Newton's Law

Newton's Law

Isaac Newton built a reputation as the smartest man in Europe. But this action-packed series exposes the little-known story of his stint as England’s most ruthless lawman, and the Moriarty-like kingpin who kept evading him.

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October 8, 2021 55 min

In the series finale, Chaloner ‘counterfeits a madman’, Newton has his day in court, and Londoners look on as Chaloner meets his fate. And, Linda connects the dots between everything going on back then in law, finance and media to where we are today.

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William Chaloner claps back at Isaac Newton and finds a new scheme in Malt Lottery tickets. But to pull it off, Chaloner needs help. And the list of people who weren’t in jail, or who Chaloner hadn’t double-crossed, or who hadn’t turned witness for Newton’s case against him - is pretty short.

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September 22, 2021 45 min

With Chaloner awaiting trial in jail, Isaac Newton has time to ruminate on whether catching criminals is as meaningful as sorting the laws of the universe. There was a certain satisfaction in it, after all. Meanwhile, Chaloner conceives of plans to dismantle the case against him.

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In a time before organized police, Isaac Newton gets used to his dual role as crook catcher and prosecutor. As he locks up London’s counterfeiters one by one, Newton’s ring of informants tighten the circle around Mr. Chaloner.

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September 8, 2021 43 min

An era of unprecedented innovation sees an explosion in free speech, the creation of paper money and the ascendance of William Chaloner from two-bit criminal to man of influence. Has the silver-tongued man gone straight?

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September 1, 2021 31 min

The Great Recoinage was supposed to fix England’s currency problem. But the Mint is bungling the job, and the country is reeling. As Isaac Newton steps into his new role, he applies his scientific process to the Mint’s production line. Silver starts flowing again - but did Newton’s calculations take into account the cleverness of William Chaloner?

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August 25, 2021 41 min

England’s currency is in crisis. The issue is a “great leak” likely to sink the nation, ands Mint officials are scrambling to fix long before Newton steps foot in his new workplace. How did the nation get into this mess? And how will they strengthen the currency to protect it from counterfeiters? The answer will determine the career of both Isaac Newton and William Chaloner. 

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August 18, 2021 50 min

When Isaac Newton leaves his career as a renowned scientist to become the Warden of Royal Mint, he thinks it's going to be an easy gig. But with an economy teetering on the brink of collapse, and a entrepreneurial con man looking to win at all costs, the world's smartest man may be in over his head.

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August 9, 2021 2 min

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