Exclusive Family Presentation The Inventors' Specials: Marie Curie: More Than Meets The Eye

March 23, 1998

Debuts April 8 On HBO

Amidst the turmoil of World War I, two curious young girls suspect famed French scientist Marie Curie of being a German spy, but soon learn things aren't always what they seem when THE INVENTORS' SPECIALS: "MARIE CURIE: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE," continuing a series of family specials, is seen WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8 (7:00-8:00 p.m. ET), exclusively on HBO.

Other playdates: April 11 (2:30 p.m.), 14 (6:10 a.m.), 17 (3:00 p.m.), 19 (6:05 a.m.), 22 (11:00 a.m.) and 28 (6:00 a.m.).

THE INVENTORS' SPECIALS are created and produced for HBO by Devine Entertainment, which produced the acclaimed HBO family series "The Composers' Specials." Following the format of "The Composers' Specials," each of THE INVENTORS' SPECIALS tells the story of the inventor through an encounter with a young person who influences his or her work. Opening up the worlds of science and art to young viewers through imaginative storytelling, striking visual imagery, compelling music and fast-paced editing, upcoming shows will spotlight English mathematician and physicist Sir Isaac Newton and American inventor Thomas Edison.

Set in World War I Paris, "MARIE CURIE: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE" tells the story of 11-year-old Martine (Natalie Vansier) and her younger sister Eliane (Colleen Rennison), who become convinced that Marie Curie (Kate Trotter) is a German spy and follow the Nobel Prize-winning scientist to her "glowing" laboratory. When Curie and her daughter Irene (Mairon Bennett) set out for the battlefront with a mobile radiography unit designed to x-ray soldiers in need of treatment, Martine stows away in the back of their van.

At the battlefront, Martine learns that the Curies are on a mission of mercy, not sabotage. In fact, one of the soldiers saved by the x-ray invention is her wounded father Gerard (Peter Vollebregt).

THE INVENTORS' SPECIALS: "MARIE CURIE: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE" is produced by David Devine and Richard Mozer; directed by Richard Mozer; written by Raymond Storey, Heather Conkie and Barbara Nichol; created by David Devine and Richard Mozer.

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