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The week ahead

Thursday The Material World Do you get restless at the weekend and feel the urge to get your dibber out and go from bed to bed?

Then gardeners beware, because next time you spread those bags of peat compost over your plot, you should remember that the mining of peat bogs is both unsustainable and ecologically destructive.

Quinten Cooper looks at the alternatives. For peat's sake, what can be done. I'm sorry, I've not been well.

BBC Radio 4, 4.30pm Costing the Earth Transport Infrastructure Needs Assessment - or TINA - is a programme that is channelling millions of pounds from the EU into improving main roads, railways and canals that move raw materials, farm produce and other goods from eastern to western Europe.

However, environmental regulations are not common to eastern and western Europe and delicate environments all over eastern Europe are being threatened - much to the dismay of naturalists.

Bill Oddie where are you?

BBC Radio 4, 9pm Friday Kew Bridge Steam Museum If any of you attended the recent Meccano exhibition at the museum a couple weeks ago, you'll know that there's plenty on offer week in, week out for steam enthusiasts at Kew, including the Water for Life Gallery. They're very nice people too, though not so nice that they'd let you in for free.

(020) 8568 4757 www. kbsm. org Grundy Goesà All Sporty The origins of sporting buildings from jousting grounds in castles to timber pavilions to state of the art football stadia. Groovy.

Discovery Civilisation, 9.30pm Monday Grundy Goesà To Hospital Architectural historian John Grundy investigates the development of hospitals from mediaeval times to the present day. A man goes to the doctor. The doctor says: 'Oh hello, I haven't seen you for a while. 'Yes I know, I've been ill, ' replied the man. Thank you, Tommy Cooper.

Discovery Civilisation, 9.30pm.

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