Arthur C Clarke has been hailed as ‘one of the true geniuses of our time’. His novel, 2001: A Space Odyssey, was one of the greatest space adventures ever written, and the film of the book won Clarke and director Stanley Kubrick cult status. A one-man think tank, Clarke is listened to by the United Nations, US Congress, Microsoft and NASA. In a rare interview from his paradise home in Sri Lanka, he talks about his life, from his upbringing in rural Somerset to the writing of his last best-seller, 3001: The Final Odissey. This is a unique profile, amply illustrated by specially-filmed extracts, CBS coverage of the Apollo moon landing and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of 2001.