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6 October 2008 (UK) See more »
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Four-part series of documentaries about the history of mathematics presented by Oxford professor Marcus du Sautoy.
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Cast

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Marcus du Sautoy ... Himself - Presenter (4 episodes, 2008)

Series Directed by
David Berry (1 episode, 2008)
Robin Dashwood (1 episode, 2008)
Karen McGann (1 episode, 2008)
 
Series Writing credits
Marcus du Sautoy (4 episodes, 2008)

Series Produced by
Kim Duke .... series producer (3 episodes, 2008)
Catherine McCarthy .... executive producer (3 episodes, 2008)
David Okuefuna .... executive producer (3 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Cinematography by
Justin Evans (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Film Editing by
Susan Brand (1 episode, 2008)
Elliot McCaffrey (1 episode, 2008)
Dominic Staveacre (1 episode, 2008)
 
Series Production Management
Sue Davies .... production manager (3 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Art Department
Charles Gatward .... graphic designer (3 episodes, 2008)
Alexandra Brown .... graphic designer (2 episodes, 2008)
Matthew Finney .... graphic designer (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Sound Department
Daniel Brooks .... sound recordist / additional sound (4 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jonathan Callery .... camera (1 episode, 2008)
Brian Dowley .... camera (1 episode, 2008)
Justin Evans .... camera (1 episode, 2008)
Malcolm Hicks .... camera (1 episode, 2008)
Richard Numeroff .... camera (1 episode, 2008)
 
Series Editorial Department
Dominic Staveacre .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Other crew
June Barrow-Green .... academic consultant (3 episodes, 2008)
Dominic Bolton .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2008)
Jeremy Gray .... academic consultant (3 episodes, 2008)
Miriam Morais .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2008)
Deby Pinnock .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2008)
Robin Wilson .... academic consultant (2 episodes, 2008)
 

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1 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
good for them (west), 21 February 2016
Author: nidhi-chopra from Delhi, India

Hard to watch. Math, science, economics - west's RIGHTS and advancements in these areas, they never recognize Indian degrees. After watching this series I found out that syllabus we had school and college is century old (pre world war). It is taught in a very boring way esp higher education. But what really happened after those wars and freedoms - instruments, gadgets... practically from West? In curriculum they add physics (to confuse students) and computer science (to make it look modern and justified). Computer science, mathematics, education and subjects with high element of social sciences - thus have to be local. That is why I still don't understand, have our needs changed or are we changing them according to what is available! This series' worst part is they way Indian mathematics is shortened - Vedic Mathematics is perhaps not yet popular, rarely understood. Jantar Mantar part was good. I felt that segment on India has not been presented well. But no doubt - no good books to study vedic math and computer math without a teacher.

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