Prediction

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Episode 3 of 3

Duration: 1 hour

Marcus du Sautoy continues his exploration of the hidden numerical code that underpins all nature. This time it's the strange world of what happens next. Professor du Sautoy's odyssey starts with the lunar eclipse - once thought supernatural, now routinely predicted through the power of the code. But more intriguing is what the code can say about our future.

Along the path to enlightenment, Marcus overturns the lemming's suicidal reputation, avoids being crushed to death, reveals how to catch a serial killer and discovers that the answer to life the universe and everything isn't 42 after all - it's 1.15.

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Credits

Presenter
Marcus du Sautoy
Presenter
Marcus du Sautoy
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
Director
Stephen Cooter
Director
Michael Lachmann

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