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Newton And The Counterfeiter

Crawford Logan reads from Thomas Levenson's biography of Isaac Newton and his rivalry with one of 17th-century London's most accomplished and daring criminals, William Chaloner

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5/5 Chaloner faces trial at the Old Bailey and the threat of the gallows at Tyburn.

Sat 5 Sep 2009 00:30 BBC Radio 4

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    The music used is Sleepers Awake (Wachet Auf) by Bach, taken from a Carlin CD called Baroque Masterclass.

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