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Think of a Number

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We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
with Johnny Ball
A light-hearted exploration of numbers and science.
This week Johnny sets about Getting Things Moving
Seeing how the problem of Cleopatra's Needle was sewn up, how to pull your weight and someone else's besides. See a tailor-made jacket that weighs 25,000 tons, which turns out to be a bit of a drag, not to say boring.
So. mechanically speaking, it could be to your advantage to watch; even a moving experience. Meanwhile - Think of a Number - get a move on with this! Make eight 8s and a few plusses move about to make a 1 and three zeros.*
Written by JOHNNY BALL Designer JOHN BONE
Producer ALBERT BARBER BBC Bristol (Answer: 888 + 88 + 8 + 8 + 8= 1,000)
Book (same title), 12.95, from bookshops

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Unknown: Johnny Ball
Written By: Johnny Ball
Designer: John Bone
Producer: Albert Barber

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