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Saturday, 22 November 2008

Einstein and Eddington Today

Today the new BBC film will be airing on BBC Two, named Einstein and Eddington. This is a little bit off the topic of Doctor Who, but there hasn't been a lot of news recently. David Tennant plays the second main role in the story, Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington, and Andy Serkis (who is at this time appearing in Little Dorrit with Freema Agyeman, Eve Myles and Russel Tovey) plays Albert Einstein. The film will be broadcast today at 9:10pm to 10:40pm tonight, therefore being one and a half hours long on BBC Two. It is directed by Philip Martin and written by Peter Moffat. Other stars in Einstein And Eddington include Jim Broadbent, Lucy Cohu, Jodhi May and Rebecca Hall. Below you can read the synopsis of the story;

Albert Einstein (Serkis) spent years working on his General Theory of Relativity, which threatened to overturn two centuries of Newtonian certainty and the foundations of British science. Arthur Eddington (Tennant) was a prominent British astrophysicist who, as a Quaker, believed that "truth knows no boundaries" and bravely championed Einstein’s theories while Britain rejected anything German.
In 1919, Eddington undertook an expedition to Africa to photograph light bending round the sun during an eclipse. These photographs not only proved the theory to be correct, but turned Einstein into a worldwide superstar.
Will you be watching today?
Please Comment! Thanks!


Zobles said...

I may watch this.