Kepler [John Banville]


2004081120191003 (BBC7)

An exploration of the clash between two of the 17th century's leading astronomers - the assured, prickly and self-mocking Johannes Kepler, and the aristocratic, overbearing and secretly insecure Danish Nobleman, Tycho Brahe

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in John Banville's dramatisation set during the last year of Brahe's life.

Johannes Kepler.... Benedict Cumberbatch
Tycho Brahe.... Alun Armstrong
Barbara.... Arabella Weir
Sophie.... Gillian Kearney
Longberg.... Scott Handy
Rudolph II.... Geoffrey Beevers
Jeppe.... Kenny Baker
Christine.... Marcella Riordan
Regina.... Hannah R. Gordon
Messenger.... Simon Imrie
Court Official.... Kevin Jackson

Director: Gemma McMullan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2004.

The clash between two of the 17th century's leading astronomers, Kepler and Brahe.