Revealed: The incredible attention to detail on TV's most stylish period drama Mad Men By Polly Dunbar Updated: 00:27 GMT, 26 September 2010 Its razor-sharp scripts and fascinating characters are compelling enough, but for most Mad Men fans it’s the incredibly authentic re-creation of the dazzling style and glamour of the early Sixties that puts the show in a league of its own. Producers of the drama about the hard-drinking and philandering advertising executives of New York’s Madison Avenue – currently being shown on BBC4 – do not overlook a single detail in their dedication to accuracy, with a team of set designers painstakingly trawling antique shops for vintage props to meet creator Matthew Weiner’s exacting demands. Seeking perfection: A stagehand attends to a minor prop detail as actresses January Jones and Kiernan Shipka (Betty and Sally Draper) prepare for a scene Prop master Ellen Freund, who has worked on Mad Men for the past two series, says: ‘We don’t get the script until five days before shooting each episode, so we have to hit the ground running.
Through the Wormhole: Does Time Exist? When you're having fun, time flies. Waiting in a traffic jam, not so much. Your birthday was last month, and your mortgage payment is due in a few days. The fact that we perceive time is certainly no illusion. But is it really there, or is it something we invented? Early on in human history, we decided to start measuring the days and weeks, and eventually hours, minutes and seconds. In the 17th century, English scientist Isaac Newton was pretty sure time existed as a universal constant. Around the same time (if you believe in time, that is), the field of quantum mechanics grew out of an effort to explain the relationship between matter and energy. Watch the full documentary now
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