Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is to honour the late Sir Arthur C. Clarke who died this week with a showing of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
The 90 year old author of nearly 100 books including the famed 2001: A Space Odyssey, Childhood’s End and The Fountains of Paradise was knighted by the Queen in 1998.
He was internationally known for his science expertise and his visions of the future, believing that the destiny of the human race lay beyond the boundaries of Earth, he famously predicted satellite telecommunication in 1945.
Sir Arthur C Clarke co wrote the screenplay of the 1968 Oscar-winning film 2001: A Space Odyssey with Director Stanley Kubrick, and simultaneously wrote the book.
2001: A Space Odyssey airs on TCM at 4.50pm on 25th March, and at 11.50pm on TCM 2 preceded by a short interview with Sir Arthur C. Clarke talking about the film.