The Amazing Dr Newton (BBC-2 1977 with Jack Shepherd and James Hazledine)

UK / BBC Two / 1×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 15 July 1977 at 9.30pm

Writer and Director: John Mansfield / Editor: Simon Campbell Jones

Series: Horizon

Drama documentary. A dramatisation of the life of 17th century scientific genius Isaac Newton.

“I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy, playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”

Jack Shepherd as Isaac Newton
James Hazledine as Hook
Kenneth Colley as Wren
John Rhys Davies as Secretary of the Royal Society
Patrick Malahide as Stukeley
Alan David as Halley
Robert Bridges as Apothecary
Benedict Cave as Newton as a boy

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