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Duration: 1 hour

Featuring the voices of Greg McHugh and Lucy Montgomery, this is an informative and amusing look at the development of mathematical knowledge. The guides are 'human man' Alan and Praxis the robot. They take viewers back through time to visit Stone Age mathematicians, the Bond-villainesque Pythagoras and even to Mount Olympus where Jupiter is getting to grips with Roman numerals. It's the history of maths - approximately.

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Thu 10 May 2012 05:00 BBC Two


Greg McHugh
Lucy Montgomery


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