Numbers

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Episode 1 of 3

Duration: 1 hour

Marcus du Sautoy reveals a hidden numerical code that underpins all nature. A code that has the power to explain everything, from the numbers and shapes we see all around us to the rules that govern our own lives. In this first episode, Marcus reveals how significant numbers apear throughout the natural world. They're part of a hidden mathematical world that contains the rules that govern everything on our planet and beyond.

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Credits

Presenter
Marcus du Sautoy
Presenter
Marcus du Sautoy
Producer
Stephen Cooter
Director
Stephen Cooter
Series Producer
Peter Leonard
Series Producer
Peter Leonard
Executive Producer
Sacha Baveystock
Executive Producer
Sacha Baveystock

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