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The week ahead

12 April Time team: The edge of the empire.

A look at a site at Ribchester, Lancashire, which, for the first 100 years of Roman rule in Britain, was part of the northern frontier - an inhospitable location where all that separated the invaders from hostile tribesmen were ditches and forts.

Then again, ask any Yorkshireman and he'll tell you Lancashire is just the same today.

Discovery Channel, 9am 14 April Century in motion. A new series exploring 100 years of transport innovation. The first programme looks at transport inventions that changed the world, from the creation of the internal combustion engine to the Model T Ford to commercial air travel.

Discovery Channel, 3pm 16 April Jambusters. A look at traffic in cities of the future, examining the latest ideas, the latest in technology including tiny cars, car sharing and a coding system from the Netherlands - whatever that is.

Discovery Channel, 4pm 17 April Time team: The fortress in the lake. Ex-Baldrick and his fearless faculty of fossil foragers go forth once again. This time to a man made island near Brecon in Wales.

Discovery Channel, 7pm 20 April Talking landscapes: The Yorkshire Dales. Cast aside thoughts of the urban environment and visit the world of dry stone walls, bitter winds and pastoral farming.

Feeling better?

BBC2 8pm Now until 20 May Bridging art and science exhibition.

Wilkinson Eyre architects show off some of their work at London's Science Museum and explain how art (creativity) and science (technology) inform the five visual elements of architecture: space, light, form, structure and materials. I'm sure this one will raise a few eyebrows among the highbrows.

Science Museum, 10am-6pm daily Details, (0870) 870 4868 16 April Match of the day. Remember, you're on holiday so enjoy the last dregs of freedom. Invite a friend or loved one to share a few glasses beer and reflect on another Bank Holiday having slipped through your fingers.

BBC1 10.55pm 14 April The lava hunters. Looks at the destructive and life giving force of volcanoes.

National Geographic Channel, 6pm 21 April Extreme machines: super trains. High speed trains in Europe and America and railways in India are examined. The programme also looks at rail disasters and how designers and engineers are building for the future.

Discovery Channel, 7am

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