In a major new science series for Channel 4, Richard Dawkins, James Dyson and Stephen Hawking celebrate the great thinkers and moments in British science, from Newton to the present day. They are joined by David Attenborough, Robert Winston, Jim Al-Khalili, Kathy Sykes, Paul Nurse and Olivia Judson and each presenter tells us the compelling stories of their personal scientific heroes. Britain's great inventors and scientists have led the world and been at the forefront of some of history's greatest advances. From the steam engine to the world wide web, from the theory of evolution to the discovery of the atom, British science and ingenuity have helped shape the modem world. Genius of Britain tells the stories of the people behind these pivotal moments, of the men and women who overcame all obstacles in search of scientific advancement. Their tales range from accounts of pure genius, when the apple fell and the secrets of the universe were unlocked, to dark tales of obsession, deception and even bodysnatching. Tackling the areas closest to their hearts and using hands on demonstrations, the co-presenters tell the human stories behind the scientific and engineering discoveries that we so often take for granted.