Solve The Code and find a real-life treasure! The Code is a three-part TV series about maths in the world around us, presented by Marcus du Sautoy. Why do bees make hexagonal honeycomb? Who is in charge of the flight of a flock of swallows? How can dozens of wrong answers make a correct one? Join Marcus on an exciting journey to discover The Code!
Where to Watch The Code
Below you'll find every episode from all 2 season of The Code.
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Season 1Netflix | AcornTV | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Jul 27, 2011
Numbers What do the proportions of Chartres Cathedral share with the life cycle of the cicada, with how we hear sound, and with the intricately designed nautilus shell? Du Sautoy investigates their sacred numbers and the power of pi.
S01 E02Aug 3, 2011
Shapes During his trip to the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland, Professor du Sautoy finds a fundamental truth about the universe written into the rocks. A hidden geometric force underpins all nature, from the structure of honeycombs to Pixar movies.
S01 E03Aug 10, 2011
Prediction While so much of life appears random, Du Sautoy shows how it is really governed by the code of chaos, in which small variations can cause vastly different outcomes, often referred to as the "butterfly effect."
S01 E04Oct 12, 2014
Episode 4 As Ned uncovers more of the conspiracy with help from Sophie and Alex, Jesse grows ever closer to cracking the code on the Physanto files. When Hani refuses to cooperate with the cybersecurity unit, the government threatens to deport her immigrant family.
S01 E05Oct 19, 2014
Episode 5 After striking a deal with the government for Jesse's freedom, Ned agrees to keep all he's learned about Physanto a secret. But that may change when a crazed Andy King, frantic to save his faltering black-market deal, tracks down Hani and takes her hostage.
Season 2AcornTV | Rent or Buy
S02 E01Sep 1, 2016
Episode 1 Jesse and Ned are confronted with the possibility of being extradited to the US to face serious charges for their actions months earlier. Fortunately for the brothers, Australian National Security is sitting on a case they cannot crack, and Jesse might have the skills they need.
S02 E02Sep 8, 2016
Episode 2 Jesse and Hani are kidnapped by Roth and disappear into the jungles of West Papua. But Roth offers them a deal: if Jesse unlocks a heavily encrypted file, Roth will release them. Hoping this will buy them time to find the data the authorities need to save Callum, Jesse reluctantly agrees.
S02 E03Sep 15, 2016
Episode 3 Jesse and Roth form an unlikely alliance to liberate a Papua Independence leader from false imprisonment and find Callum before it is too late. Frantic for news of his missing brother, Ned contacts an undercover photojournalist to help locate Jesse.
S02 E04Sep 22, 2016
Episode 4 Ned and Jesse are on the run after extradition warrants are served. They return to West Papua, where Jesse must lie to Roth in order to save himself and Hani's father. As Jesse works to decrypt the files, political tensions run high, and a protest turns ugly.
S02 E05Sep 29, 2016
Episode 5 Meg, Ned, and Roth take a fatally wounded protestor to the mine in hopes of receiving medical attention. Jesse is torn between genuine concern for Roth and the need to salvage his own future. Ned and Meg try to identify the person responsible for the original attack on Roth and his colleagues.