Horizon: Season 23, Episode 16

The Race for the Double Helix (14 Sep. 1987)
"Life Story" (original title)

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Watson and Crick race to find the structure of DNA before Linus Pauling, Maurice Wilkins, or Rosalind Franklin can find the key to unlocking the secret.

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Jim Watson
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Francis Crick
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Maurice Wilkins
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Rosalind Franklin
Betsy Brantley ...
Elizabeth Watson
John Moreno ...
Vittorio Luzzati
Daniel André Pageon ...
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J.T. Randall
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Max Perutz
Rupert Massey ...
John Kendrew
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Sir Lawrence Bragg
Nicholas Fry ...
Raymond Gosling
Tom McCabe ...
Bill Seeds
Petronella Ford ...
Odile Crick
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Watson and Crick race to find the structure of DNA before Linus Pauling, Maurice Wilkins, or Rosalind Franklin can find the key to unlocking the secret. Written by Kathy Li

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Was originally shown as a "Horizon special" on the BBC, Horizon being the name of BBC2's main science programme. See more »

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Francis Crick: Piano, my boy! Softly, softly, catchy monkey!
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Written by Ross Bagdasarian and William Saroyan
Performed by Rosemary Clooney
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See the movie, read the book(s)!
12 August 1999 | by (La Jolla, CA) – See all my reviews

A fun romp through science history. It captures a certain flavor of the times, situations and people. But if you really want to get into _it_, go read Watson's "The Double Helix" or Crick's "What Mad Pursuit" or Judson's "Eighth Day of Creation". I first saw this movie as a junior in high school and it really made my soul soar. I used to watch it over again while in college to pick-up my spirits. This movie had an intro bio class of 300+ applauding!


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