September 30, 1996 12:00 PM

(PBS, Tues., Oct. 1, 8 p.m. ET)

B-

Nova kicks off its 23rd season with a warts-and-all biography of the most famous scientist of modern times. Andrew Sachs, best known as the incompetent Manuel of Fawlty Towers, looks pretty good in that Einstein fright wig, but this plodding affair is pure homework.

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