David Tennant is the narrator of a new dramatised documentary, Inside Einstein's Mind: The Enigma Of Space And Time, coming to BBC Four on Monday 14th December.
The hour long show is written, produced and directed by Jamie Lochhead of Windfall Films and stars Hamza Ripley as Albert Einstein. The programme explores the process through which Einstein developed his theory of general relativity, 100 years ago this year.
Inside Einstein's Mind: The Enigma Of Space And Time
The story of the most elegant and powerful theory in science - Albert Einstein's general relativity.
When Einstein presented his formidable theory in November 1915, it turned our understanding of gravity, space and time completely on its head. Over the last 100 years, general relativity has enabled us to trace the origins of the universe to the Big Bang and to appreciate the enormous power of black holes.
To mark the 100th anniversary of general relativity, this film takes us inside the head of Einstein to witness how his idea evolved, giving new insights into the birth of a masterpiece that has become a cornerstone of modern science. This is not as daunting as it sounds - because Einstein liked to think in pictures. The film is a magical visual journey that begins in Einstein's young mind, follows the thought experiments that gave him stunning insights about the physical world, and ultimately reaches the extremes of modern physics.