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The week ahead

22 January Transport for London. LSE seminar with Dave Wetzel, vice chairman of Transport for London. Clement House, WC2A 2AE Details, Tad Hauer (020) 7955 6522

26 January Waste minimisation: opportunities for action. This seminar will outline the legal and planning framework within which the industry operates and will examine how local partnerships and individual organisations can implement sustainable practices for construction and demolition waste. Norwich Tel: (020) 7222 8891 Fax: (020) 7222 1708 E-mail:

28 January Flesh and chips. A new series about the architects of the cyborg world. 'Wetware' is the term for combining human tissue and computer hardware and was used to cure the uncontrollable tremor that had dogged a man's life for 15 years. The programme meets the inventors and beneficiaries of this new technology and discusses the politics of this new science fact. Sell your Terminator and Westworld videos - this is the real thing, Daddio. Radio 4, starts

28 February 29 January Meet the ancestors: A Roman plot. While excavating a Roman town house in Bath, archaeologists uncovered two burials. One, unusually, was located in the heart of the city; the other contained a man who travelled from Bath to the furthest reaches of the empire. BBC2, 8.30pm And if you fancy staying up late, why not go from underground to underwater with Journeys to the bottom of the sea: Cromwell's forgotton wreck BBC2 9.00pm

1 February Mission Impossible. Not the troubled recreation of the journey of the Millennium Stone from the Pembrokeshire hills to Stonehenge, but the film of the tv series with Tom Cruise as Jim Phelps. Civil engineers can marvel at the film's climax, set in the Channel Tunnel. Apparently, use of the real tunnel was denied to the film makers, but let's face it, after all that hard work would you let some fancy-pants actor and his mates loose in your remarkable new structure? BBC1 8.05pm

29 January LSE London seminar: Affordable housing for London. With Shelter director Chris Holmes. Clement House, WC2A 2AE Details, Tad Hauer (020) 7955 6522 29 January The Titfield Thunderbolt. Villagers successfully fight the closure of their branch line and take it over only to find the local bus company in dastardly competition. The film celebrates a time when the rail industry was peopled by enthusiasts, but could they remake this film? Plot could be: Brainwashed by the mad professor Beeching an evil megalomaniac prime minister and her henchman sell off the railway cheaply to greedy businessmen and friends who are only interested in making a profit. But who would play the Stanley Holloway role and save the railway? Save the railway? Sounds a bit far fetched to me. Channel 4, 1.30pm

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