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    Anyone else watch (and enjoy) the two amazing programmes about Richard Feynman on the BBC last night? He was such a remarkable man and they were brilliant shows.

    The first, 'The Challenger', was a gripping drama about Feynman's remarkable part in the investigation into the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster - brilliantly played by William Hurt, who is such a great actor.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode...he_Challenger/

    Right after that was 'The Fantastic Mr Feynman' which dug deep into BBC archives and had lots of fascinating material about this great US scientist.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode...ic_Mr_Feynman/

    They are really worth seeing, even for the non-scientist like me, Feynman was absolutely outstanding at explaining advanced science to people who aren't all that familiar with it, but he was also just very funny and insightful in all sorts of ways.
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    I know your post is bursting with replies :lol:, but I watched it too. I've always liked him, and the documentary was great.
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    He's the one who actually inspired me to do physics at uni. Brilliant guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bgaw9qe7DEE
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    Where can I watch the first show? It's no longer available on iPlayer...
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    (Original post by A-Dog)
    I know your post is bursting with replies :lol:, but I watched it too. I've always liked him, and the documentary was great.
    Haha, yes, I think we're in a fairly select and very small group.

    I'm not all that scientific, but I really enjoyed the way these programmes made some very complex theoretical and practical scientific issues more personal and accessible - he was a very intelligent and interesting man.
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    Haha, yes, I think we're in a fairly select and very small group.

    I'm not all that scientific, but I really enjoyed the way these programmes made some very complex theoretical and practical scientific issues more personal and accessible - he was a very intelligent and interesting man.
    haha, yes he was. btw your thread's title made me think you had slept with him the night before
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    (Original post by A-Dog)
    haha, yes he was. btw your thread's title made me think you had slept with him the night before
    You do realise he's deceased?
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    You do realise he's deceased?
    haha yes, but that doesn't neccessarily mean anything...
 
 
 
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