The Code (3 x 60′) – Professor Marcus du Sautoy goes in search of a mysterious code: the numbers, shapes and patterns that govern our world. From the delicate architecture of our veins and arteries to the startling beauty of the night sky, bizarre numbers are everywhere. The Code is the language of existence that explains all before it – from the motion of the planets to the perfect synchronisation of vast flocks of birds.
Marcus shows how the same code that dictates the structure of the Giant’s Causeway is linked to soap bubbles and cutting-edge architecture, and he explains how the hyper-real animations in films such as Up can unmask a Jackson Pollock fake. The code connects all things – you’ll never see the world in the same way again.
Producer: BBC Productions
TX: Summer / Autumn 2011