On The Edge Of The Earth

Mikhail Durnenkov on the Nooderlicht

Radio play by Mikhail Durnenkov

BBC World Service broadcast: 19 March 2011

Don't miss the new radio play On The Edge Of The Earth by Mikhail Durnenkov, inspired by his expedition with Cape Farewell to Spitsbergen in 2010. The play airs on the BBC World Service on Saturday 19 March, 8pm GMT. It will be repeated the following day at 2am and 11pm, then will be available on the BBC iPlayer.
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In September 2010, Cape Farewell launched its 9th Art & Science expedition to the Arctic, sailing around Svalbard and Spitsbergen. On board was the award-winning Russian playwright, Mikhail Durnenkov. He was one of a number of artists and scientists who, for 3 weeks, lived and worked on the ship, exploring and debating climate change. BBC World Service linked to Mikhail throughout the voyage and, on his return, he wrote On the Edge of the Earth, a 60 minute play inspired by his experiences there.
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