The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - WATCH THIS -

7. 3 0PM, S BS Leonardo Da Vinci didn’t just in­spire Tom Hanks to run around Europe crack­ing some myth­i­cal ‘code’ – he was the ul­ti­mate Re­nais­sance man: artist, in­ven­tor, ar­chi­tect, and sci­en­tist. Af­ter his death in 1519, only a few of his paint­ings sur­vived, yet more than 6000 pages of sci­en­tific mus­ings re­main. His note­books con­tain plans for hun­dreds of in­ven­tions still used to­day. Billed as “the mak­ing of the world’s first sci­en­tist”, this doco asks how many of those in­ven­tions were truly of Da Vinci’s own de­sign and how many were an­cient ideas he just hap­pened to per­fect.

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