Preview – Icons: Scientists

Icons Chris Packham
Picture Shows: Chris Packham. Image Credit: BBC/72 Films.

Tonight Chris Packham hosts the search for the 20th century’s greatest icon, looking at four scientists.

His nominations for the public to vote for are double-Nobel Prize winning Marie Curie, Albert “E=mc2” Einstein, mathematical and computing pioneer Alan Turing, and the Chinese scientist Tu Youyou, who lead a secret project to cure malaria during the reign of Chairman Mao.

Tomorrow Kathleen Turner champions four entertainers: David Bowie, Charlie Chaplin, Billie Holiday and Marilyn Monroe.

Icons is on at 21.00 tonight and tomorrow on BBC Two.