A tribute to Stephen Hawking: Programmes to watch

World renowned physicist and visionary Stephen Hawking passed away yesterday at the age of 76. Widely depicted in TV and films, he was famous for his work with black holes and wrote several science books including A Brief History of Time.


Relive the extraordinary life of Stephen Hawking through the following programmes:


Hawking (BBC First, StarHub TV Channel 522, VOD)

Synopsis: Benedict Cumberbatch stars in the remarkable story of Stephen Hawking’s early years as a PHD student at Cambridge, following his search for the ‘beginning of time’ and his courageous struggle against life-threatening illness.


Expedition New Earth I Celebrating Stephen Hawking (BBC Earth, StarHub TV Channel 407)

Telecast details: Saturday,17 March, 805pm |Sunday,18 March, 1025am and 545pm| Wednesday,21 March, 1040pm

Synopsis: In this landmark film, Professor Hawking, engineer and radio astronomy expert Professor Danielle George and Christophe Galfard, former student of Professor Hawking, join forces to find out if, and how, humans can reach for the stars and relocate to different planets.


Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking (Discovery Channel, StarHub TV Channel 422)

Telecast details: Saturday, 17 March, 805pm

Synopsis: The two part series starts with Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking: Aliens, where Dr. Hawking takes a look at one  of  the  most  important  mysteries  facing  humankind – the  likelihood  of  an  alien,  intelligent life.  He  then  explores  the  possibility  of  time  travel,  discovering  the  pitfalls  and  prospects  of  a technology  that  could  quite  literally  change  our  lives  on Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking: Time Travel.See how the universe began, how stars and black holes are  created,  and  how  everything  will  end  on Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking: The Story  of  Everything. A  must-watch  for  intergalactic  fans, Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking is  a  unique  and  unforgettable  collaboration  of  art and science, a series that sets a new benchmark for the industry.


Stem Cell Universe with Stephen Hawking (Discovery Channel, StarHub TV Channel 422)

Telecast details: Saturday, 17 March, 955pm

Synopsis: The programme delves into the subjects of stem cells, both embryonic and adult, to explore what these wondrous and baffling mechanisms are capable of. This one-off is led by a pioneer in the science world, Sir Stephen Hawking, who explores what exactly stem cells are and if they are the key to our future or a ticking time bomb waiting to detonate?


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Genius by Stephen Hawking – Where Are We? (National Geographic, StarHub TV Channel 411)

Telecast details: Sunday, 18 March, 8pm

Synopsis: Stephen Hawking takes a group of three volunteers on a journey of discovery. He sets them a series of challenges to help them answer some big questions about the world around us, and shows how easy it is to reach some startling conclusions, if you can put yourself into the mind of a genius.


Stephen Hawking’s Grand Design (Discovery Channel, StarHub TV Channel 422)

Telecast details: Sunday, 18 March, 805pm

Synopsis: Dr. Hawking addresses three more of the most contentious issues that surround scientific understanding. Did God create the universe? To answer this controversial and age old question, Hawking takes us on a journey through humanity’s history of appraising our place in the Universe – from Vikings facing down eclipses to the laws of modern cosmology. In What is the meaning of life? From Descartes to the latest advances in quantum physics, Hawking explores this fascinating territory with his famous fearless zeal as he questions the very nature of reality itself. And what he regards as The Key to the Cosmos: This is Hawking’s legacy, a profound, beautiful and exciting story that will reveal the ultimate theory of physics, changing the way you think about the cosmos forever.


Brave New World S2 – Inspired by Nature (National Geographic, StarHub TV Channel 411)

Telecast details: Sunday, 18 March, 9pm

Synopsis: Presented by Stephen Hawking, this episode carries out road tests of bio-inspired robots and reveals how the future could look now that wireless power is finally being realized.

Rest in peace, Stephen Hawking.

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