Mathematics

Last Edited: 02-Mar-2015 A Global British Comedy Collaborative document. Edited by John Lucas
Broadcast source is BBC Radio Four unless otherwise indicated. Recording quality is considered good unless otherwise indicated.


General Topics

Date
Title
Cast
Parameters
29-Oct-2012 Land of the Rising Sums
Alex Bellos
Producer: Alexandra Feachem
27:37, 25843, S

History of Mathematics

Date
Title
Cast
Parameters
14-Jun-2010 to
25-Jun-2010
A Brief History of Mathematics
  1. Newton and Leibniz
  2. Leonard Euler
  3. Joseph Fourier
  4. Evariste Galois
  5. Carl Friedrich Gauss
  6. The mathematicians who helped Einstein
  7. Georg Cantor
  8. Henri Poincare
  9. Hardy and Ramanujan
  10. Nicolas Bourbaki
Marcus du Sautoy
Producer: Anna Buckley
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11-Mar-2002
12-Mar-2002
13-Mar-2002
14-Mar-2002
15-Mar-2002
Five Numbers
  1. Zero
  2. Pi
  3. Golden Ratio
  4. Imaginary Numbers
  5. Infinity
Writer/presenter: Simon Singh
Producer: Adrian Washbourne
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22-Apr-2003
29-Apr-2003
06-May-2003
13-May-2003
20-May-2003
Another Five Numbers
  1. Four
  2. Seven
  3. The Largest Prime
  4. Kepler’s Conjecture
  5. Game Theory
Writer/presenter: Simon Singh
Producer: Adrian Washbourne
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23-Aug-2005
30-Aug-2005
06-Sep-2005
13-Sep-2005
20-Sep-2005
Further Five Numbers
  1. One
  2. Two
  3. Six
  4. G the gravitational constant
  5. 1729, the 1st Ramanujan
Writer/presenter: Simon Singh
Producer: Adrian Washbourne
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31-Aug-2004
07-Sep-2004
14-Sep-2004
21-Sep-2004
28-Sep-2004
Five Shapes
  1. The Cube
  2. The Pyramid
  3. The Sphere
  4. The Bagel
  5. The Blob
Marcus du Sautoy
Produced by Anna Buckley and Erica Wright
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07-Oct-2013
Nirvana by Numbers
Alex Bellos
produced by Andrew Luck-Baker
27:55, 26122, S
20-Dec-2013
Maths and Magic
Presenter/producer: Jolyon Jenkins
27:44, 25954, S
06-Feb-2014
How to Teach Maths
Alex Bellos
produced by Ania Lichtarovich
27:39, 25882, S

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Date
Title
Cast
Parameters
18-Nov-2013 to
29-Nov-2013

16-Feb-2015 to
27-Feb-2015
A History of Britain in Numbers
  1. Population
  2. Prosperity
  3. Health
  4. Stuff
  5. Homes
    omnibus 1 
  6. Education
  7. Work
  8. Old Age
  9. Women
  10. Living
    omnibus 2 
  11. knowledge and power
  12. war
  13. war reshapes the state
  14. power to tax
  15. public spending
  16. social security
  17. debt
  18. infrastructure
  19. order and punishment
  20. voting
Andrew Dilnot
Producer: Michael Blastland


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