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21/11/2008

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 21 November 2008

Presented by Kirsty Lang.

David Tennant talks to Kirsty Lang about getting to grips with the role of astrophysicist Arthur Eddington in a new BBC drama Einstein and Eddington.

In 1998, David Almond wrote a children's book about a young boy who discovered a stinky, arthritic but vaguely angelic creature in his garage. Now the book has become an opera and Children's Laureate Michael Rosen discusses why it has proved so ripe for adaptation.

A panel of critics has compiled a chart of the world's twenty greatest orchestras. James Inverne, who commissioned the survey, discusses why American, German and Russian orchestras dominate the list, and what it really takes to earn a reputation as one of the world's finest.

Carsten Höller, the artist whose slides spiralled down Tate Modern's Turbine Hall in 2006, and who has created a functioning hotel room in New York's Guggenheim Museum, continues the pleasure principle with his new work The Double Club. This working nightclub, bar and restaurant, which opens in North London for six months as of the 22nd November 2008, is where music, art, food and dance can all be experienced, Congolese- and European-style. Kirsty Lang meets him there.

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