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The week ahead

News - Foresight

Saturday 29 October Extreme Engineering A back to back bonanza that includes:

. Tokyo's Sky City . Transatlantic Tunnel . Subways in America . Bridging the Bering Strait . City in a Pyramid . Holland's Barrier to the Sea . Building Hong Kong's Airport . Boston's Big Dig Feel free to gorge yourself, readers.

Discovery Channel, 1-9pm Dennis Wheatley - A Letter To Posterity As Halloween looms, it is fitting to celebrate that great writer of chillers and thrillers, Dennis Wheatley. A devotee of the occult, he wrote The Devil Rides Out, a fine book and a rather scary film starring Christopher Lee and Charles Gray - both of whom appeared as baddies in the James Bond film. By the way, those hoping to celebrate fright night wearing NCE's limited edition horror mask of deputy news editor Mark Hansford should know that it is now sold out.

BBC4. 9.30pm Parkinson Did the world stop for Michael Parkinson in 1989- Tonight Ben Elton and Rod Stewart.

ITV1, 10.30pm Sunday Skyscraper at Sea The Troll A gas platform is a concrete gravity based structure weighing 678,500t and standing 472m high - it's a big 'un alright. Ergo, readers, what a fine opportunity to marvel at its construction.

Discovery Science, 11am Honest Politics Geoff Mulgan, a 'strategic thinker' at Downing Street for seven years, considers trust and integrity in politics in the first of the three programmes.

I wonder if he'll be talking to Peter Mandelson and Alastair Campbell?

BBC Radio 4, 10.45pm Tuesday Seven Modern Wonders Of the World It's the turn of modern engineering marvels to take the limelight with a look at the Channel Tunnel, the Eiffel Tower and the Brooklyn Bridge among others.

History Channel, 8pm Wednesday Mega Builders: Spanning the Harlem When the Third Avenue Bridge linking the Bronx and Manhattan needed replacing, engineers faced a tough job getting rid of the old to make way for the new.

Discovery Channel, 9pm Kings of Construction Europe's first liquefied natural gas plant is being built in the Port of Cádiz, Spain. Kings of Construction takes a peek at the challenging construction project.

Discovery Channel, 10pm Thursday Material World Quentin Cooper talks to Chris French, head of Goldsmiths College anomalistic psychology research unit, about alien abduction.

BBC Radio 4, 4.30pm Engineering Disasters Tells how safety improvements have been made by engineers learning from accidents and disasters.

History Channel, 10pm Friday Demolition Squad Can the experts bring down a Bradford tower block without damaging nearby shops?

National Geographic, 6.30pm

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