Physicist Stephen Hawking is one of the true icons of modern Britain, both a globally recognised leader in his field and at the same time part of popular culture.
He’s been the subject of a BBC Two biopic starring Benedict Cumberbatch and appearances in The Simpsons, The Big Bang Theory and Star Trek The Next Generation have earned him an unshakeable place in the public’s affection.
But while we’re all familiar with the rough outline of Hawking’s amazing story, nothing can prepare you for the emotional onslaught of hearing the tale from the man himself.
Stephen Finnigan’s Hawking delivers the ultimate inside view of Hawking’s world, with powerful and revealing contributions from Hawking, his family and colleagues.
In an age where so many in the public eye hide behind a veil of PR and spin, this is a refreshingly ‘warts and all’ look at the man behind the legend and the impact his career choices and health had on those around him.
Relentlessly powerful, Hawking is also an inspiring tale of how fierce determination and the love and support of others helped Hawking beat the odds and go on to become one of the most acclaimed and remarkable figures of our time.