Marcus du Sautoy examines the mathematics of geometry central to the 17th-century work of Descartes and Newton and the understanding of how objects move. This led to the development of calculus and modular arithmetic, as well as Fermat's Last Theorem.
In their heyday, Britain's coal mines powered the nation's industrial rise, and provided jobs for more than a million men. This documentary sets out to highlight the dangerous conditions, insecurity and disputes that led to the nationalisation of the mines after the Second World War, and meets former colliers and pit bosses to chart the business's eventual decline. The first programme in Power Night.
Charting the lives of five miners involved in the dispute of 1984-85, which saw violence break out in villages across the country. Using interviews, archive footage and reconstructions, this documentary explores the long-term legacy of the industrial action.
The story of the Dounreay fast reactor, which was built in the 1950s and hailed as the most advanced energy facility in the world. Today, however, the plant is being dismantled in an operation that will take 30 years and cost Â£3 billion.
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