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The week ahead


Sunday 20 March Panorama Investigates Tony 'I'm a pretty straight sort of guy' Blair's statements on Iraq to see if the 'all in good faith' criteria he keeps going on about adds up.

BBC1, 10.15pm Monday Controlling Science As America diverts ever more spending into military technologies, other branches of science are bound to suffer.

Which will be the losers and what will be the consequences for research and development in the wider world- Richard Hollingham investigates.

BBC World Service, 9.05am University Challenge Second of the quarter finals.

BBC2, 8.30pm The Snows Of Kilimanjaro By the year 2020 the once great snowfields of Kilimanjaro will have completely disappeared. Euen McIlwraith travels to the 'roof of Africa' to find what the melting glacier means for climate change as well as to those dependent on the water supply from the ice cap.

BBC Radio 4, 9pm Tuesday Fred Dibnah's Made In Britain In a programme filmed before his recent death, Fred visits the Lake District, once home to large scale iron ore mining He then adjourns to the pub for a chin wag with some former steel workers. A pint o' mild and packet of pork scratchings, then.

BBC2, 8.30pm Wednesday Science in China There are areas of science where some boldly go, but where others fear to tread. The Chinese are of the former persuasion, as evidenced by their work in the fields of gene therapy, stem cell research, genetic crops and clean energy generation. Geoff Watts describes.

BBC World Service, 10.05am What The Ancients Did For Us - The Mesopotamians The world's oldest known book, the Zodiac, bread, bricks and beer - the last being something we can all be very grateful for.

BBC2, 8pm Thursday Material World - Biological Clocks As we prepare for British Summer Time, Quentin Cooper wonders why time change can affect people so differently, especially in more extreme circumstances when jet lag - or even rocket lag - is the result.

BBC Radio 4, 4.30pm

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