Atlantis: 135 Missions in 30 years

22nd July 2011

As Atlantis, touches down in Kennedy Space Centre, marking the end of NASA’s STS program, and the end of an era in manned space travel, Kevin Fong presents ‘Space Shuttle: The last Mission’, the accompanying BBC documentary that ventures behind the scenes of human space exploration. Click here to watch on BBC iplayer, or catch it again on BBC 2, Thursday night at 7pm.

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World exclusive Aardman Pirates! trailer

15th July 2011

Click here for a first look at the trailer for Aardman’s film adaptation of the brilliant Pirates! books, by Gideon Defoe. Released in March 2012, this will be Aardman’s first stop-motion film since Wallace and Gromit and is all set to be a swashbuckling smash-hit.

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Fran Abrams reports for File on 4: Elderly Care

5th July 2011

Fran Abrams’ latest report for Radio 4’s ‘File on 4’ programme, Elderly Care, is a shocking exploration of the state of Britain’s care system.

Visit the Radio 4 website where you can listen to the broadcast, download the podcast, or read the transcript.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01247gy

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Was it MADE IN BRITAIN?

27th June 2011

Tonight at 9pm on BBC2, catch the second episode of Made In Britain, the accompanying 3 part TV series to Evan Davis’s recently published book of the same title.

Presenting the show himself, Evan offers viewers an insight into the true landscape of the British economy. He explores what our country is good at and how it can pay its way in the world, bursting some of the myths that have sprung up in recent decades and reacquainting us with some forgotten areas of the economy.

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What is your favourite number?

22nd June 2011

Alex Bellos is investigating the phenomenon of favourite numbers. Do you have one? Is it your birthday? Something superstitious, or mathematical?

Over the summer, Alex is asking people to tell him what their favourite number is, if they have one, and why it is their favourite. The results will feature in Alex’s new book, The Game Of Life, the follow up to his bestselling Alex’s Adventures in Numberland .

To listen to Alex’s appearance on the Today Programme, click here.

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Hay Festival

26th May 2011

This year’s Hay Festival will play host to some of the most exciting literary talent of the moment, and Janklow & Nesbit authors will be there in full force.

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Where, exactly, are we?

18th May 2011

In his new book, Tim Radford shows us what science can tell us about individual identity and our place in the universe. The Address Book takes the reader on a voyage that starts in the living room and ends at the very limits of the cosmos. Listen to him discussing The Address Book with Peter Forbes on the Guardian books podcast here:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/audio/2011/may/13/art-science-tim-radfor…

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Pirates! Film Adaptation Announced!

12th May 2011

Avast ye hearties! The secret is out!

Aardman’s first feature-length stop-motion animation since Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were Rabbit will be an adaptation of Gideon Defoe’s fantastic novel The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists. Hugh Grant will play the Pirate Captain, complete with luxurious beard, in the film, which will be released worldwide in Spring 2012.

For more information, please click here.

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We have moved

4th May 2011

We have moved offices, and are no longer based in Drayson Mews.
Our contact details are now:
13a Hillgate Street
London
W8 7SP

Phone: 020 7243 2975
Fax: 020 7243 4339

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THE CROSSING PLACES wins the Mary Higgins Clark Award

4th May 2011

Elly Griffiths has won the 2011 Mary Higgins Clark Award at the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Awards for her debut novel THE CROSSING PLACES.

This wonderful news follows Elly’s recent longlisting for the CWA Dagger in the Library Award in the UK.

For more information on the MWA Edgar Awards please click here

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