• Publication date: August 1, 2012

Einstein and Eddington

The story of two men who changed physics: one an icon, and the other virtually unknown.

Program data

Duration: 90

Production Year: 2008

MBC 2:

November 11, 2012 12:30 (KSA) ~ November 11, 2012 11:30 (CLT)

On the eve of World War I at Cambridge University, a group of devoted Newtonian Physicists are shocked by the claims of an arising German physicist named Albert Einstein (Andy Serkis).  Arthur Eddington (David Tennant) is assigned to disprove Einstein's theory of relativity before it gains more widespread academic acceptance, but incidentally becomes a believer himself.

In parallelthe two men are equally disturbed by the prospects of war while both struggle with interpersonal and intrapersonal dilemmas.Namely Eddington's allegiance is repeatedly questioned due to his pacifist beliefs, while Einstein growsincreasingly disenchanted with his colleagues' use of science for violent endeavors.


  • Andy Serkis
  • David Tennant

Directed by: Philip Martin

Rating: Unrated