The Story of Maths

The BEST episodes of The Story of Maths

Every episode of The Story of Maths ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The Story of Maths!

The history of mathematics from ancient times to the present day. Narrated by Oxford mathematics professor Marcus du Sautoy, the series covers the seminal moments and people in the development of maths.

Last Updated: 6/3/2022Network: BBC Four
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The Language of the Universe
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8.04
26 votes

#1 - The Language of the Universe

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/6/2008

In this opening programme Marcus du Sautoy looks at how important and fundamental mathematics is to our lives before looking at the mathematics of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Greece.

Directors: Karen McGann
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The Genius of the East
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7.39
18 votes

#2 - The Genius of the East

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/13/2008

A look at the rise of mathematics in the East, as the West entered the Dark Ages.

Directors: Karen McGann
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The Frontiers of Space
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7.36
44 votes

#3 - The Frontiers of Space

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/20/2008

How Europe took over as the world's mathematical powerhouse by the 17th century.

Directors: Karen McGann
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To Infinity and Beyond
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7.12
43 votes

#4 - To Infinity and Beyond

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/27/2008

Marcus du Sautoy examines unsolved problems that confronted 20th-century mathematicians.

Directors: Karen McGann
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