Series 1, Episode 1 - An Encounter with Mr Newton
The young ladies of a secret Edinburgh scholarly society encounter Isaac Newton. He is struggling with a new theory. Thanks to mathematical genius Alison, the penny finally drops.
Intellectual giant Isaac Newton is in town and he's struggling with a new theory to explain why things keep falling on his head.
He encounters the members of the Fair Intellectual club - a secret society for the scholarly improvement of young ladies. With the help of carefree socialite Ishbel, devout clergyman's daughter Marjory, and maths boffin Alison, the penny finally drops.
Mr Newton also has to contend with Alison's idiot brother Robert, Ishbel's ancient retainer Kennedy and a rented pineapple.
- Thursday 3rd November 2016
- BBC Radio 4
- 30 minutes
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