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The week ahead


Saturday 29 January Salvage Squad: Gallopers Up for restoration is a steampowered carousel from 1912.

I'm sure they'll make a fair job of it.

Discovery Channel, 1pm Sunday Health Matters - Travels of the Mind Looks at the psychological effects on people working in call centres in India, dealing with customers in the West. You guessed it, readers, it could only be Dr Raj Persaud.

BBC World Service, 10.05pm Panorama - Iraq Elections John Simpson reports on the prospects for peace and stability for the ravaged country as it holds its first elections in 50 years. Iraqis, politicians, soldiers and other major players also have their say about Iraq, post Saddam.

BBC1, 10.15pm Monday Rebuilding Paradise The story of a British businessman's quest to rebuild an area of Sri Lanka destroyed by the 2004 tsunami.

BBC1, 8pm Wednesday How to sleep better Dr Robert Winston looks the science of sleep, its importance and the consequences of not getting enough of it. I, for one, believe that a better understanding of sleep is certainly a nod in the right direction. Sorry. Those with digital tellies can get their own sleep profile by pressing the red button. It's interactive, baby.

BBC1, 8pm Thursday The Real Da Vinci Code Attempts to sort the fact from the folly in the wake of Dan Brown's successful book.

Channel 4, 9pm Leading Edge Geoff Watts takes a look at the latest developments in the world of science.

Radio 4, 9pm Friday Nautilus The story of the first nuclear submarine.

UKTV History, 6pm Extreme Archaeology Explores a flooded mine in Wales.

Discovery Channel, 8pm Tsunami: The Day The Wave Struck Personal accounts of the disaster that befell Asia on Boxing Day 2004.

National Geographic, 10pm

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