Fermat's Last Theorem

Duration: 50 minutes

Andrew Wiles stumbled across the world's greatest mathematical puzzle, Fermat's Theorem, as a ten- year-old schoolboy, beginning a 30-year quest with just one goal in mind - to solve the problem that has baffled minds for three centuries.

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Credits

Director
Simon Singh
Editor
John Lynch
Participant
Andrew Wiles

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  • 50 Years of Horizon

    A collection of Horizon programmes, celebrating 50 years of broadcasting.

  • 50 Years of Horizon

    A collection of programmes specially chosen to celebrate Horizon's 50th anniversary.

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Horizon archive collection

Horizon archive collection

Entire episodes chosen to celebrate the show's 50th anniversary, starting from 1964.

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