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The week ahead


Saturday 4 June England v Bangladesh Those of you tiring slightly of mighty Liverpool's Champions League win getting more coverage than a lunar landing or the fall of the Berlin Wall might like to take comfort in the second test from Durham.

It's the summer and soccer's history, folks, but let's hope Bangladesh can give the English a run for their money this time.

Sky Sports 1, 10.30am Massive Machines: Chris Barrie takes a look at electric trains.

Discovery Channel, 1pm Between The Ears - The Darkest Place In England Urbanisation and the suburban sprawl mean that total darkness is something rarely encountered these days - or should I say nights. Poet and writer Lavinia Greenlaw goes in search of it all the same.

BBC Radio 3, 10pm Sunday Referendum Night On 3 June 1975 a referendum was held to decide whether the UK should stay within the EEC. BBC Parliament's Referendum Night affords us the opportunity to live those times again with full repeats of the late Robin Day's encounters with then Prime Minister Harold Wilson and new opposition leader Margaret Thatcher. The evening concludes with David Dimbleby presenting the results of the vote.

A nostalgia evening for political students - it's time to dust down the fondue set, folks.

BBC Parliament, 7.50pm-1am Flying Scotsman Celebration Your last chance to see a special exhibition telling you all you need to know about the famous engine.

National Railway Museum, York (01904) 621261 www. nrm. org. uk Tuesday Demolition Detectives The team gets another 48 hour opportunity to glean a building's past before demolition.

Discovery Channel, 8pm Wednesday Frontlines Of Construction Looks at innovations to protect buildings against terrorism.

National Geographic, 9pm Thursday Engineering Disasters The problems with the leaning tower of Pisa. Disaster seems a bit strong don't you think?

History Channel, 8pm The Great Stink The work of Sir Joseph Bazalgette and his sewage system for London.

History Channel, 9pm Friday Global Business - The Spanish Economy Peter Day looks at how the Spanish economy has thrived post-Franco and how it plans to keep the momentum going.

BBC World Service, 9.05am Engineering on ebay Foresight has been alerted to a rather interesting document listed on the online auction site ebay recently.

Dated 3 April 1928 and signed on behalf of the Members of the Mersey Tunnel Joint Committee, it lauds the efforts of workers on the breakthrough of the 'greatest sub-aqueous tunnel in the world'. A rather fetching piece it is too. In fact, it's everything you'd expect of yer actual 'istorical document, guv'.

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