No plans tonight? Good.
As we’re sure you are aware by now, science genius and all-round great man Stephen Hawking died yesterday at the age of 76. Diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) at the age of 21 whilst still an undergraduate at the University of Cambridge, he was told by doctors that he had two years left to live. Luckily for pretty much the whole world, Hawking went on to live a further 55 years and make some of the most important scientific discoveries of our time.
If you’re feeling particularly down, or want to find out more about this incredible man’s life because it turns out you don’t know much about him at all except that he was really clever, there are worse plans you could make for your evening than settling in with The Theory of Everything.
Starring Eddie Redmayne in an Oscar-winning role, the 2014 movie about Hawking’s life is unfortunately not available on Netflix - but never fear! There are other streaming options available:
Amazon: Available for streaming to Amazon members with a Cinemax subscription, or you can rent the film through Prime for £2.49 in standard definition or £3.49 in HD.
Google Play: Android users can rent the film for £5.99 in the Google Play store
YouTube: It’s also £5.99 to rent on the Google-owned YouTube.
Apple iTunes: You’ll find The Theory of Everything for £5.99 in HD on iTunes
Microsoft Store: Microsoft offers the movie download for £4.99 in SD and £8.99 in HD.
Alternatively, you can pop down to your local HMV and buy the DVD FOR £5.99 which you can own forever!