Fiona Shaw; Simon McBurney; Journeys Into the Unknown

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Stephanie Flanders contemplates nothing with science editor Jeremy Webb who is fascinated with the idea of vacuum, voids and absolute zero; and astronomer Carolin Crawford explains there's more to black holes than meets the eye. The director Simon McBurney looks to reveal all in his production of the Magic Flute, including liberating the orchestra from the pit to centre stage; and Fiona Shaw asks 'is this all?' in her re-imagining of Britten's The Rape of Lucretia.

Producer: Natalia Fernandez.

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Mon 4 Nov 2013 21:30

Jeremy Webb

Jeremy Webb is Editor-in-Chief of New Scientist.


Nothing: From absolute zero to cosmic oblivion – amazing insights into nothingness, edited by Jeremy Webb, is published by Profile Books.


The nature of nothingness - New Scientist

Carolin Crawford

Carolin Crawford is Gresham Professor of Astronomy.


Her lecture, Comets - Visitors from the frozen edge of the Solar System, will be on Wednesday 20 November at the Museum of London.


Carolin Crawford


Comets - Visitors from the frozen edge of the Solar System

Fiona Shaw

Fiona Shaw is an actor and director.


Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia is Glyndebourne’s touring production until Friday 6 December.


Glyndebourne Tour 2013

Simon McBurney

Simon McBurney is an actor, writer and director.


The Magic Flute is on at the ENO at the London Coliseum from 7 November to 7 December.


Role Contributor
PresenterStephanie Flanders
Interviewed GuestJeremy Webb
Interviewed GuestCarolin Crawford
Interviewed GuestFiona Shaw
Interviewed GuestSimon McBurney
ProducerKaty Hickman