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Alan and Marcus Go Forth and Multiply

Episode 16 of 17

Actor and comedian Alan Davies embarks on a maths odyssey, visiting the fourth dimension and exploring infinity with the help of top mathematician Professor Marcus du Sautoy.

Ever since he was at school, actor and comedian Alan Davies has hated maths. And like many people, he is not much good at it either. But Alan has always had a sneaking suspicion that he was missing out.

So, with the help of top mathematician Professor Marcus du Sautoy, Alan is going to embark on a maths odyssey. Together they visit the fourth dimension, cross the universe and explore the concept of infinity. Along the way, Alan does battle with some of the toughest maths questions of our age.

But did his abilities peak 25 years ago when he got his grade C O-Level? Or will Alan be able to master the most complex maths concept there is?

1 hour

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Alan Davies
Presenter Marcus du Sautoy
Producer Dan Walker
Director Dan Walker
Producer Andrew Cohen

Broadcasts

  • Tue 31 Mar 2009 21:00
  • Wed 1 Apr 2009 21:00
  • Sat 11 Apr 2009 02:15

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