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The Romance of Science

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Genre  docudrama, science
Original language(s)  English
No. of episodes  13
Country of origin  Canada
No. of seasons  1
Running time  30 minutes

The Romance of Science was a Canadian scientific docudrama television series which aired on CBC Television in 1960.



Each episode featured dramatic portrayals of noted scientists. Niagara Film Productions produced the series for CBC Television.


Half-hour episodes were broadcast on Sundays at 5:30 p.m. (Eastern) from 5 June to 28 August 1960.


  1. 5 June 1960: James Watt and his improvements to steam engine technology
  2. 12 June 1960: Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction, starring William Needles
  3. John Dalton and his contributions to atomic theory
  4. 26 June 1960: Carl Friedrich Gauss and his mathematical works such as statistics
  5. 3 July 1960: Physicist Hermann von Helmholtz (Norman Ettlinger) and his development of electrodynamics
  6. 10 July 1960: Chemist Antoine Lavoisier (Lloyd Bochner)
  7. 17 July 1960: Charles Darwin (Michael Kane), inventor of evolutionary theory
  8. 24 July 1960: Gottfried Leibniz and his development of infinitesimal calculus, starring Ivor Barry and Mavor Moore
  9. 31 July 1960: Johannes Kepler and his work in mathematics and astronomy
  10. 7 August 1960: Carl Linnaeus and his invention of the binary taxonomy of plants
  11. 14 August 1960: Engineer and physicist William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin
  12. 21 August 1960: Inventor and physicist Benjamin Thompson (Count Rumford) and his theories on heat
  13. 28 August 1960: Sigmund Freud (Gilles Pelletier) and his development of psychoanalysis


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