The story of Professor Stephen Hawking's early years is told for the first time in a major drama for BBC Two.It is 1963, and our young cosmologist celebrates his 21st birthday. At the party is a new friend, Jane Wilde - there is a strong attraction between the two. Jane is intrigued by Stephen's talk of stars and the Universe. But she realises that there is something very wrong when Stephen suddenly finds that he is unable to stand up.

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  1. Peter Moffat


  2. Philip Martin


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  1. Benedict Cumberbatch

    Benedict Cumberbatch

    Stephen Hawking

  2. Alice Eve

    Alice Eve

    Martha Guthrie

  3. Michael Brandon

    Michael Brandon

    Arno Penzias

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    Tom Hodgkins

    Robert Wilson

  5. Christian Rubeck

    Christian Rubeck


  6. Lisa Dillon

    Lisa Dillon

    Jane Wilde

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 30m

Budget -

Revenue -

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  • December 10, 2004
    0, Theatrical



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