Captain Moonlight: Einstein's brain

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The Independent Online
THE unfairness of it. Kevin Hull, producer of Friday's BBC Arena programme, 'Einstein's Brain' thought his finest hour had come when he tracked down a Kansas plastics worker, Thomas Harvey, who was keeping the dead genius's brain pickled in three jars in his kitchen cupboard. As the cameras rolled, Harvey took out a knife and a bread board and obligingly cut off a couple of slices for the BBC to take away. 'It was the kind of moment every documentary maker dreams of,' says Hull. 'What I didn't realise was that the programme would be screened on April Fools' Day. It was absolutely genuine - but now everyone just thinks its a spoof.'

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