Video — 1 videodisc (ca. 50 min.) : sd., col., with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
This is the story of the brilliant Italian astronomer and mathematician who dared to challenge the accepted teachings of his day. Galileo's work brought him to the attention of the Inquisition and one of history's greatest minds was forced to work his last years under house arrest. Featuring atmospheric specially-filmed dramatised depictions and rare contemporary images, this program vividly recreates Galileo's life and work. It also includes expert comment and interpretation by the eminient historians Les Prince and Joel Roderick.