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Treasures of the British Library: Robert Winston
Robert Winston
Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  Foxtel Arts  |  July 21, 2020

In this film the leading scientist, medical doctor and broadcaster Professor Robert Winston explores six incredible Treasures of the British Library. He is helped and guided by the Library's expert curators, discovering amazing facts and quirky details about each book, manuscript or object. Above all he and we enjoy the privilege of spending time with a truly unique and historic document or object. Each item taps into a different aspect of Robert's life, career and interests. They cover subjects as diverse as skiing and theatre directing, ranging from a much-loved colleague's pioneering lab notes to a rough notebook handwritten by Beethoven.

In this film the leading scientist, medical doctor and broadcaster Professor Robert Winston explores six incredible Treasures of the British Library. He is helped and guided by the Library's expert curators, discovering amazing facts and quirky details about each book, manuscript or object. Above all he and we enjoy the privilege of spending time with a truly unique and historic document or object. Each item taps into a different aspect of Robert's life, career and interests. They cover subjects as diverse as skiing and theatre directing, ranging from a much-loved colleague's pioneering lab notes to a rough notebook handwritten by Beethoven.

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