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The Twin Paradox201511202015 marks the centenary of the publication of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity changing our understanding of space and time forever. Turning to science for inspiration, three writers explore the notion of relativity from their own unique viewpoint in this specially commissioned series for Radio 4.
Taking Einstein's theory as their inspiration, three writers explore the notion of relativity, taking us to the very edges of space and time, through the prism of sibling rivalry, a flight from war and the daydreams of a lost little boy.
In Ian Sansom's 'The Twin Paradox' it's the day of the first manned mission to Mars and as Commander Carl Ehrlich's twin brother Kevin awaits the final countdown in a local bar it seems the mission just might offer him the perfect means of gaining some long-awaited one-upmanship on his internationally-renowned, hugely successful, ever-so-slightly older brother!
Writer - Ian Sansom
Reader - Trevor White
Producer - Heather Larmour.
An End To Steady State Theory201511272015 marks the centenary of the publication of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity changing our understanding of space and time forever. Turning to science for inspiration, three writers explore the notion of relativity from their own unique viewpoint in this specially commissioned series for Radio 4.
Taking Einstein's theory as their inspiration, three writers explore the notion of relativity, taking us to the very edges of space and time, through the prism of sibling rivalry, a flight from war and the daydreams of a lost little boy.
In Jo Baker's 'An End to Steady State Theory' a young physicist clings to scientific rigour as the world he knows collapses and contracts.
Writer - Jo Baker
Reader - Amir El-Masry
Producer - Jenny Thompson.
Thoughts While Plummeting201512042015 marks the centenary of the publication of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity changing our understanding of space and time forever. Turning to science for inspiration, three writers explore the notion of relativity from their own unique viewpoint in this specially commissioned series for Radio 4.
Taking Einstein's theory as their inspiration, three writers explore the notion of relativity, taking us to the very edges of space and time, through the prism of sibling rivalry, a flight from war and the daydreams of a lost little boy.
In Robin Ince's 'Thoughts While Plummeting' an unusual schoolboy becomes engrossed by the science he sees all around him and goes off in pursuit of 'the happiest thought'.
Writer - Robin Ince
Reader - Carolyn Pickles
Producer - Jenny Thompson.

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Duration

  • 15 Minutes

Genre

  • Genre: Drama, Readings