The writer Bill Bryson talks to Brian Cox about his admiration for the US scientist, author and inventor Benjamin Franklin and his many achievements.
In the People of Science interview series, Professor Brian Cox is joined by Royal Society Fellows who reveal their favourite scientists in history.
Each episode showcases artefacts from the Royal Society’s archive, helping to bring their stories alive. The archive items featured in each film can be explored on Google’s Cultural Institute and you can also read Benjamin Franklin's work published by the Royal Society.
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