I Measured the Skies

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I Measured the Skies is a 75-minute TV biography of Johann Kepler produced by Mark Shivas[1] or John Glenister,[2] written by James Brabazon, adapted from Arthur Koestler's The Sleepwalkers[3] and first broadcast on 4 November 1970[4].

It is also listed in Briscoe's document Radiophonic Workshop Television and Radio Commitments for 1970.[5]

The title of the episode is taken from Kepler's epitaph:[6]

I measured the skies, now the shadows I measure,
Sky-bound was the mind, earth-bound the body rests.

Delia created the piece Music of Spheres for this programme.


  1. ftvdb.bfi.org.uk
  2. The Tape Library List's entry for TRW 7139: "I Measured the Skies".
  3. jamesbrabazon.net
  4. I Measured The Skies entry on imdb.com
  5. DD072725
  6. Johann Kepler's epitaph on goodreads.com