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The week ahead

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Saturday 30 April The Red Arrows Foresight likes to think of the Red Arrows as a Communist darts team. In fact, it finds this idea so amusing it's used the joke before in this esteemed column. But what's a little repetition here and there- No letters please. Behind the scenes with the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team.

Discovery Wings, 6pm Bank Holiday Monday Bob the Builder:

Project Build It Bob and the gang return with a special project that'll take the whole of the new series to finish. Their job - to build an ecologically-friendly town from scratch. If Jamie Oliver can change the government's mind over school dinners, can Bob the Builder get things moving with sustainable construction?

BBC2 8.30pm Tuesday Mastermind Among tonight's specialist subjects is railway trailblazer Dickie Trevithick - or Richard to his friends.

BBC2, 8pm Fred Dibnah's Made in Britain M'laddo pays a visit to the North Staffs & Cheshire Traction Club.

BBC2, 8.30pm Wednesday Hard Graft - The Story of a 1930s Work Camp High unemployment during Britain's Great Depression of the 1930s led to the creation of labour camps in the south for those from the impoverished north. The result was that by the start of the Second World War 59,000 acres of forest had been planted on the SuffolkNorfolk border. Those who remember the camps and those who worked in them - as sort of inmate/employees - recall the grim times.

BBC Radio 4, 11am Thinking Allowed The sociology series tackles the meaning of 'skill' and how it has changed.

BBC Radio 4, 4pm The Reith Lectures 2005:

Risk and Responsibility Reith Lectures - sounds a bit like a symposium for undertakers doesn't it- Wreath- geddit?

Anyhow, the last in the series tackles the subject of ethics and technological advance. Lord Alec Broers does the explaining.

BBC Radio 4, 8pm Frontlines Of Construction Featuring tunnel boring machines, drills and pile drivers.

Why, it's veritable smorgasbord of matters geotechnical, readers.

National Geographic, 9pm Channel Tunnel Construction of the cross Channel pipe that united two of the great cheeses of the world - Stilton and Camembert.

National Geographic, 10pm Thursday Election Night It's the Beeb that seems to have the all-star cast for the night's proceedings, folks. Messrs Dimbleby, Paxman, Snow, Simpson, Marr and Wark set about it mob handed. That's if you really want to stay up all night.

BBC1, 9.55pm - 6am Friday Piltdown Man Hoax: Days That Shook The World Archaeological jiggery pokery from 1953.

BBC2, 8pm

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