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Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Drama starring David Tennant and Andy Serkis. In the spring of 1914, with Europe on the brink of war, no one had heard of an obscure German physicist called Albert Einstein. A British astronomer, Arthur Eddington, realised that Einstein's theories could unlock whole new ways of thinking about time and space.

Despite the danger of being labelled traitors, the two men began a unique correspondence. An eclipse in Africa provided an opportunity to prove Einstein's theories to the world. Eddington, an unlikely hero, set out on a journey that would change people's perceptions of the universe forever.

Last on

Sat 22 Nov 2008 21:10 BBC Two

Credits

Arthur Eddington
David Tennant
Albert Einstein
Andy Serkis
Sir Oliver Lodge
Jim Broadbent
Frank Dyson
Richard McCabe
Elsa Einstein
Jodhi May
Winnie Eddington
Rebecca Hall
Mileva Einstein
Lucy Cohu
Max Planck
Donald Sumpter
Fritz Haber
Anton Lesser
Leopold Koppel
John Bowe
Director
Philip Martin
Producer
Mark Pybus
Writer
Peter Moffat

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