WHEN WILL it end? This was pretty decent fare, actually, and the nearest you got to Johnny Ball in school hours. A veritable pot pourri of mathematical animations and sketches, including a square (the pipes of CHARLES “WORDY” COLLINGWOOD) talking to a circle, a character called Des Cartes, and of course the DOCTOR HOW? mini-series wherein serial moonlighter TONY HUGHES dressed up as Tom Baker and “solved” various maths-related phenomena, eg. an invisible boundary line in a park which makes portions of paper plates disappear, or when the laws of probability get all fucked up and when they (for instance) cut up a newspaper and read words at random, a la David Bowie, it still made perfect sense (pas a la David Bowie). Written by David Taft and David Roseveare (thanks, by the way, to the former, for popping up in our comments and politely telling us so).