Picture Shows: Stephen Hawking on set of BBC Two drama 'Hawking'.
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The story of the early years of world-renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, is to be made into a one-off drama for BBC Two. Written by Peter Moffatt (Cambridge Spies), Hawking stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the young Stephen Hawking who, as a bright and ambitious PHD student at Cambridge University, is diagnosed with the debilitating motor neurone disease and given two years to live. Against the odds, he goes on to achieve worldwide acclaim and success, in particular with his astounding book A Brief History Of Time.