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The week ahead


Saturday 29 May Salvage Squad The team sets out to restore a narrow gauge locomotive last used during the First World War.

Discovery Channel, 2pm Sunday Jimmy Hill's Sunday Supplement A chance to laugh your socks off at the sight of a load of football hacks talking about the game with the same gravitas you'd expect in a discussion on third world debt.

Sky Sports 1, 10.30am Fighter Plane Dig - Live When Hurricane fighter pilot Ray Holmes saw a German bomber heading towards Buckingham Palace during the Battle of Britain he decided to stop it by ramming the offending aircraft and bailing out. This act of unflinching heroism not only saved the Royals from being blown to bits, but it left the only fighter plane to crash in central London decorating Buckingham Palace Road. This live programme follows the attempted excavation of the plane and includes an interview with the now 89 year old man of the hour.

Thanks go to Mike Walter for alerting Foresight to the broadcast - specialist contractor Barhale will on hand, he tells us.

Channel 5, 9pm Tuesday People's Palace Recounts the troubled history of Crystal Palace BBC Radio 4, 11am Thursday Material World Quentin Cooper explains the role of science in the conservation of Britain's art treasures.

BBC Radio 4, 4.30pm Who Wants To Be London Mayor?

Candidates Simon Hughes, Ken Livingstone and Steven Norris are quizzed by a studio audience.

ITV1 (London), 11pm Friday Diggers, Tractors and Trucks John Peel tells the story of the forklift truck.

Discovery Channel, 2pm

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