The creatingSPARKS festival celebrates creativity at the frontiers of the sciences and the arts. creatingSparks is brought to you by the British Association, Imperial College, The Natural History Museum, the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal College of Art, the Royal College of Music, the Royal Geographical Society, the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Dame Beryl Bainbridge's novel, The Birthday Boys, about Captain Scott's ill-fated Antarctic expedition sparks off an evening's exploration of Antarctic science since the Heroic Age. Broadcaster Peter Evans talks with Beryl Bainbridge and Director of British Antarctic Survey, Professor Chris Rapley. Special guest, actor Andrew Sachs reads from The Birthday boysPerformers Beryl Bainbridge, Andrew Sachs.