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David Baddiel, Brian Greene, Submarine

Anne McElvoy talks to scientist Brian Greene about his exploration of parallel universes, and David Baddiel about his latest novel, The Death of Eli Gold.

Anne McElvoy talks to comedian and writer David Baddiel about his latest novel: The Death of Eli Gold, and a career which has seen him move from an exponent of 90's lad culture to a serious literary figure.

Critic Sarah Dunant reviews Submarine, the hotly anticipated feature film directorial debut of comic actor Richard Ayaode.

Do we exist millimetres away from a parallel universe? Physicist Brian Greene talks about the theories explored in his latest book: The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos, that much of reality's true nature may be deeply hidden within parallel universes. He discusses what form these alternative worlds may take and how they may hover closer to us than we could ever imagine.

And Munira Mirza, Boris Johnson's Chief arts advisor argues in a new report that the arts world needs to stop thinking about diversity and focus more on excellence. She debates whether or not culture has gone beyond multiculturism.

Producer: Georgia Mann.

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