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Night Waves: Miss Fortune, Jerry White, Lloyd Newson, Museum Narration

March 13th, 2012

Episode 101 of 1201 episodes

Samira Ahmed is joined by Helen Wallace to review the UK premiere of composer Judith Weir's new opera, 'Miss Fortune'. Historian Jerry White talks about his latest chronicle of London, this time the 18th century, physical theatre director Lloyd Newson and James Cuno and Mark Jones discuss the merits and pitfalls of narrating museum exhibits in an explanatory, encyclopaedic arrangement.