Sometimes when working in television like comedian Dara O’Briain, you get the opportunity to meet people you’d be unlikely to run into otherwise. In Dara’s case he has arranged to meet up with his childhood hero, Stephen Hawking.
Since Hawking released his book “A Brief History of Time” he has become not just the worlds most famous scientist, but a full on pop culture icon. Far beyond the world of physics, people know his name and possibly even more famously his voice. In 1963 doctors told him that his Motor Neuron Disease would give him only two years to live. More than 50 years later he continues to defy that diagnosis and now Dara gets a chance to spend time with the man behind the bright lights and equations and meets the team of people who help look after him.