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The Essay, Five Portraits of Science Episode guide

  1. Albert Einstein

    5/5 Writer Richard Hamblyn considers the cultural afterlife of Albert Einstein.

    First broadcast: 18 Jan 2013

  2. Marie Curie

    4/5 Sunetra Gupta considers Marie Curie's reputation as self-sacrificing scientific saint.

    First broadcast: 17 Jan 2013

  3. Isaac Newton

    3/5 Historian Patricia Fara on how Isaac Newton became the quintessential English genius.

    First broadcast: 16 Jan 2013

  4. Galileo

    2/5 Writer Andrew Brown unpicks the narrative of Galileo's battle with the Roman Inquisition.

    First broadcast: 15 Jan 2013

  5. John Dee

    1/5 Jonathan Sawday explores the cultural legacy of alchemist, astrologer and magus John Dee.

    First broadcast: 14 Jan 2013

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