ARM­CHAIR TRAV­ELLER

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Italy on the go: A line-up of Ves­pas Egypt’sGold­enEm­pire: Tonight the fo­cus is on the pe­riod 1560BC to 1080BC, when the em­pire was in full glory and those mighty pharoahs were on a build­ing spree. Satur­day, 8.30pm, His­tory Chan­nel. SevenWon­der­sofChina: Too much China is barely enough this week. When not watch­ing Olympics cov­er­age, con­sider other feats un­der­taken in the Mid­dle King­dom, in­clud­ing, nat­u­rally, the Great Wall. Sun­day, 7.30pm, Dis­cov­ery Chan­nel. Bei­jing:AMu­si­calJour­ney : A dose of Chi­nese mu­sic daily from Ova­tion this week, start­ing with the cap­i­tal and end­ing on Fri­day amid the moun­tain­ous reaches of Guilin. Week­days, 6pm, Ova­tion. ForeverVespa: Noth­ing sums up trav­el­ling around Italy as evoca­tively as a Vespa mo­tor scooter. When were they first built, who de­signed those zippy lines, why Ital­ians love them so: all this and more. (Fire up that Ro­manHol­i­day DVD to fol­low.) Wed­nes­day, 8.30pm, World Movies. Susan Kuro­sawa

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