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Horizon

2008-2009

Episode 16: Alan and Marcus Go Forth and Multiply

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorks & Lincs

Actor and comedian Alan Davies embarks on a maths odyssey, visiting the fourth dimension and exploring infinity with the help of top mathematician Professor Marcus du Sautoy. Show more

The Quizeum

Series 1

Episode 7

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Museum-based quiz panel show. Griff Rhys Jones tests a two teams of experts at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, the art and antiquities museum of the University of Cambridge. Show more

Great Lives

Series 33

Marcus du Sautoy on Jorge Luis Borges

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for over a year

Mathematician Marcus de Sautoy chooses the blind Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges. With Matthew Parris. From 2014. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Parris
Interviewed Guest:
Marcus du Sautoy
Interviewed Guest:
Jason Wilson
Producer:
Miles Warde

Midweek

Ruby Wax, Wendy Law-Yone, Marcus du Sautoy, Ian Martin

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Mariella Frostrup meets Ruby Wax, mathematician Marcus du Sautoy, writer Wendy Law-Yone, and Ian Martin of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Ruby Wax
Interviewed Guest:
Marcus du Sautoy
Interviewed Guest:
Wendy Law-Yone
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Martin

Brand

Midweek

Precision: The Measure of All Things

Episode 1: Time and Distance

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Professor Marcus du Sautoy explores why we are driven to measure and quantify the world around us. He begins by telling the story of the metre and the second. Show more

Precision: The Measure of All Things

Episode 2: Mass and Moles

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Marcus du Sautoy explores the history of Le Grand K - the world's master kilogramme - and the race to replace it now that it has been discovered to be losing weight. Show more

Precision: The Measure of All Things

Episode 3: Heat, Light and Electricity

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

From lightning bolts to single electrons, Marcus du Sautoy reveals how we came to measure and harness the power of heat, light and electricity. Show more

Horizon

2011-2012

Episode 15: The Hunt for AI

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Series exploring topical scientific issues. Marcus Du Sautoy asks how close mankind is to creating computers or robots that can think for themselves - artificial intelligence, AI. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Series in which four personalities compete to conduct an opera at the Royal Opera House, with the Royal Opera House's orchestra deciding which conductor must leave the competition. Show more

Horizon

2009-2010

Episode 2: The Secret You

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Marcus du Sautoy goes in search of answers to one of science's greatest mysteries: how do we know who we are? He subjects himself to a series of experiments in order to find out. Show more

Horizon

2009-2010

Episode 6: How Long is a Piece of String?

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Alan Davies tries to answer the proverbial question: how long is a piece of string? But the task soon turns into a mind-bending voyage of discovery where nothing is as it seems. Show more

The Code

Episode 1: Numbers

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Marcus du Sautoy reveals a hidden numerical code that underpins all nature. He reveals how significant numbers appear throughout the natural world and govern the planet. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Peter Leonard
Series Producer:
Peter Leonard
Executive Producer:
Sacha Baveystock
Executive Producer:
Sacha Baveystock

Series

The Code

The Code

Episode 2: Shapes

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Marcus du Sautoy reveals a hidden numerical code that underpins all nature. He uncovers the patterns that explain the shape of the world around us. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Peter Leonard
Series Producer:
Peter Leonard
Executive Producer:
Sacha Baveystock
Executive Producer:
Sacha Baveystock

Series

The Code

The Code

Episode 3: Prediction

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Marcus du Sautoy contines exploring the numerical code that underpins nature. He discovers what the code can say about the future, starting with the lunar eclipse. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Dan Child
Producer:
Dan Child
Director:
Dan Child
Director:
Dan Child
Series Producer:
Peter Leonard
Series Producer:
Peter Leonard
Executive Producer:
Sacha Baveystock
Executive Producer:
Sacha Baveystock

Series

The Code

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Professor Marcus du Sautoy explores claims that scientists at CERN have detected particles which seem to travel faster than the speed of light. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Jonathan Renouf

The Quizeum

Series 2

Episode 5

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Museum-based quiz panel show. Griff Rhys Jones tests two teams of experts at Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry, located in the oldest surviving passenger railway station. Show more

Contributors

Panellist:
Kate Williams
Panellist:
Janina Ramirez
Panellist:
Helen Czerski
Executive Producer:
Aisling O'Connor
Executive Producer:
Andrew Fettis
Executive Producer:
Sarah Broughton
Director:
Peter Smith
Series Producer:
Tom Webber
Production Company:
Modern Television Ltd

The Sky at Night

Into the Dark Zone

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

The team looks at the trans-Neptunian objects - a vast number of strange, dark, icy worlds - which played a crucial role in the evolution of our solar system. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Chris Lintott
Presenter:
Pete Lawrence
Series Producer:
Tim Usborne
Executive Producer:
Jonathan Renouf

Start the Week

A Theory of Everything?

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Cultural discussion show. Tom Sutcliffe on a theory of everything with scientists Marcus du Sautoy, Roger Penrose and Suzie Sheehy, and novelist Joanna Kavenna. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest:
Marcus du Sautoy
Interviewed Guest:
Suzie Sheehy
Interviewed Guest:
Roger Penrose
Interviewed Guest:
Joanna Kavenna
Producer:
Katy Hickman