Using Albert Einstein’s own words and mixing dramatisations with archival footage, this documentary series explores the life, work and times of history’s most famous scientist, with a particular focus on the role his work played in opening the door for the creation of the atomic bomb. Einstein was famously appalled by the idea that his work helped to unlock the secrets of atomic energy and the bomb that the Manhattan Project unleashed on Japan with such terrifying and fatal might to end the war in the Pacific. He spent much of the remainder of his life, trying vainly to convince world powers that it should never be used again or developed any further. If only we’d listened, the world may have been a very different place today...

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