BBC’s Einstein and Eddington aired last night. I quite enjoyed it! I’m sure they used a fair amount of artistic licence on the actual story, but it was certainly a good watch. Quite well written, too, with a couple of poigniant notes about what science should actually be about. There’s a little humour in there especially for academics too — “What are his [Einstein’s] references?”.
Being as the lead actors were David Tennant (Doctor Who) and Andy Serkis (Smeagol), they were fairly restrained in their roles as Eddington and Einstein respectively. I could attempt to wax lyrical on it for a while, but I’m not really much of a film critic. All I’ll say is — if you’re interested in the history of science, you should give it a watch. In fact, what the hell, you should anyway!
It’s currently available for viewing on iPlayer though regrettably, you probably won’t be able to see it if you’re outside the UK. You might be able to fool it with a UK proxy address (not that that’s actually legal) though…
The real Einstein and Eddington