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Brian and Robin discuss space exploration with actor Sir Patrick Stewart, former quantum physicist Ben Miller and Professor of Planetary Sciences Monica Grady.

The Infinite Monkeys are back and in the first of the new series Brian Cox and Robin Ince boldly go where no science programme has been before, as they discuss space exploration with Captain Jean Luc Picard himself, actor Sir Patrick Stewart; former quantum physicist Ben Miller; and Professor of Planetary Sciences, Monica Grady. They'll be discussing whether space really is the final frontier and whether, with the development of ever more sophisticated robotic space missions, do humans need to go to space at all? Are un-manned missions more cost effective and ultimately more efficient in terms of the scientific knowledge they generate, or is the need to explore unknown worlds, on this planet, or any other, the key to driving the progress of science?

Producer: Alexandra Feachem
Presenters: Robin Ince and Brian Cox.

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30 minutes

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Tue 20 Nov 2012 23:00

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  • Mon 19 Nov 2012 16:30
  • Tue 20 Nov 2012 23:00

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