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The week ahead


Thursday It's My Story - Selby Survivors.

Survivors from the Selby crash recall the accident that changed their lives and talk about Gary Hart, the man responsible.

BBC Radio 4, 8pm Leading Edge.

This week's top science stories include a look at forest pathology.

One for the tree huggers among you, perhaps. Do you pine for trees? Oh, suit yourselves, I try my best you know.

BBC Radio 4, 9pm Saturday Michael Landy - The Man Who Destroyed Everything.

The story of the artist who destroyed every one of his 70,000 possessions in the name of art. The programme is an intimate, sometimes comic, portrait of an idealistic and unpretentious artist. Oh, yeah?

Depending on your feelings about conceptual art, you may prefer Tony Hancock in The Rebel on Monday, Channel 4, at 1.10am.

BBC 4, 7pm Monday Disaster: The Pride and The Fall.

Was corruption and negligence responsible for the roof collapse in a department store in Seoul, North Korea, that killed hundreds of people? Expert analysis comes in the shape of Diarmaid Fleming, NCE newshound, raconteur, wit and gentleman.

Discovery Civilisation, 8pm Fred Dibnah's Building of Britain - Scottish style.

You know the score by now - this week, Scottish Baronial style in the 16th and 17th centuries. It'll drive ya wild daddio.

BBC2, 8.30pm Wednesday Disaster: The Curse of The Cornstalk.

Another in the 'Disaster' series. In 1967, a span of the Silver Bridge across the Ohio River gave way, killing 46 people. The disaster led to a radical rethink of the materials used in bridge building. Inevitably, the nature of this series involves human tragedy, however, civil engineering solutions are key to preventing future disasters, friends.

Discovery Channel, 8pm Aspects of Late Victorian and Edwardian Railways.

Time to start peering over your half moon spectacles, readers, as the Institute of Railway Studies has a lecture for you. Peter Howlett, from the London School of Economics, discusses careers and wages on the Great Eastern Railway (1870-1913), while David Wilmot talks about the Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway in the 19th century.

Admission free, 2pm at the National Railway Museum, York.

Tel, (01904) 621261 www. nrm. org. uk Most days The Parliamentary Channel.

It goes on and on and round and round. Say hello to the place where the nest of vipers meets the can of worms. What if we smashed it all up and started again? OK, I'll see you outside the chip shop after church on Sunday.

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