Stephen Hawking's cameos: 'I have been quite popular in my time'
For all of his academic work on mind-boggling scientific concepts, Stephen Hawking was also known to many for something else: his many cameos on TV, film and radio.
His most recent was broadcast just last week, as the voice of the Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy Mark II - a powerful being known on our planet as Prof Hawking.
"I have been quite popular in my time," the character says in the BBC Radio 4 adaptation. "Some even read my books."
It's that self-deprecating humour that characterised Prof Hawking's appearances. Here's a brief look at some of them.
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