A selection of programmes looking at the quirky side of maths
Tom Sutcliffe with Cedric Villani, Vicky Neale, Zia Haider Rahman and Morgan Matthews.
Andrew Dilnot charts the history of the British state through its numbers.
Magician Jolyon Jenkins investigates the links between numbers and illusion.
Rock-star mathematician Cédric Villani's magical mystery tour through the world of maths
Professor Jo Boaler believes there is a crisis in maths education.
Alex Bellos visits Japan to discover why Asian cultures seem so much better at maths.
Six is often treated as 2x3, but has many characteristics of its own.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss mathematical randomness and pseudorandomness.
The sphere's perfect form is the most economical shape for containing matter.
Tim Harford examines the maths of terror surveillance, and kidney donations.
Alex Bellos looks at the science behind learning maths and if school lessons reflect this.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the mathematician Kurt Godel and his work.
Are 7 shuffles sufficient to achieve a good degree of randomness in a deck of 52 cards?
Melvyn Bragg examines the number between 1 and -1, once denounced as the devil's work.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss imaginary numbers.
Georg Cantor defined infinity as the size of the never-ending list of counting numbers.
The bagel is not just a good shape for baking. It's also good for office complexes.
Andrew Dilnot presents an innovative use of sound to bring numbers home to the senses.
Why isn't the cube form used more often? And what does it look like in four dimensions?
Strangely, 'nothing' had to be invented, and then it took thousands of years to catch on.
The Pyramid: a classic shape to bury Pharoahs and an influence on modern designers.
From globular cartoon characters to curvy cars, the blob has always been around.
Marcus du Sautoy argues that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.