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Surveillance city...
Surveillance city

Thursday 13 July, 11-11.30pm, ITV1

Documentary looking at the growth of CCTV and other surveillance devices in cities across the country. How camera phones provide evidence as well as record 'happy slapping' attacks. There is also a report on the estate where residents can watch their neighbours on their own 'Big Brother TV'.

Teenage tycoons

Friday 14 July, 7-7.30pm, BBC2

The government is spending£180m to give secondary school children training in business skills. In this documentary Max Flint asks if teaching can help train entrepreneurs. He meets Sarah Green, Oliver Bridge and Jake Lunn, who sell furniture, shoes and personalised napkins respectively.

The archive hour: District Six

Saturday 15 July, 9-10pm, Radio 4

Nigel Wrench travels to Cape Town to visit the District Six museum which celebrates the life of a black community uprooted by the apartheid government to make way for whites. It features music recordings and oral histories which have been carefully collected to preserve memories of the area.

Excuse my French

Tuesday 18 July, 9-10pm, BBC2

Esther Rantzen, Big Ron Atkinson and comedian Marcus Brigstocke attempt to learn French by undertaking a linguistic crash-course, living together for a month in rural France, totally immersed in French language and culture. Challenges include telling a joke to complete strangers, becoming a newspaper reporter and working as delivery drivers.

Deadline for applications for Japan study tour

Monday 24 July

This is your last chance to sign up to the Japan Local Government Centre's study tour, held between 15 and 25 October. The tour is designed for senior local government managers and this year the theme is conservation and the natural environment. Participants will travel to Aomori and Tokyo and stay with a Japanese family for a few days.

For more information call Richard Kelner on 020 7839 8500 or email

Effective waste management

Wednesday 13 September, Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1G

Find out more about how to make your waste management as efficient as possible.

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