An extraordinary story of love between the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, and his tireless first wife Jane.

Primary Title
  • The Theory of Everything
Date Broadcast
  • Saturday 11 February 2017
Release Year
  • 2014
Start Time
  • 20 : 55
Finish Time
  • 23 : 20
Duration
  • 145:00
Channel
  • Three
Broadcaster
  • MediaWorks Television
Programme Description
  • An extraordinary story of love between the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, and his tireless first wife Jane.
Classification
  • PGR
Owning Collection
  • Chapman Archive
Broadcast Platform
  • Television
Languages
  • English
Captioning Languages
  • English
Captions
Live Broadcast
  • No
Rights Statement
  • Made for the University of Auckland's educational use as permitted by the Screenrights Licensing Agreement.
Subjects
  • Feature films--Great Britain
  • Hawking, Stephen, 1942-2018--Drama
  • Astrophysicists--Drama
Genres
  • Biography
  • Drama
  • Romance
Contributors
  • James Marsh (Director)
  • Anthony McCarten (Writer)
  • Eddie Redmayne (Actor)
  • Felicity Jones (Actor)
  • Tom Prior (Actor)
  • Alice Orr-Ewing (Actor)
  • Working Title Films (Production Unit)
  • Dentsu Motion Pictures (Production Unit)
(LIGHT PIANO MUSIC) WWW.ABLE.CO.NZ CAPTIONS WERE MADE POSSIBLE WITH FUNDING FROM NZ ON AIR. ABLE 2017 WELL, COME ON! OH! COME ON, OLD MAN! (LAUGHING) COMING INTO TRINITY LANE! OH! - (BELL DINGS) - EYES ON THE ROAD, BRIAN! WHOA! (LAUGHING) BRIAN SPIES AN OPENING! AHA! EYES ON THE STAFF! HAWKING'S LOST IT! WHOA! NO. NO! YOU LOSE, BRIAN. TOO SLOW, OLD MAN. TOO SLOW. OH, MY GOODNESS. RIGHT, TIME FOR A DRINK. (FUNKY MUSIC PLAYS) WHAT IF THE SECRET OF THE UNIVERSE HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH SEX, HUH? MAYBE DO YOUR DOCTORATE ON THAT. - THE PHYSICS OF LOVE. - I THINK THAT'S MORE YOUR FIELD, BRIAN. NOT LATELY. THEY WILL BOOT YOU OUT, YOU KNOW, IF YOU DON'T DECIDE. I KNOW EVERYONE HERE WHO'S... BRILLIANT. OH, DEAR. SCIENTISTS. - AH, YOU MADE IT. - AFTERWARDS, OKAY? DON'T WORRY, WE DON'T HAVE TO STAY FOR LONG. LOOKS MORTIFYINGLY DULL. STUDENT: YOU KNOW WHAT HEISENBERG SAID ` NOTHING IS CERTAIN. - (SIGHS) BORES. - WHO-WHO'S THAT? WHO'S WHO? OH, HIM? OH, HE'S STRANGE. CLEVER. GOES TO "BAN THE BOMB" MARCHES. (CHUCKLES) WILDE. JANE WILDE. OH, LOOK, THERE'S DAVID. DAVID! I'LL BE BACK IN A MINUTE. - DIANA! - I'LL BE BACK IN A SECOND. - HELLO. - HELLO. - SCIENCE. - ARTS. - ENGLISH? - FRENCH AND SPANISH. (STEPHEN CHUCKLES) - WHAT ABOUT YOU? WHAT ARE YOU...? - OH, COSMOLOGIST. I'M A-A COSMOLOGIST. - WHAT'S THAT? - UM, IT'S A KIND OF RELIGION FOR INTELLIGENT ATHEISTS. - INTELLIGENT ATHEISTS? - MM-HMM. - YOU'RE NOT RELIGIOUS, ARE YOU? - C OF E. - CHURCH OF ENGLAND? - ENGLAND, YEAH... (CHUCKLES) (SIGHS) WELL, I SUPPOSE SOMEONE HAS TO BE. W-WHAT DO COSMOLOGISTS WORSHIP, THEN? - WHAT DO WE WORSHIP? - MM-HMM. ONE SINGLE UNIFYING EQUATION THAT EXPLAINS EVERYTHING IN THE UNIVERSE. - REALLY? - YES. - WHAT'S THE EQUATION? - THAT IS THE QUESTION. AND A VERY GOOD QUESTION. (CHUCKLES) I'M NOT QUITE SURE YET. BUT I INTEND TO FIND OUT. JANE: THEN WHY DIDN'T YOU STAY AT OXFORD? BECAUSE MY FINALS EXAMS WERE SUCH A SHAMBLES THAT THE EXAMINERS, THEY SUMMONED ME IN FOR A VIVA, - AND THEY TOLD ME THAT IF I GOT A SECOND... - W-WHAT'S A VIVA? OH, IT'S A SORT OF MILDLY TERRIFYING FACE-TO-FACE THINGY. - LIKE AN INTERVIEW? - AN INTERROGATION. AND I TOLD THEM THAT IF THEY GAVE ME A SECOND-CLASS DEGREE, THEN I WOULD STAY WITH THEM AND DO MY RESEARCH AT OXFORD, BUT IF THEY GAVE ME THE FIRST THAT I NEEDED TO GET INTO CAMBRIDGE, THEN THEY WOULD NEVER HAVE TO SEE ME AGAIN. THEY GAVE YOU THE FIRST. - THEY GAVE ME A FIRST. - OF COURSE. (CHUCKLES) DIANA: THIS PARTY IS OFFICIALLY DECEASED. COME ON, I FIXED YOU UP A RIDE HOME. COME ON, JANE. - JANE? - WELL, IT WAS LOVELY TO TALK TO YOU. - YES. - AND I HOPE YOU FIND YOUR EQUATION. YES. OH. AH. BYE. BYE. (DOOR CLOSES) (SIGHS) (DOOR OPENS) - STEPHEN? - OH. YEAH. (DOOR CLOSES) NOW, THEN, HERE WE ARE. A LITTLE CHALLENGE FOR YOU ALL AS YOU EMBARK UPON YOUR SEPARATE DOCTORAL JOURNEYS, WHATEVER THEY MAY BE, MR. HAWKING. PASS THEM DOWN. SOMETHING TO SEPARATE THE MEN FROM THE BOYS, THE WHEAT FROM THE CHAFF, THE MESONS FROM THE PI MESONS, THE QUARKS FROM THE QUACKS. TEN QUESTIONS, EACH MORE IMPREGNABLE THAN THE LAST. GOOD LUCK. YOU'LL NEED IT. SHALL WE SAY FRIDAY, 3 O'CLOCK? THIS IS GONNA HOSPITALISE ME. STEPHEN: AND ONE! DRIVE! TWO! DRIVE! THREE! DRIVE! - STAY LONG, BRIAN! - BRIAN: I'LL GIVE YOU SOMETHING LONG! STAY LONG, BRIAN! KEEP LONG, BRIAN! - SHUT UP! - LONG, BRIAN! - I'M EXHAUSTED! - STAY LONG, BRIAN! (DINGING, CLANGING, BUZZING) BRIAN: FLIP IT, FLIP IT! (MEN LAUGHING) MAN: SOMEBODY ELSE, FOR ONCE. - CAN I GET TWO MORE OF THOSE, PLEASE? - YEAH, SURE. - AND SOME CHANGE FOR THE PAY PHONE. - YEAH. (CASH REGISTER BELL DINGS) STEVE, YOU ALL RIGHT, MATE? OF COURSE TIMOTHY TURNED OUT TO BE AN ABSOLUTE CAD. I MEAN, YOU'LL NEVER GUESS WHO I SAW HIM WITH THE OTHER DAY-- CAROLINE! (LAUGHS) I MEAN, FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE, SHE CAN HAVE HIM, QUITE FRANKLY. - WHAT'S THE PROBABILITY? - REASONABLY LOW. - UM, THIS IS... THIS IS STEPHEN. - DO YOU PLAY CROQUET? CROQUET? NOT RECENTLY. SUNDAY MORNING. I'M ACTUALLY BUSY SUNDAY MORNINGS. - OH... - (SNAPS FINGERS) HIM. OKAY. DIANA: ANYWAY... (LAUGHS) BEFORE I WAS RUDELY INTERRUPTED... (GENERAL CHATTER) OH, COME ON, GET UP. HOW MANY DID YOU GET? - MORNING, BRIAN. - GOOD AFTERNOON, STEPHEN. HOW MANY OF THE IMPOSSIBLE QUESTIONS DID YOU DO? BRIAN, I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT. HOW MANY OF SCIAMA'S QUESTIONS DID YOU GET, STEPHEN? - NONE. - YOU DIDN'T GET ANY? - I WAS GONNA DO THEM LATER. - YOU HAVEN'T EVEN LOOKED AT THEM. - NO. STEPHEN, ARE YOU AWARE THAT YOU HAVE VOLUNTARILY EMBARKED UPON A PHD IN PHYSICS AT THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS COLLEGE IN ENGLAND? - YES. - OH. I THOUGHT MAYBE YOU'D SLEPT THROUGH THE INDUCTION OR SOMETHING. - BRI? - WHAT? CAN YOU WHIP ON SOME WAGNER? OH, SOD OFF. (CLASSICAL MUSIC PLAYS) DAMN IT. (KNOCKING ON DOOR) - COME IN, STEPHEN. - SORRY. UM, MICHAEL, THAT'S SO ILLEGIBLE, I CAN'T QUITE DECIPHER HOW WRONG IT IS. I SUSPECT ENORMOUSLY. AND, BRIAN, THAT'S JUST BAFFLING. - HAVE YOU EVEN BOTHERED, STEPHEN? - OH, SORRY. UH... RIGHT. TRAIN TIMETABLES. - AH. - THAT'S, UH, TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE. THESE EXPIRED A MONTH AGO. - (CHUCKLES) IT'S ON THE BACK. I HAD A LITTLE ACCIDENT. - AH. I COULD ONLY DO NINE. GOOD LORD. OH, THANK GOD. BRAVO. (MOUTHS) SCIAMA: COME IN. AH, STEPHEN. TAKE A SEAT. I WANTED TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT YOUR SUBJECT. - WE'RE ALL RATHER CONCERNED AS TO WHAT IT'S GOING TO BE. - I CAN'T DECIDE. DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEAS? NO. (ELECTRICAL HUMMING) SO, THIS IS WHERE JJ THOMPSON DISCOVERED THE ELECTRON AND WHERE RUTHERFORD SPLIT THE ATOM. YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE GREAT REWARDS OF THIS JOB IS ONE NEVER KNOWS FROM WHERE THE NEXT GREAT LEAP FORWARD IS GOING TO COME OR FROM WHOM. LISTEN, NEXT FRIDAY I'M TAKING A FEW GRADUATES OF MERIT TO LONDON TO ATTEND A TALK BY THE MATHEMATICIAN ROGER PENROSE. DO COME ALONG IF YOU'RE INTERESTED. OH, AND CLOSE THE DOOR AS YOU LEAVE. (DOOR OPENS, CLOSES) (GENERAL CHATTER) - SO, I GATHER YOU'VE NEVER BEEN TO CHURCH. - ONCE UPON A TIME. - TEMPTED TO CONVERT? - I HAVE SLIGHT PROBLEM WITH THE WHOLE "CELESTIAL DICTATOR" PREMISE. NOW, WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR LUNCH? MA MAKES A CRACKING ROAST. - AH, SO, JANE, (CLEARS THROAT) WHAT ARE YOU STUDYING? - ARTS. - SPUDS? - THANK YOU. UM, FRENCH AND SPANISH. I'M HOPING TO DO A PHD EVENTUALLY. - OH, WHAT ON? - MEDIEVAL POETRY OF THE IBERIAN PENINSULA. - MEDIEVAL POETS. WHAT PAINTERS DO YOU LIKE? - WELL, I LIKE TURNER. - (CHUCKLES) MMM. - TURNER, REALLY? YOU KNOW, I ALWAYS FEEL THAT HIS PAINTINGS LOOK AS IF THEY'VE BEEN LEFT OUT IN THE RAIN. - PA... - (LAUGHTER) - AND WILLIAM BLAKE. - OH, GOOD HEAVENS, SURELY NOT. - JANE, HAVE SOME OF MY ELDERFLOWER WINE. - OH, YES, THANK YOU. STEPHEN: DON'T TOUCH IT. DON'T TOUCH IT, JANE. - THANK YOU, MOTHER (!) STEPHEN DOESN'T LIKE MY HOMEMADE WINE. PHILISTINE. I'M GONNA SEND YOU BACK WITH A COUPLE OF BOTTLES. SO, STEPHEN, YOU HAVE COME FROM CHURCH WITH A GOOD WOMAN. ARE YOU FEELING HOLIER THAN THOU? POSITIVELY SAINTLY. THANK YOU. YOU HAVEN'T SAID WHY YOU DON'T BELIEVE IN GOD. A PHYSICIST CAN'T ALLOW HIS CALCULATIONS TO BE MUDDLED BY A BELIEF IN A SUPERNATURAL CREATOR. SOUNDS LESS OF AN ARGUMENT AGAINST GOD THAN AGAINST PHYSICISTS. - (PHILIPPA LAUGHS) - LIGHT OR DARK? - JANE? LIGHT MEAT OR DARK? - OH, LIGHT, PLEASE. I'M INVITING JANE TO BE MY PARTNER TO THE MAY BALL. - REALLY? - WOW. VERY IMPRESSIVE. - (MOUTHS) WILL YOU? - YOU'LL HAVE TO DANCE THIS YEAR, STEPHEN. MAKE WAY FOR MOTHER'S LEG. HERE WE GO. HELLO. HELLO. (LIVELY MUSIC PLAYING, INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS) OH... (CHUCKLES NERVOUSLY) - SORRY. - YOU OKAY? - DO YOU DANCE, STEPHEN? - NO. (BOTH LAUGH) NO, I DON'T DANCE. IT'S A PHENOMENON I'M VERY HAPPY TO OBSERVE, BUT I CAN'T POSSIBLY IMAGINE PARTICIPATING. - I ABSOLUTELY AGREE. I MEAN, WHO WOULD WANT TO DANCE? (CHUCKLES) - NO, I'M SERIOUS. I DON'T DANCE. NO DANCING THEN. (LAUGHTER) YOU SEE HOW THE MEN'S SHIRTFRONTS AND THEIR BOW TIES, - HOW THEY GLOW MORE THAN THE WOMEN'S DRESSES? - YES. - DO YOU KNOW WHY? - WHY? (CHUCKLES) - TIDE. - THE WASHING POWDER? THE FLUORESCENCE IN THE WASHING POWDER'S CAUGHT BY THE UV LIGHT. WHY DO YOU KNOW THAT? (BOTH LAUGH) WHEN STARS ARE BORN, AND WHEN-WHEN THEY DIE, THEY EMIT UV RADIATION. SO IF WE COULD SEE THE NIGHT SKY IN THE ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT, THEN ALMOST ALL THE STARS WOULD DISAPPEAR, AND ALL THAT WE WOULD SEE ARE THESE SPECTACULAR BIRTHS AND DEATHS. - I RECKON IT WOULD LOOK A LITTLE... - LIKE THAT. (CROWD LAUGHING, WHOOPING) - WOW! - OH, DID YOU SEE? LIKE THOSE, THOSE ONES THAT COME UP... (CHEERING, APPLAUSE) - WHY? - WHY WHAT? - WHY SPANISH MEDIEVAL POETRY? - I SUPPOSE... I LIKE TO TIME-TRAVEL. LIKE YOU. - ARE THERE ANY PARTICULAR TIME PERIODS THAT YOU LIKE TO VISIT? - I IMAGINE THE '20S WAS FUN. - THE ROARING '20S. - MM-HMM. "SEEK, THEN, NO LEARNING FROM STARRY MEN WHO FOLLOW WITH THE OPTIC GLASS "THE WHIRLING WAYS OF STARS THAT PASS." WELL, THAT'S ASTONISHING, ISN'T IT? (JANE SIGHS) "IN THE BEGINNING "WAS THE HEAVEN "AND THE EARTH... "AND THE EARTH WAS WITHOUT FORM, "AND DARKNESS WAS UPON THE FACE OF THE DEEP." WILL YOU DANCE WITH ME? # One of them said, 'Larz, you a teen heart-throb ` Bro. It's Pamela. SMOOTH MUSIC (SLURPS) # You know we get down with all the cyber moms. # One of them told me I was hot right now like Tiger Balm. # One of them said, 'Larz, you a teen heart-throb ` # 'make my baby faint; make a tween's heart stop.' # (GRUNTS, RETCHES) Ewww. He's a bit of a grossie, eh? (CHUCKLES SOFTLY) < (GRUNTS) Is that your friend? Him? (CHUCKLES) Nah. < (RETCHES) Ooh. ANNOUNCER (OVER P.A.): THE TRAIN NOW DEPARTING FROM PLATFORM THREE IS THE 9:17 SERVICE TO LONDON KING'S CROSS. - (WHISTLE BLOWS) - WOMAN: WATCH THE MAN, SWEETIE. COME ON, STEPHEN. GET A MOVE ON. WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU, MAN? CHOP-CHOP! (WHISTLE BLOWING, ENGINE CHUGGING) A STAR... MORE THAN THREE TIMES THE SIZE OF OUR SUN OUGHT TO END ITS LIFE HOW? WITH A COLLAPSE. THE GRAVITATIONAL FORCES OF THE ENTIRE MASS OVERCOMING THE ELECTROMAGNETIC FORCES OF INDIVIDUAL ATOMS AND SO COLLAPSING INWARDS. IF THE STAR IS MASSIVE ENOUGH, IT WILL CONTINUE THIS COLLAPSE, CREATING A BLACK HOLE, WHERE THE WARPING OF SPACE-TIME IS SO GREAT THAT NOTHING CAN ESCAPE, NOT EVEN LIGHT. IT GETS... ...SMALLER. SMALLER. THE STAR, IN FACT, GETS DENSER AS ATOMS, EVEN SUBATOMIC PARTICLES, GET LITERALLY CRUSHED INTO SMALLER AND SMALLER SPACE. AND AT ITS END POINT, WHAT ARE WE LEFT WITH? A SPACE-TIME SINGULARITY. SPACE AND TIME COME TO A STOP. I WONDER WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF YOU APPLIED PENROSE'S THEORY ABOUT BLACK HOLES TO THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE. IF EINSTEIN IS RIGHT OR IF GENERAL RELATIVITY IS CORRECT, THEN THE UNIVERSE IS EXPANDING. YES? - YES. - OKAY. - SO, IF YOU REVERSE TIME, THEN THE UNIVERSE IS GETTING SMALLER. - ALL RIGHT. SO WHAT IF I REVERSE THE PROCESS ALL THE WAY BACK TO SEE WHAT HAPPENED AT THE BEGINNING OF TIME ITSELF? - AT THE BEGINNING OF TIME ITSELF? - YES. SO THE UNIVERSE, GETTING SMALLER AND SMALLER, GETTING DENSER AND DENSER, HOTTER AND HOTTER AS... - YOU MEAN WIND BACK THE CLOCK? - YEAH, EXACTLY, WIND BACK THE CLOCK. - WIND BACK THE CLOCK. - IS THAT WHAT YOU'RE DOING? - ARE YOU WINDING BACK THE CLOCK? - THAT IS WHAT I'M DOING. - WELL, KEEP WINDING. - I CAN'T. - YOU KNOW, YOU'VE GOT QUITE A LONG WAY TO GO. KEEP WINDING. - I DON'T WANT TO FALL IN. WELL, YOU'VE GOT TO GET BACK TO THE BEGINNING OF TIME. YOU GOT A LONG WAY TO GO. KEEP WINDING. KEEP WINDING... UNTIL YOU GET... - A SINGULARITY? - A SPACE-TIME SINGULARITY. SO THE UNIVERSE BORN FROM A BLACK HOLE EXPLODING. - KEEP GOING. - WHAT DO YOU MEAN "KEEP GOING"? BEFORE THE UNIVERSE BEGAN? NO, NO, NO, NO. KEEP GOING, DEVELOP THE MATHEMATICS. (HIGH-PITCHED TONE) (CRANK AND GEARS RATTLING, SQUEAKING) OKAY. ALL RIGHT, VERY GOOD. PUSH IT AS HARD AS YOU CAN. PUSH IT. - PUSH IT AS HARD AS YOU CAN. - I AM PUSHING AS HARD AS I CAN. WHY... I MEAN, COME ON. ONE, TWO... WHY WON'T IT... ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT. FOURTH FINGER, FOURTH PEG. IT'S CALLED MOTOR NEURON DISEASE. IT'S A PROGRESSIVE NEUROLOGICAL DISORDER THAT DESTROYS THE CELLS IN THE BRAIN THAT CONTROL THE CENTRAL MUSCLE ACTIVITY, SUCH AS SPEAKING, WALKING, (INHALES) BREATHING, SWALLOWING. THE SIGNALS THAT MUSCLES MUST RECEIVE IN ORDER TO MOVE ARE DISRUPTED. THE RESULT IS GRADUAL MUSCLE DECAY. WASTING AWAY. EVENTUALLY, THE ABILITY TO CONTROL VOLUNTARY MOVEMENT IS LOST ENTIRELY. I'M AFRAID AVERAGE LIFE EXPECTANCY IS TWO YEARS. THERE'S NOTHING I CAN DO FOR YOU. WHAT ABOUT THE BRAIN? THE BRAIN ISN'T AFFECTED. YOUR THOUGHTS WON'T CHANGE. IT'S JUST THAT... WELL, EVENTUALLY, NO ONE WILL KNOW WHAT THEY ARE. I'M EVER SO SORRY. (BELL TOLLING) STUDENT: HELLO, BRIAN. (KNOCKING ON DOOR, LOUD MUSIC PLAYING) (MUSIC STOPS) WELCOME TO THIS WEEK'S EPISODE OF "THE NATURAL WORLD", WHERE THIS WEEK WE EXPLORE THE BIZARRE HIBERNATION PATTERNS OF THE RARE CAMBRIDGE PHYSICIST, SEEN HERE IN HIS REMARKABLE PLUMAGE. - SO, HOW WAS IT? WHAT DID THEY SAY? HOW'S YOUR WRIST? - I HAVE A DISEASE, BRI. IS IT VENEREAL, STEPHEN? I HAVE MOTOR NEURON DISEASE. - S-SORRY, I DON'T... - IT'S LOU GEHRIG'S DISEASE. HE WAS A BASEBALL PLAYER. SORRY, I'M LAGGING BEHIND ON MY PIONEERING RESEARCH INTO OBSCURE, MOTOR, BASEBALL-RELATED DISEASES. I HAVE TWO YEARS TO LIVE. SORRY? IT DOES SOUND ODD WHEN YOU SAY IT OUT LOUD, DOESN'T IT? WHAT DO YOU MEAN? NO, YOU DON'T. WHAT DID...? WHAT-WHAT DID THEY SAY? SORRY, I-I DON'T REALLY, UM... - WILL YOU GO, BRI? - STEPHEN, SORRY, I WAS JUST BEING A BERK. I DIDN'T... I DIDN'T... - I'M SORRY, I'LL BE... - NO, IT'S NOT... WILL YOU GO? - (KNOCKING ON DOOR) - STEPHEN. PHONE FOR YOU. IT'S A GIRL. UM, I'LL-I'LL, UM, I-I'LL SEE YOU SOON. I'LL... YES. SHE'S WAITING. (LINE DISCONNECTS, DIAL TONE) STEPHEN? - NOBODY'S SEEN HIM FOR A WHILE. I SUPPOSE, YOU KNOW... - BRIAN: JANE... JANE! - BRIAN, HELLO. - SORRY, UM... - WHY-WHY DON'T YOU SIT... WHY DON'T YOU SIT DOWN? I, UM... I'M SO SORRY. I-I-I SPOKE TO STEPHEN, UH, YESTERDAY, AND I KNOW THAT YOU CALLED HIM. (SOMBRE MUSIC DROWNS VOICES) (TV PLAYING INDISTINCTLY) SOMETHING EDUCATIONAL? VERY. JOHN IS HAVING AN AFFAIR WITH MARTHA, BUT MARTHA IS IN LOVE WITH ALAN, AND I THINK THAT ALAN'S PROBABLY A HOMOSEXUAL, BY THE LOOK OF HIS JUMPER, SO... WELL, I'M JUST TRYING TO WORK OUT THE MATHEMATICAL PROBABILITY OF HAPPINESS. - ARE YOU CLOSE? - SOME INTEGER OF ZERO, BUT NO, NOT QUITE THERE YET. - STEPHEN... - YOU-YOU JUST MISSED HIM. HE WAS HERE EARLIER. JANE: DON'T DO THIS. GO. CROQUET. PLAY A GAME WITH ME. GO. IF YOU DON'T GET UP AND PLAY A GAME WITH ME, I WON'T COME BACK HERE AGAIN. EVER. COME ON. (POIGNANT MUSIC) (MUFFLED THUMP) - LEAVE ME NOW. - ARE YOU GOING TO TALK ABOUT THIS OR NOT? - PLEASE, WILL YOU JUST GO? - IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT? YES, IT IS WHAT I WANT. SO, PLEASE, IF-IF YOU CARE ABOUT ME AT ALL, THEN, PLEASE, JUST GO. - I CAN'T. - I HAVE TWO YEARS TO LIVE. I NEED TO WORK. I LOVE YOU. YOU-YOU... THAT... YOU-YOU'VE LEAPT TO... THAT'S A FALSE CONCLUSION. I WANT US TO BE TOGETHER FOR AS LONG AS WE'VE GOT, AND IF THAT'S NOT VERY LONG, WELL, THEN, THAT'S JUST HOW IT IS. IT'LL HAVE TO DO. YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT'S COMING. IT'LL AFFECT EVERYTHING. (STEPHEN SIGHS) YOUR GLASSES ARE ALWAYS DIRTY. THERE. THAT'S BETTER, ISN'T IT? YES. YES, IT IS. NOW, THE SOLUTIONS TO THE SCHRODINGER EQUATION MUST VANISH AT THE BOUNDARY OF THE BOX, - AND SO WE HAVE... - TIME. OH, TIME, THAT'S YOUR SUBJECT? ANY ASPECT IN PARTICULAR? TIME. COME IN, COME IN. (CLEARS THROAT) (CLEARS THROAT) I DON'T THINK YOU REALISE WHAT LIES AHEAD, JANE. HIS LIFE IS GOING TO BE VERY SHORT. SO... BE CAREFUL. THE WEIGHT OF SCIENCE IS AGAINST YOU. AND THIS WILL NOT BE A FIGHT, JANE. THIS IS GOING TO BE A VERY HEAVY DEFEAT. FOR ALL OF US. I-I KNOW WHAT YOU ALL THINK. THAT... THAT I DON'T LOOK LIKE A TERRIBLY STRONG PERSON. BUT I LOVE HIM. AND HE LOVES ME. WE'RE GOING TO FIGHT THIS ILLNESS TOGETHER. ALL OF US. (LIGHT-HEARTED MUSIC) (GRUNTING) TWO, THREE. - GOOD LUCK. - MORNING, STEPHEN. - MORNING, PROFESSOR. THORNE: THE LATER CHAPTERS... SCIAMA: I KNOW, I KNOW. THORNE: IT COULD BE A LITTLE BIT MORE ELEGANT. (CONVERSATION CONTINUES, LOW AND INDISTINCT) COME IN, STEPHEN. (LOW, INDISTINCT CONVERSATION RESUMES) I KNOW IT'S SOMETHING WE WERE ALL WORRIED ABOUT INITIALLY, BUT I-I KNEW, ROGER, I KNOW... I KNOW YOU HAD SOME RESERVATIONS ABOUT THE EARLY DAYS. - YES, BUT IT'S NOT UNCOMMON... ABSOLUTELY. VERY WELL. VERY WELL. WE'LL SEE. - WELCOME, STEPHEN. - MORNING. - WOULD YOU LIKE TO TAKE A SEAT? - NO, I'M FINE, THANK YOU. - YOU'RE SURE? - YEAH. SO, STEPHEN, IN SUMMARY, UM, AS WE KNOW, CHAPTER ONE, FULL OF HOLES, UH, LACKS MATHEMATICAL SUPPORT. - PROFESSOR THORNE? - CHAPTER TWO, NOT REALLY ORIGINAL. USES A LOT OF ROGER'S IDEAS. WELL, AT LEAST YOU RUN WITH THEM. UH, CHAPTER THREE, TOO MANY UNANSWERED QUESTIONS. I AGREE. AND THEN, OF COURSE, WE HAVE CHAPTER FOUR, THIS BLACK HOLE AT THE BEGINNING OF TIME. - SPACE-TIME SINGULARITY? - INDEED. IT'S BRILLIANT. BRILLIANT, STEPHEN. SUPERB. THEREFORE, ALL THERE IS TO SAY IS "WELL DONE." OR PERHAPS I SHOULD SAY, TO BE MORE PRECISE, "WELL DONE, DOCTOR." - PENROSE: BRAVO, STEPHEN. - SCIAMA: AN EXTRAORDINARY THEORY. (CHUCKLES) THANK YOU. - SO, WHAT NEXT? - PROVE IT. TO PROVE, WITH A SINGLE EQUATION, THAT TIME HAD A BEGINNING. WOULDN'T THAT BE NICE, PROFESSOR? THE ONE SIMPLE, ELEGANT EQUATION... TO EXPLAIN EVERYTHING. YES, IT WOULD. IT WOULD, INDEED. THANK YOU. JANE: TO THE ESTEEMED AND FORMIDABLE - DOCTOR` - WHO? (LAUGHTER) DR. STEPHEN HAWKING. ALL: DR. STEPHEN HAWKING. - THANK YOU. - CHEERS. IT IS ASTONISHING HE'S THE FIRST PERSON TO RECEIVE HIS DOCTORATE, BEARING IN MIND HOW LITTLE WORK HE'S BEEN DOING. - OOH! - (LAUGHTER) WORK WAS THE WORST FOUR-LETTER WORD FOR STEPHEN. AT OXFORD, ESPECIALLY, HE AVERAGED AN HOUR. AN HOUR A DAY, HE AVERAGED. AND NOW HERE HE IS, THE ESTEEMED MAN. ASTONISHING LEVELS OF SLOTH. ON THE THEME OF SLOTH, BRIAN, HOW MANY OF YOUR LECTURES HAVE I COVERED IN THE LAST SIX MONTHS? WHEN YOU'VE BEEN DOING RESEARCH TRIPS UP TO THE LAKE DISTRICT? BRIAN: NO, NO, ABSOLUTELY, BRIAN: COMPLETELY, COMPLETELY... CARTER: HOW MANY? FOUR. (INDISTINCT CHATTER, LAUGHTER) (MUFFLED, DISTORTED CHATTER) - EVERYTHING ALL RIGHT? - ALL GOOD. I'M FINE. (INDISTINCT CHATTER CONTINUES IN DISTANCE) - WHAT CAN YOU DO? - WOULD YOU LIKE KARTOFFEL? -OH, PLEASE. - (LAUGHTER) (BREATHING HEAVILY) - BUSINESS OR PLEASURE? - AH, FOR PLEASURE. (GRUNTING WITH EFFORT) (BREATHING HEAVILY) HEY, ROBBIE. IT'S OKAY, ROBBIE. (GROANING) (HEAVY BREATHING) (SLURPING) THIS IS TEMPORARY. OF COURSE. (STEPHEN LAUGHS QUIETLY) WELL, IT'S CONVENIENT FOR BREAKFAST. THANK YOU. SORRY, DID YOU SAY SOMETHING? I SAID... YES? THANK YOU. YES. THERE WE GO, LUCY. (COOING) THERE WE GO. HELLO, MY BABY. THERE WE GO. HAVE YOU GOT HER? SHE LOOKS LIKE YOU. (STEPHEN CHUCKLES) - UH... - OH, NO. - (BABY CRYING) - GO, JANE. I'LL BE ONE SECOND. LUCE! LUCY. (CRYING CONTINUES) OH... (LAUGHS) NO, I... JANE? (CLOCK TICKING) (LAUGHING): OH, STEPHEN. OH, HELLO. I'VE GOT AN IDEA. JANE... JANE, I'VE HAD AN IDEA. (BELL DINGS) - HELLO. - HELLO, DENNIS. - HELLO, DENNIS. - HOW ARE YOU? OKAY. GOOD LUCK. HE'LL BE FINE. HE'LL BE FINE. - OOPS, SORRY. - NO PROBLEM. (DOOR CLOSES) ALLOWING US TO PREDICT THAT SOME PARTICLES CAN, IN FACT, ESCAPE A BLACK HOLE. SO BLACK HOLES ARE NOT, IN FACT, BLACK AT ALL, BUT GLOW... WITH HEAT RADIATION. THE STEADY EMISSION OF HEAT ENERGY CAUSES THE BLACK HOLES TO LOSE MASS AND EVENTUALLY, THEY DISAPPEAR IN A SPECTACULAR EXPLOSION. IT'S VERY, VERY SIMPLE, IN THE WAY THAT A BODY LOSES HEAT. - SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS. - IT'S-- RIGHT, IT'S THERMODYNAMICS. IF WE CAN IMAGINE THAT A BLACK HOLE IS INDEED LOSING PARTICLES, AND OVER TIME WILL DIMINISH IN SIZE. IT WILL EVAPORATE, IT WILL... DISAPPEAR. SO, FIRST, A STAR VANISHES INTO A BLACK HOLE. AND THEN THE BLACK HOLE ITSELF VANISHES. IT'S GONE, NOTHING-- FROM NOTHING TO NOTHING. YOU OWE ME ANOTHER BEER. I HAVE JUST SHOWN YOU THAT OUR FRIEND HAS PROVEN THAT TIME, INDEED, HAS A BEGINNING. - NOT ONLY THAT, HOW THE UNIVERSE WAS BORN, AND... - HOW IT WILL END. BANG! CRUNCH! (CHUCKLES) IT'S, UH, BEAUTIFUL. - IT'S RACY, IT'S... - COMPLETE NONSENSE. IT'S PREPOSTEROUS. WAS IT SOMETHING I SAID, PROFESSOR? - EXCUSE ME. MY NAME... - (DOOR SLAMS) MY NAME IS PROFESSOR KHALATNIKOV FROM THE SOVIET ACADEMY OF SCIENCE. AS YOU KNOW, MY FIELD IS EVOLUTION OF THE HOT UNIVERSE-- THE PROPERTIES OF THE MICROWAVE BACKGROUND RADIATION-- AND THE THEORY OF BLACK HOLES. TO BE HONEST, I CAME HERE TODAY... EXPECTING TO HEAR A LOT OF NONSENSE. I GO HOME DISAPPOINTED. THE LITTLE ONE HERE - HAS DONE IT! - (LAUGHTER) - HE HAS DONE IT! - (APPLAUSE) - IT IS A PLEASURE TO MEET YOU, PROFESSOR. - ENTIRELY MY PLEASURE. MY PLEASURE. - THAT WENT PRETTY WELL, ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. SCIAMA: I WAS WORRIED FOR A WHILE. - OH, GO, GO, GO! - (LAUGHTER) HAWKING RADIATION! "THE LITTLE ONE HAS DONE IT!" (LAUGHING): "THE LITTLE ONE HAS DONE IT!" - HEY, COME ON, GENIUS! - OH, VERY FUNNY! YOU'VE HAD ENOUGH OF THAT, OLD MAN. OH, UH... COME ON, CODGER. ONE, TWO, THREE... (GRUNTS WITH EFFORT) MY GOD, HOW DOES JANE MANAGE? STEPHEN, YOUR MOTOR-MOUTH DISEASE, DOES IT EFFECT, UM... WHAT? UH, EVERYTHING, YOU KNOW? WHAT? NO. DIFFERENT SYSTEM. - AUTOMATIC. - YOU SERIOUS? WELL, THAT'S PRETTY WONDERFUL, ISN'T IT? WELL, IT CERTAINLY EXPLAINS A LOT ABOUT MEN. (BOTH LAUGHING) STEPHEN: HURRY UP! (LAUGHS) COME ON! (GROANS) (CHUCKLES) (CHUCKLES) PLEASE. (DOOR OPENS, BELL DINGS) - W-WHAT IS IT? - (CHUCKLES) IT'S A SURPRISE. RIGHT. KEEP THEM CLOSED. JANE: TA-DA! - LOOK, DADDY, LOOK! - JANE: THAT IS AN ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR. IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT, WE CAN TAKE IT BACK. SCIAMA: I DON'T UNDERSTAND. YOU'VE SPENT YEARS ASSUMING BLACK HOLES EXIST, AND YOU BELIEVE CYGNUS X-ONE COULD WELL TURN OUT TO BE THE FIRST BLACK HOLE THAT WE CAN ACTUALLY OBSERVE, AND YET YOU'VE BET KIP THORNE IT'S NOT A BLACK HOLE. - YES. - WHAT DID YOU BET HIM? - A ONE-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION TO A MAGAZINE. WHICH MAGAZINE? "NATURE"? - NO. "PENTHOUSE." - (LAUGHING): "PENTHOUSE"! - YES. ROBERT: GONNA GET YOU! (CLATTERING, LAUGHTER) DADDY, LOOK OUT! - LET'S GET MUMMY! - STEPHEN: COME ON! ROBERT: GONNA GET YOU! MUMMY! MUMMY! COME AND LOOK! (CLATTERING) WE'RE GONNA GET YOU! STEPHEN: COME ON. (CLATTERING) CHILDREN: HOLIDAY! HOLIDAY! CHILDREN AND STEPHEN: HOLIDAY! HOLIDAY! FRANK: HELLO! THERE YOU ARE. - HELLO, PA! ISN'T IT MARVELLOUS? - WHAT ABOUT THESE STEPS, FRANK? - STEPS ARE NOTHING, JANE. STEPHEN! - HELLO! - HERE WE ARE. YES, HERE WE GO. - AND ONCE WE'RE UP AT THE TOP, IT'S VERY SNUG. HELLO, STEPHEN. - HELLO. THERE WE GO. TURN YOU AROUND, STEPHEN. - WANT ME TO PULL? NO, NO, I'LL BE FINE. YOU GET THE LUGGAGE. HERE WE GO. OFF WE GO, LET'S GO. (FRANK GRUNTS WITH EFFORT) THERE WE ARE, YOU SEE? QUITE EASY. AND UP ONE, THERE WE GO. - ISOBEL: SHIMMERING. - FRANK: UM, UH, THE... OH, THE RAIN COMING DOWN, SHIVERING COLD. UH, NO. UM, THE, UH, FALLING. FALLING, UM... - (SHIVERS) - VERY COLD. - (STEPHEN CHOKING) - WHAT IS IT? I CAN'T-- I'M HAVING A-A... OKAY, GO AND TAKE LUCY. ONE MINUTE. - (CHOKING CONTINUES) - WHAT IS IT? (GRUNTS) IS IT OUT? (STEPHEN GASPING) - SOME... SOME WATER? - NO, DON'T WORRY. OKAY. THAT'S IT. THERE WE GO. IT'S OKAY, IT'S OKAY. HE NEEDS TO SEE A SPECIALIST. - KEEPS HAPPENING OVER AND OVER AGAIN. RIDICULOUS. - STEPHEN: NO DOCTORS. NO DOCTORS! FRANK: ALL RIGHT. NO DOCTORS. (STEPHEN SPUTTERS) FRANK: A LITTLE WATER. (CRYING QUIETLY) STEPHEN... I NEED HELP. IF ONLY FOR ROBERT. HE'S MISSING OUT ON HIS CHILDHOOD. I KEEP LOOKING FOR A WAY TO MAKE THIS WORK, BUT... BUT I CAN'T FIND IT ON MY OWN. EVERYTHING IS FINE. WE'RE JUST A-A NORMAL FAMILY. WE'RE NOT A NORMAL FAMILY. WE'RE NOT A NORMAL FAMILY! ROBERT, YOUR MOTHER IS VERY ANGRY WITH ME. (SIGHS) THANKS (!) JANE? JANE, STOP. (VACUUM WHIRRS TO A STOP) (SIGHS) SIT. NOW... I'D LIKE TO MAKE A SUGGESTION. IT MIGHT SOUND A BIT UNUSUAL, BUT I HAVE SEEN IT WORK WONDERS. I THINK THAT YOU SHOULD CONSIDER JOINING THE CHURCH CHOIR. (LAUGHS) MUM, I THINK THAT'S POSSIBLY THE MOST ENGLISH THING ANYONE HAS EVER SAID. MAYBE SO. - I USED TO LOVE SINGING. - YOU'RE VERY GOOD AT IT. - I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THAT. - JUST GO. IT'S ONE HOUR A WEEK. - MM-HMM. - MM. (CHOIR SINGING IN LATIN) (SONG ENDS) REALLY LOVELY, EVERYONE. OKAY, SEE YOU NEXT WEEK. - BYE-BYE. - BYE. (DOOR CLOSES) - HELLO. - HELLO. - HAVE YOU COME TO SING? - UM... I JUST CAME TO, UM... SOPRANO? - MEZZO. - AH, LOVELY. JUST WHAT WE NEED. - WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN HIDING? - GOOD QUESTION. WELL, YOU'RE HERE NOW, AND-AND, UH, JUST IN TIME, AS THEY SAY. UH, YOU KNOW, I HAVE TO COME BACK ANYWAY, SO... - GOOD. - YOU HAVE EVERYTHING? - YES, THANK YOU, YES. - THANK YOU FOR COMING. YOU WILL BE, UH, A VALUABLE ASSET. - (CHUCKLES) THANK YOU. UM... WELL, I-I SHOULD BE GOING. - UM, AND I-IF YOUR SON WANTS THOSE PIANO LESSONS, JUST... CALL ME. - YES, YES, ABSOLUTELY. - I WILL DO. - GREAT. - AND MY HUSBAND ADORES MUSIC, TOO. - OH, WELL, I-I COULD... DOES HE PLAY? - UM... - I COULD TEACH HIM AS WELL. UM... - THAT'S A LONG STORY. BUT, UM... - AH. OKAY. - WELL, THANK YOU, JONATHAN. - MY PLEASURE, JANE. SEE YOU AGAIN. - BYE-BYE. - BUH-BYE. (PLAYING SCALES ON PIANO) JONATHAN: THIRD FINGER. NO, THAT-THAT ONE THERE. TRY LIFTING YOUR WRISTS A LITTLE BIT. KEEP YOUR ELBOWS BACK. OKAY, TRY AGAIN. ROBERT: NO. AH. - YEAH. - (CHUCKLES) GOOD. MORE WINE? - UM, WHY NOT? THANK YOU. - STEPHEN? NO. (CLEARS THROAT) S-STEPHEN, JANE WAS TELLING ME THAT YOU HAVE A-A BEAUTIFUL, UH, THEOREM. UM, THAT... THAT PROVES THAT THE UNIVERSE, UM, H-HAD A BEGINNING? IS THAT IT? THAT WAS MY PHD THESIS. MY NEW PROJECT - DISPROVES IT. - UH, DISPROVES IT? - YES. - OH. - UM, SO THEN YOU-YOU NO LONGER BELIEVE IN THE CREATION? - WHAT ONE BELIEVES IS IRRELEVANT IN PHYSICS. - "IRRELEVANT IN PHYSICS." - OH. I SEE. STEPHEN'S DONE A U-TURN. THE BIG NEW IDEA IS THAT THE UNIVERSE HAS NO BOUNDARIES AT ALL. - NO BOUNDARIES, NO BEGINNING... - AND NO GOD. OH. OH, I SEE. I... (CHUCKLES) I THOUGHT THAT, UM, YOU'D PROVED THE UNIVERSE HAD A BEGINNING AND THUS A NEED FOR A CREATOR. UM, MY MISTAKE. NO. MINE. STEPHEN IS LOOKING FOR A SINGLE THEORY THAT EXPLAINS ALL THE FORCES IN THE UNIVERSE. THEREFORE, GOD MUST DIE. OH, UH, WHY MUST GOD DIE? I-I DON'T SEE. THE TWO GREAT PILLARS OF PHYSICS ARE QUANTUM THEORY-- THE LAWS THAT GOVERN THE VERY SMALL PARTICLES, ELECTRONS AND SO ON-- AND GENERAL RELATIVITY. - AH, YES, EINSTEIN. - EINSTEIN'S THEORY, THE LAWS THAT GOVERN THE VERY LARGE PLANETS AND SUCH. BUT QUANTUM AND RELATIVITY... - DON'T TELL ME-- THEY'RE DIFFERENT? - THEY DON'T REMOTELY PLAY BY THE SAME RULES. IF THE WORLD WERE ALL POTATOES, THEN EASY. YOU COULD TRACE A PRECISE BEGINNING, AS STEPHEN ONCE DID. A MOMENT OF CREATION. HALLELUJAH, GOD LIVES. IF YOU INCORPORATE PEAS INTO THE MENU, WELL, - THEN IT ALL GOES A LITTLE... - TITS UP. - (CHUCKLES) - YES. HAYWIRE. - JUST ALL BECOMES A GODLESS MESS. - OH, DEAR. EINSTEIN HATED PEAS. QUANTUM THEORY. HE SAID, "GOD DOESN'T PLAY DICE WITH THE UNIVERSE." SEEMS HE NOT ONLY PLAYS DICE, BUT HE THROWS THEM WHERE WE CAN'T FIND THEM. GOD IS BACK ON THE ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST. (CHUCKLES) WELL... I EXPECT HE'LL COPE. AND PHYSICS IS BACK IN BUSINESS. YES. PHYSICS IS BACK IN BUSINESS. I WAS, UH, MARRIED, ACTUALLY. UM, BUT SADLY, SHE PASSED. ALMOST A YEAR AGO NOW. IT WAS, UH, UH, LEUKAEMIA. UM, SHE FOUGHT IT, AND I-I NURSED HER, BUT, UH, IN THE END, UM... I DO GET QUITE LONELY. UH, THE, UH, TYRANNY OF THE EMPTY ROOM AND ALL THAT. BUT MUSIC IS MY SALVATION. TEACHING AND PLAYING. NOT-NOT REALLY AS A CAREER, BUT I, UH, I'M NOT VERY AMBITIOUS. THOUGH, THAT'S NOT... IS THAT A SIN? I DON'T KNOW. WRONG MAN TO ASK. - THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HAVING ME. - NO, THANK YOU FOR COMING. IT WAS REALLY, REALLY WONDERFUL. IF-IF THERE'S ANYTHING I CAN DO TO-TO BE OF SERVICE, UM, TO YOU, TO THE FAMILY, I MEAN, I-I WOULD... CONSIDER IT A PRIVILEGE. I HAVE NO CHILDREN OR COMMITMENTS. SO... I ONLY MEAN THAT IF-IF I COULD BE OF HELP, I-I BELIEVE I MIGHT FIND A PURPOSE THAT WOULD... HELP ALLEVIATE MY OWN, UM, SITUATION. - GOOD NIGHT. - NIGHT. (MOTOR WHIRRS QUIETLY) (EXHALES) I UNDERSTAND IF YOU NEED HELP. IF SOMEONE IS PREPARED TO OFFER IT, I WON'T OBJECT. (UPLIFTING PIANO MUSIC) - CHILLY? - YEAH, IT'S VERY BRACING. LUCY! - (BOTH CHUCKLING) - COME ON, READY? 17, 18, 23, 24... RIGHT, I'M GONNA PUT THE KETTLE ON. CALLS YOU ONE AND CALLS YOU ALL # TO GAIN HIS EVERLASTING HALL. # CHRIST WAS BORN TO SAVE. # CHRIST WAS BORN TO SAVE. # - GREAT, LOVELY, OKAY. WE CAN GO. - (LAUGHTER) JUST GONE 7:45. - UM, AND COULD YOU... COULD YOU ALL LEAVE YOUR COPIES? - RIGHT. BYE, ALL. - (DOOR CLOSES) - THERE'S SOMETHING I NEED TO TELL YOU. - WHAT? - I'M PREGNANT. GOSH, I-I, UM... I ASSUMED THAT YOU AND STEPHEN... UM, WELL, I... - THAT'S-THAT'S REALLY WONDERFUL. - IT IS. YES, WONDERFUL. - (CHUCKLES) CONGRATULATIONS, JANE. - THANK YOU. - EVERYONE SAY "CHEESE". READY? COUNT OF THREE. ONE, TWO, THREE. - ALL: CHEESE! (SHUTTER CLICKS) (JANE LAUGHING) IS THAT YOUR BROTHER? IS THAT YOUR BROTHER ON HIS BIKE? - MUMMY! - JUST COMING! - (CRIES) - OH, COME ON, SWEETIE. COME ON, COME ON. - FASTER? - HELLO! NOW, YOU KNOW, (CLEARS THROAT) I'VE ALWAYS BEEN SUPPORTIVE OF YOUR CHOICE NOT TO HAVE HOME HELP, BUT... (CLEARS THROAT) WE NEED TO FIND A-A PERMANENT SOLUTION. THIS-THIS, UH, SITUATION CANNOT CONTINUE. YOU NEED TO HAVE A PROPER LIVE-IN NURSE IMMEDIATELY. WE HAVE HELP. LOOK, YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT. WE CAN'T AFFORD A LIVE-IN NURSE. - STEPHEN, YOU NEED TO FIND A WAY FOR YOUR FAMILY'S SAKE. - YOU'RE WORLD-FAMOUS. FOR BLACK HOLES, NOT FOR ROCK CONCERTS. STEPHEN, THIS ISN'T FUNNY. I BELIEVE IT'S URGENT. - IT'S GOT A ZOOM! - COME ON, STOP IT. ROBERT: JONATHAN, PASS IT HERE. (GENERAL CHATTER) WE DO HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW. WE HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW, JANE. KNOW WHAT? WHOSE CHILD TIMOTHY IS. STEPHEN'S... OR JONATHAN'S. THAT'S WHAT YOU THINK OF ME? THERE'S NO WAY THAT TIMOTHY COULD HAVE ANY OTHER FATHER THAN STEPHEN. - NONE. - (FOOTSTEPS) (DOOR SLAMS) JONATHAN? PLEASE DON'T GO. - JANE, I HAVE... I HAVE TO GO. - EVERYONE IS TALKING, AND... - SO? WHAT DOES IT MATTER? IT'S DIFFICULT FOR ME BECAUSE I'M JUST TRYING TO HELP. I KNOW YOU'RE TRYING TO HELP, AND YOUR HELP IS VALUED. I THINK THE BEST THING FOR ME RIGHT NOW IS, I THINK MAYBE IF-IF-IF... I JUST STEP BACK FOR NOW. PLEASE, JONATHAN. WE NEED YOU. THE CHILDREN NEED YOU. AND I NEED YOU. AND STEPHEN NEEDS YOU. THERE'S OTHER THINGS, AS WELL. JANE, I... (SIGHS) I HAVE FEELINGS FOR YOU. AND I HAVE FEELINGS FOR YOU, TOO. THANK YOU, JANE. PEOPLE CHATTER, DANCE MUSIC PULSATES They've been on the sauce. PEOPLE CHATTER, DANCE MUSIC PULSATES They've been on the sauce. Your party! DANCE MUSIC PULSATES They've been on the sauce. Your party! That's Mary's boy, isn't it? Yeah. Maybe you should say something. Yeah. Maybe you should say something. Nah. I'm crap at that kind of thing, Barry. Yeah, but they're just kids. If we don't say something... (GROANS) Hey, boys? Boys? Why don't you get a lift home tonight? Oh, whatever, mate. I've only had a couple. No, no, no, no. It's too late now. I've spoken to you and I know your mum, so that means our fates are aligned. You get into that car and you get yourself killed or you kill someone else, I become part of it too. How? yourself killed or you kill someone else, I become part of it too. How? Well, it's like, um, my balls are in your hands. BOYS LAUGH, SNORT BOY: Oh, you want the balls! BOYS LAUGH, SNORT BOY: Oh, you want the balls! Nobody wants that. Hey, how about I drive you? What? Oh. BOY: Oh, you want the balls! Nobody wants that. Hey, how about I drive you? What? Oh. BOYS LAUGH, DANCE MUSIC PLAYS ON RADIO BOY: Oh, you want the balls! Nobody wants that. Hey, how about I drive you? (SWITCHES RADIO STATION) BOYS LAUGH, DANCE MUSIC PLAYS ON RADIO BOY: Oh, you want the balls! Nobody wants that. Hey, how about I drive you? (SWITCHES RADIO STATION) YODELLING MUSIC PLAYS DANCE MUSIC PLAYS ON RADIO BOY: Oh, you want the balls! Nobody wants that. Hey, how about I drive you? I like it. I'VE BEEN INVITED TO THE BORDEAUX OPERA. - INVITED WHERE? - BORDEAUX. - TO BORDEAUX? - MM. WAGNER. STUDENTS CAN TAKE ME. I KNOW YOU HATE FLYING. (CHUCKLES) I DO HATE TO FLY. BRING THE CAR. MEET ME IN BORDEAUX. TAKE THE CHILDREN CAMPING. IT'LL BE TOO DIFFICULT TO MANAGE, STEPHEN. BRING JONATHAN. I DOUBT HE WOULD BE WILLING. (DOOR OPENS) (DOOR CLOSES) HELLO, STEPHEN. - IS THIS OKAY? - WELL, I WON'T TELL IF YOU WON'T. - JUST... - (COUGHS) - BEARING IN MIND YOU HAVE TO DRIVE. - (CHUCKLES) JANE NEEDS HELP. SARAH, YOU WON'T FORGET HIS VITAMIN B INJECTION WHEN YOU LAND? AND CALL ME WHEN YOU GET TO THE HOTEL. - I WILL. - YES? PROMISE? - YES. - GOOD. STEPHEN? MUM WILL TAKE THE BABY. - SHE'LL BE HERE ANY MINUTE. - SEE YOU IN BORDEAUX. AND BE GOOD. - ARE THEY ASLEEP? - YEAH. (CHUCKLES) OKAY. -AH! (LAUGHS) OKAY. IT'S OKAY. I'M ALL RIGHT. - WHERE ARE THE CHILDREN? - HAVE YOU GOT THAT? I THINK WE'VE DONE RATHER WELL. RIGHT. CHILDREN? COME AND GET YOUR SLEEPING BAGS. THANK YOU. (GENERAL CHATTER) (ZIPPER CLOSING, CRICKETS CHIRPING) (BREATHING HEAVILY) (WHISPERS): JONATHAN? (ORCHESTRA PLAYS) (CHOKING) (CHOKING LOUDLY) SHH! (COUGHS) OH, GOD. EXCUSE ME. SORRY. (MUSIC BUILDS) JONATHAN? JONATHAN. STEPHEN-- STEPHEN'S BEEN TAKEN ILL. HE'S IN HOSPITAL, - AND HE-HE, UH, HE'S IN A COMA. - STEPHEN'S BEEN TAKEN ILL? (MACHINES BEEPING RHYTHMICALLY) WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? THIS WAY WOULD BE A PAINLESS END. IF WE TRY TO BRING HIM ROUND FROM THE ANAESTHETIC, IT'S NOT SURE HE WILL SURVIVE RESUSCITATION. YOU HAVE TO BRING HIM ROUND FROM THE ANAESTHETIC. ARE YOU SURE IT'S WHAT YOU WANT? THE ONLY WAY OF WEANING HIM OFF THE VENTILATOR WILL BE TO GIVE HIM A TRACHEOTOMY. A HOLE IN THE NECK, BYPASSING THE THROAT. HE WILL NEVER SPEAK AGAIN. THERE'S NO QUESTION. STEPHEN MUST LIVE. I WILL SEE HE GETS EVERYTHING HE NEEDS. I WILL HAVE HIM TRANSFERRED BACK TO CAMBRIDGE. HE MAY NOT SURVIVE THE JOURNEY. YES, HE WILL. (AIRPLANE ENGINE WHIRRING) I KNOW. I'LL, UM, STEP BACK. DID YOU GET EVERYTHING IN THE CAR? HIS, UM, HIS CHAIR AND HIS EQUIPMENT AND EVERYTHING? (MOUTHING) (AIRPLANE ENGINE STARTS) (WHISPERING): GOOD-BYE. (INDISTINCT TV CONVERSATIONS) STEPHEN? THIS IS A SPELLING BOARD. FIRSTLY, YOU TELL ME WHAT LETTER YOU WANT BY BLINKING WHEN I SAY THE COLOUR OF THE GROUP THAT CONTAINS THE LETTER. ONCE I KNOW THE GROUP, YOU CAN CHOOSE THE CHARACTER INSIDE THAT GROUP BY BLINKING AGAIN WHEN I SAY THE COLOUR OF EACH LETTER WITHIN THAT GROUP. APPARENTLY. LET'S JUST TRY. GREEN. BLUE. PINK. BLACK. RED. BLINK TO CHOOSE THE COLOUR OF THE GROUP OF THE LETTER YOU WANT, STEPHEN. GREEN. BLUE. PINK. BLACK. RED. (MOUTHS) - (DOOR OPENS) - ELAINE: HELLO. - JANE: HELLO, ELAINE. SHALL I TAKE YOUR COAT? - ELAINE: OKAY. THANK YOU, JANE. - JUST WAIT HERE. - ELAINE: GREAT. SHE'S HERE. SHE COMES HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. PROMISE NOT TO EAT HER ALIVE. OKAY? HERE WE ARE. ELAINE, STEPHEN. - STEPHEN, ELAINE. - LOVELY TO MEET YOU, PROFESSOR. NOW, YOU SHOULD HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED, BUT IF THERE'S ANYTHING ELSE, I'LL BE JUST NEXT DOOR. GREAT. WELL, I THINK WE'LL GET STRAIGHT TO WORK. THANK YOU, JANE. - OH, IF, UM, IF YOU'LL CLOSE THE DOORS. - OF COURSE. ELAINE: WE'LL GET STARTED, THEN. OKAY. RED. YELLOW. T. GREEN. BLACK. E. GREEN. GREEN. A. TEA. YOU WANT A CUP OF TEA. OKAY. ANY PREFERENCE? YOU'VE MEMORIZED THE BOARD. I KNOW YOU HAVE. I HAVEN'T GOT ALL DAY. GREEN. GREEN. GREEN, YELLOW. YELLOW. B. GREEN, BLUE, PINK, BLACK, RED. RED. GREEN, YELLOW, BLUE. BLUE. U. SO B-U... (CHUCKLES) BUILDER'S TEA, RIGHT? SO, HOW DID YOU GET ON? YOU KNOW, I THINK HE'S THE MOST BRILLIANT MAN I'VE EVER MET. YOU'RE VERY LUCKY. THANK YOU. - YOU MUST WORSHIP THE GROUND BENEATH HIS... - HIS WHEELS? (CHUCKLES) AND HE'S THE PERFECT PATIENT. HE'S SO FUNNY. WHEN YOU READ ABOUT HIM, PEOPLE... LET'S SEE HOW YOU GET ON, SHALL WE, ELAINE? THAT'S TIGHTENED UP. AS YOU CAN SEE, IT'S HEIGHT-ADJUSTABLE, AND WE CAN CHANGE THE ANGLE TO WHATEVER STEVE WANTS IT AT. - YOU KNOW, IT'S CUTTING-EDGE. - JANE: SO, HOW DOES IT WORK? IT USES A VERY SIMPLE INTERFACE THAT SCANS THROUGH THE ALPHABET AND SELECTS EACH LETTER ONE AT A TIME. I MEAN, USING THIS TECHNIQUE, THE PROFESSOR CAN EXPECT TO WRITE ABOUT FOUR WORDS PER MINUTE. - GOOD. BETTER THAN ONE A MINUTE. - YES. AND WHAT I'VE DONE IS TAKEN THE COMPONENTS FROM A TELEPHONE ANSWERING SYSTEM, ACTUALLY, TO CONVERT THE WRITTEN TEXT INTO SYNTHESIZED SPEECH. I MEAN, THE VOICE SOUNDS, UH, A LITTLE BIT ROBOTIC, BUT, UM... SHALL WE GIVE IT A TRY? - PLEASE. - HERE'S THE CLICKER. RIGHT HAND? THERE YOU GO. (CLEARS THROAT) WELCOME TO THE FUTURE. (CLICKING) MECHANIZED VOICE: MY NAME IS STEPHEN HAWKING. - IT'S AMERICAN. - IS THAT A PROBLEM? OH, MY GOODNESS. WELL, IS THERE ANOTHER VOICE? - THAT'S THE ONLY ONE THEY HAVE AT THE MOMENT. - I THINK IT'S GREAT. (CHUCKLES) (CLICKING) DAISY, DAISY, GIVE ME YOUR ANSWER DO. FRANKLY, MY DEAR, I DON'T GIVE A DAMN. - (SQUEALS) - EXTERMINATE. EXTERMINATE. EXTERMINATE. I WILL WRITE A BOOK. ABOUT WHAT? TIME. TIME. WHAT IS THE NATURE OF TIME? WILL IT EVER COME TO AN END? CAN WE GO BACK IN TIME? SOMEDAY THESE ANSWERS MAY SEEM AS OBVIOUS TO US AS THE EARTH ORBITING THE SUN. OR PERHAPS AS RIDICULOUS AS A TOWER OF TORTOISES. - (BELL DINGS) - ONLY TIME, WHATEVER THAT MAY BE, WILL TELL. (CLICKING) (CLICKING) PROFESSOR? - IT IS FOR A FRIEND. - OF COURSE IT IS. THAT'S WHAT THEY ALL SAY. YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE EMBARRASSED IN FRONT OF ME, PROFESSOR. I KNOW WHAT MEN ARE LIKE. SHALL WE TAKE A LOOK? THERE YOU GO. (CLEARS THROAT) (DOOR OPENS) OH. I'M SORRY. (LAUGHS) NEXT ONE? WHAT? (CLICKING) SO, I SAID, "I HAVE LONG BEEN LOOKING FOR A MODEL OF THE UNIVERSE. I FINALLY FOUND HER." (CHUCKLES) (WATER POURS) I BET YOU DID. (CHUCKLES) STEPHEN, I NEED TO STEAL YOU. THE CONTRACTS ARRIVED. COULD YOU JUST GIVE US A MINUTE, PLEASE, JANE? THERE WE GO. LIKE NEW. (ELAINE CHUCKLES) (PRINTER WHIRRS) "WHO ARE WE? WHY ARE WE HERE? "IF WE EVER LEARN THIS, IT WOULD BE THE ULTIMATE TRIUMPH OF HUMAN REASON, "FOR THEN WE WOULD KNOW THE MIND OF GOD." DO YOU MEAN THIS? - YES. - (CLICKING) - OF COURSE. - SO YOU'RE ACKNOWLEDGING HIM? HOWEVER... HOWEVER WHAT? ARE YOU ACTUALLY GOING TO LET ME HAVE THIS MOMENT? (CLICKING) YOU ARE WELCOME. (CLICKING) (CLICKS) I HAVE ASKED ELAINE TO TRAVEL WITH ME TO AMERICA. SHE WILL LOOK AFTER ME. WILL SHE? YES. YOU ALWAYS USED TO TELL ME WHEN AN INVITATION CAME IN. ANOTHER AWARD. WHAT CAN YOU DO? I AM SORRY. (SIGHS) (CLICKING) HOW MANY YEARS? THEY SAID TWO. YOU'VE HAD SO MANY. (CRYING SOFTLY) EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY. I HAVE LOVED YOU. I DID MY BEST. CAREFUL. - THAT-THAT'S STAYING. - ALL RIGHT. (GENERAL CHATTER) BYE, JONATHAN. (BREATHING HEAVILY) (PIANO PLAYING) ALL: MR. HAWKING! (ALL TALK EXCITEDLY AT ONCE) (APPLAUSE) THANK YOU. I FIRST MET THE PROFESSOR IN 1963. WELL, THERE YOU ARE. TIME. WHERE DOES IT GO? IT HAS BEEN ONE OF THE GREAT JOYS OF MY LIFE TO WATCH THIS MAN DEFY EVERY EXPECTATION, BOTH SCIENTIFIC AND PERSONAL. PLEASE WELCOME ONTO THE STAGE MY ESTEEMED COLLEAGUE, MY DEAR FRIEND, PROFESSOR HAWKING. (APPLAUSE) THANK YOU. COULD WE PLEASE HAVE THE FIRST PRESELECTED QUESTION? THANK YOU. CAN YOU HEAR ME? (LAUGHTER) NOW YOU ARE RECOGNIZED EVERYWHERE, HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH ALL THE ATTENTION? I WAS STOPPED RECENTLY BY A TOURIST IN CAMBRIDGE WHO ASKED IF I WAS THE REAL STEPHEN HAWKING. - (LAUGHTER) - I REPLIED I WAS NOT AND SAID THE REAL ONE WAS MUCH BETTER LOOKING. (LAUGHTER) IN 1979, YOU TALKED ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF A THEORY OF EVERYTHING BEING DISCOVERED BEFORE THE END OF THE CENTURY. I NOW PREDICT THAT I WAS WRONG. (LAUGHTER) PROFESSOR HAWKING, YOU HAVE SAID YOU DO NOT BELIEVE IN GOD. DO YOU HAVE A PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE THAT HELPS YOU? (POIGNANT MUSIC) YOU HAVE SAID YOU DO NOT BELIEVE IN GOD. DO YOU HAVE A PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE THAT HELPS YOU? IT IS CLEAR THAT WE ARE JUST AN ADVANCED BREED OF PRIMATES ON A MINOR PLANET ORBITING AROUND A VERY AVERAGE STAR IN THE OUTER SUBURB OF ONE AMONG A HUNDRED BILLION GALAXIES. BUT EVER SINCE THE DAWN OF CIVILIZATION, PEOPLE HAVE CRAVED FOR AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE UNDERLYING ORDER OF THE WORLD. THERE OUGHT TO BE SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL ABOUT THE BOUNDARY CONDITIONS OF THE UNIVERSE, AND WHAT CAN BE MORE SPECIAL THAN THAT THERE IS NO BOUNDARY. AND THERE SHOULD BE NO BOUNDARY TO HUMAN ENDEAVOUR. WE ARE ALL DIFFERENT. HOWEVER BAD LIFE MAY SEEM, THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING YOU CAN DO AND SUCCEED AT. WHILE THERE IS LIFE, THERE IS HOPE. (APPLAUSE) SMOOTH MUSIC Bro. It's Pamela. SMOOTH MUSIC (SLURPS) # You know we get down with all the cyber moms. # One of them told me I was hot right now like Tiger Balm. # One of them said, 'Larz, you a teen heart-throb ` # 'make my baby faint; make a tween's heart stop.' # (GRUNTS, RETCHES) Ewww. He's a bit of a grossie, eh? (CHUCKLES SOFTLY) < (GRUNTS) Is that your friend? Him? (CHUCKLES) Nah. < (RETCHES) Ooh. THAT CAME. IT'S FROM STEPHEN. GOSH. YOUR GLASSES ARE ALWAYS DIRTY. PROFESSOR AND MRS. HAWKING, HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN. CONGRATULATIONS, MY COMPANION ` OF HONOUR. NOT BAD FOR AN OLD LIBERAL SOCIALIST. DON'T WORRY. YOU CAN DECLINE THE KNIGHTHOOD. THANK YOU FOR TODAY. IT WAS EXTRAORDINARY. IT'S ALL BEEN RATHER EXTRAORDINARY, THOUGH, HASN'T IT? (CLICKING) WHAT ARE YOU WRITING? LOOK WHAT WE MADE. (UPLIFTING MUSIC) (MUSIC CONTINUES) (MUSIC INTENSIFIES) (MUSIC SLOWS)
Subjects
  • Feature films--Great Britain
  • Hawking, Stephen, 1942-2018--Drama
  • Astrophysicists--Drama