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Two Men from Delft

Sunday 4 February 2007 20:15-21:30 (Radio 3)

By Stephen Wakelam. In 1675, at the time of the death of his close friend Johannes Vermeer, Antony Van Leeuwenhoek made an astonishing discovery. He was the first person to identity bacteria.





Stephen Tompkinson and Alex Jennings

See how vermeer used lenses for his work
 
See what Van Leeuwenkoek was seeing through his microscope

Duration:

1 hour 15 minutes

Playlist:

Antony Van Leeuwenhooek ...... Stephen Tompkinson
Christiaan Huygens ...... Alex Jennings
Maria Van Leeuwenhoek ...... Emma Noakes
Elisabeth Vermeer ...... Alex Tregear

Music by Sylvia Hallett.
Viol played by Vanessa Coode.

Directed and produced by Jeremy Mortimer.




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