Genius (Nat Geo)

Genius

Genius (Nat Geo) – Premieres 25th April – Renewed

A docu-drama of the life and times of Albert Einstein that begins during the time Einstein was working a university professor just prior to the Hitler taking power in Germany.

During the course of the first episode it flashes back to cover Einsteins childhood where after his parents move to Italy, Albert decides to further his education in Switzerland.. Along with recounting his formative years, they show Einstein slowly recognising the threat to the Jewish population, which leads to him and his wife trying to gain entry to the US after his friends murder.

As docu-drama go this is an interesting watch, where everything is kept within the story and not using the typical interviews with historians to link the lime lines together like other History or Discovery programmes rely on.

6.5/10

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