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The week ahead


Thursday Costing the Earth This week the effects of electric and magnetic fields. The programme takes a look at how illnesses as varied as depression and leukaemia have been attributed to living under power lines and how a recent study has linked magnetic fields to miscarriages. And the source of these dangerous levels could be coming from hairdryers, microwaves and vacuum cleaners.


BBC Radio 4, 9pm Routes: The Ironbridge Story.

It's been on before, we've all heard about it, but don't ya just love it.

Ladies and gentlemen, Ironbridge in Shropshire.

Discovery Civilisation, 6.30pm Friday Alistair McGowan's Big Impression.

They say he's very good, but surely not a good as Tony Blair's impression of Margaret Thatcher.

BBC1 8.30pm Saturday Parkinson Travel back in time for the 1980s zeitgeist that is Parky's chat show.

This week Chris Tarrant and music from Bryan Ferry. Ah, those were the days, but alas this programme is being made in the year 2002, readers.

BBC1, 10.20pm Kew Bridge Steam Museum Magic of Meccano exhibition Both today and tomorrow holds a treat in store for Meccano lovers.

The show will be opened by Adam Hart-Davis at midday on Saturday the 27th and will feature models from all over Europe. There will also be a play area for children who fancy having a go at making their Meccano model masterpiece.


Tel (0208) 8568 4757 www. kbsm. org Sunday Understanding: Ice Monday Grundy goes. . . shopping Traces the history from medieval markets to modern shopping centres. Yes, where once there was a trestle table of pigs heads and trotters, we now have shops selling mobile phone fascias and inflatable armchairs. My, how we have moved on.

Discovery Civlisation, 9.30pm

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