The King's Coiner
The true story of Isaac Newton, detective.
By Philip Palmer
By the 1690s Isaac Newton, already the world's greatest mathematician, was hungry for a new challenge and became Warden of the Royal Mint. His pursuit of London's most notorious counterfeiter, William Chaloner, confirmed him as a man prepared to go to any lengths to solve a problem.
Newton juggles maths, philosophy and a bad temper in a ruthless tracking down of London's most famous counterfeiter. He is played by Ian McDiarmid, a man whose voice makes practically any character irresistible. - The Grauniad.
BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Theatre - approx 45 min. First broadcast 23 April 2002.
Isaac Newton : Ian McDiarmid
Catherine Barton : Katy Cavanagh
William Chaloner : Barnaby Kay
Lord Halifax : Jeremy Swift
Tom Holloway : Freddie Annobil-Dodoo
Mr. Secretary Vernon : Peter Marinker
Thomas Carter : Colin Adrian
Produced by Toby Swift.
The complete script in PDF format is available here :