Willow Road, London

Details (020) 7435 6166

www.domelegacy.co.uk

A chance to comment on the five proposals shortlisted for life in the Dome after the'one amazing day' exhibition is over. Dome Europe, Greenwich Media World, Meridian City, Legacy and Sports Dome have been selected on grounds of sustainability, their contribution to regeneration, innovation, cultural significance, orientation toward public transport and of course bidding price.

Consultation closes on 25 April.

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