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Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Drama-documentary relating the remarkable story of Stephen Hawking's early years as a PHD student at Cambridge, following his search for the 'beginning of time' and his courageous struggle against life-threatening illness.

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Tue 17 Apr 2012 00:00 BBC Four

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Credits

Stephen Hawking
Benedict Cumberbatch
Fred Hoyle
Peter Firth
Roger Penrose
Tom Ward
Jane Wilde
Lisa Dillon
Dennis Sciama
John Sessions
Isobel Hawking
Phoebe Nicholls
Arno Penzias
Michael Brandon
Bob Wilson
Tom Hodgkins
Reporter
Chris Pedersen
Dr John Holloway
Matthew Marsh
Nurse Susan McClean
Anastasia Hille
Frank Hawking
Adam Godley
Jayant Narlikar
Rohan Siva
George Ellis
Bertie Carvel
Barmaid
Deirdre Costello
Robert Silkin
Sebastian Armesto
Martha Guthrie
Alice Eve
Hamlet
Anthony Howell
Rosencrantz
Leon Ockenden
Guildenstern
Che Cartwright
Lidia Sciama
Carolina Giammetta
Train Passenger
Linda Spurrier
Cab Driver
James Warrior
Frink
David McKail
Edgar
Rory Copus
Writer
Peter Moffat
Producer
Jessica Pope
Director
Philip Martin

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