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The week ahead

Foresight

Sunday 3 October Seven Wonders Of Ancient Greece And the seven wonders are:

Delphi, Olympia, the Theatre of Epidaurus, the Colossus of Rhodes, Knossos, the Pharos of Alexandria and the Parthenon. An impressive portfolio don't you think?

Discovery Channel, 8pm Monday Megastructures What's 395m high, took six years to make and is in Kuala Lumpur?

Why the Petronas Towers, and the very same engineering marvel is the subject of an hour long profile.

Apologies go to John Shilston of Cumbria who alerted Foresight to an engineering series on Channel 5 that we've been failing to mention - this is most likely it. John, we kneel at the altar of your forgiveness and rest assured the impeccably high standards that make Foresight the talk of One Great George Street will return soon.

Channel 5, 8pm Tuesday One Life Gary Hart - jailed for five years for causing the Selby rail crash that killed 10 people - has written a book about his experience. Bearing in mind that he has never apologised for his part in the incident and has refused to accept responsibility for it, the book may only go to affirm his own self absorption. Indeed, the BBC's Hello Magazine-style description of the 45-minute portrait as 'candid', 'intimate' and 'compelling' may seem a little too sympathetic for some, but if you want to hear his side of the story, here it is. Sceptics of the Beeb's gentle adjectives might wonder might wonder how a programme on Genghis Khan would be described. How about misunderstood, sensitive and profoundly affected by the challenges of being the world's most fearsome warrior? Erm.

BBC1, 10.35pm Wednesday Flight Sim Charts the history and development of flight simulation.

Discovery Wings, 8pm Thursday Material World For the last 40 years the world's first manned deep sea submersible - Alvin - has been exploring the ocean depths, informing those back on land of a watery world of hot springs, ocean chimneys and the likes of giant tube worms - urrgh! Quentin Cooper bids farewell to old Alvin as a newer high tech version prepares to take over.

BBC Radio 4, 4.30pm Friday Timewatch - The Lost Heroes During World War II a handful of volunteers braved treacherous arctic seas in mini submarines called X-subs with the aim of destroying Germany's biggest battleship, the Tirpitz. Hitler called the mammoth vessel 'The Beast', the German army believed it to be invincible, and Churchill saw its removal from action as vital to the war effort. Timewatch recounts the heroism of the volunteers and experimental subs used on the mission.

BBC2, 9pm

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