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Behind the scenes helpers

Behind-the-scenes help was given by Chris Roberts (). The YouTube chat was moderated by Hannah Gostling (), Gill Kiernan, Paddy Moore (), Sam Hartburn (, , ), Sophie Maclean (, , C), and Sydney Weaver (, ).

Show schedule

You can click the title of each segment to view to the recording of the stream from the start of that segment.

2022-9-28 19:0 (BST): The show starts

Show organisers Ben Sparks (, ), Katie Steckles (, , , , A, B), Kevin Houston (, , ), Matthew Scroggs (, , , , C), Samantha Durbin (, ), and Sophie Maclean (, , C) welcome everyone to the show.

After the introduction, Matthew Scroggs (, , , , C) stayed on the stream to take us through the next section of the show.

2022-9-28 19:30 (BST): James Grime

James Grime (, , ) plays some games against a book.

2022-9-28 20:0 (BST): Simon Singh’s House of Games

Host Simon Singh (, ) leads contestants Alison Clarke (), James Tuite, Kevin Houston (, , ), and Samantha Durbin (, ) through a series of entertaining mathematical quiz games.

The music and graphics for this show were created by Katie Steckles (, , , , A, B) and Tim Ward. The prizes were created by Lisa Mather at Qwirkshop (, ). The questions were written by Katie Steckles (, , , , A, B), Matthew Scroggs (, , , , C), Paul Taylor (, B), and Simon Singh (, ).

2022-9-28 21:0 (BST): Math Games with Bad Drawings

Host Ben Orlin (, ) challenges Ayliean MacDonald (, , ), Ningning Yang, Rasitha Maddage, and Samuel Hansen (, ) to play a series of games taken from his book Math Games with Bad Drawings.

2022-9-28 22:0 (BST): Simply Connect(ed)

Host Katie Steckles (, , , , A, B) asks four rounds of questions about sets and sequences of connected items to veteran Only Connect contestants Andrew Gyford, James O’Driscoll, Rob Butlin, Stu Hern (), and Tim Robinson, and Only Connect question setter Wei-Hwa Huang in this challenging quiz.

The music for this show was created by Katie Steckles (, , , , A, B), The questions were written by Katie Steckles (, , , , A, B), Matthew Scroggs (, , , , C), and Paul Taylor (, B).

After this show, Ben Sparks (, ) joined the stream to take us through the next section of the show.

2022-9-28 23:0 (BST): Zoe Griffiths

Zoe Griffiths (, ) introduces the audience to the game Penny Ante, and challenges them all to a game.

2022-9-28 23:30 (BST): Alex Bolton

Alex Bolton () works out what the longest possible game of Chess is.

2022-9-29 0:0 (BST): Numberwang

Host Katie Steckles (, , , , A, B) challenges contestants Alex Bolton (), Bea Taylor (C), Jonathan Pain, and TD Dang (, C) to an episode of the maths quiz that simply everyone is talking about.

The music for this show was created by Matthew Scroggs (, , , , C). The graphics were created by Katie Steckles (, , , , A, B), The questions were written by Katie Steckles (, , , , A, B),

After this show, Lyra Cromwell joined the stream to take us through the next section of the show.

2022-9-29 1:0 (BST): Tom Crawford

Tom Crawford (, , ) works out how to take a perfect penalty kick.

2022-9-29 1:30 (BST): Katie Steckles and Matthew Scroggs

Katie Steckles (, , , , A, B) and Matthew Scroggs (, , , , C) talk about Pac-Man.

2022-9-29 2:0 (BST): Sydney Weaver’s Game Show Hour

Host Sydney Weaver (, ) plays Family Feud (Math Edition) and The Price is Right (Math Edition) with contestants April Uzdavinis, Ellen Jolley (C), Lyra Cromwell, Tilly Pitt, William C Laursen, and Yudhi Bunjamin.

The questions for these shows were written by Sydney Weaver (, ). The introductory animations were created by Katie Steckles (, , , , A, B),

After this show, Sydney Weaver (, ) stayed on the stream to take us through the next section of the show.

2022-9-29 3:0 (BST): Sophie Maclean

Sophie Maclean (, , C) looks at the maths involved in the game Mafia.

2022-9-29 3:30 (BST): Tom Edgar

Tom Edgar (, , ) plays the game Lights Out, and talks about some interesting generalisations.

2022-9-29 4:0 (BST): Have I Got Maths For You

Host Tom Crawford (, , ) is joined by Ash Frankland (, ), Callum Ilkiw (), Max Hughes, and Nicole Cozens () to take a satirical look at the world of mathematics.

The questions for this show were written by Goran Newsum (, ), Katie Steckles (, , , , A, B), Matthew Scroggs (, , , , C), and Sophie Maclean (, , C). Editing was done by Chris Maclean and Sophie Maclean (, , C).

After this show, Katie Steckles (, , , , A, B) joined the stream to take us through the next section of the show.

2022-9-29 5:0 (BST): Gord!

Gord! (, ) takes a look at board game memes throughout history with Katie Steckles (, , , , A, B) and Zaak Robichaud.

2022-9-29 5:30 (BST): Adam Atkinson

Adam Atkinson talks about three games he was shown in Lyon a few years ago. The first two are unremarkable, but combine to form an unsolved problem (as far as he knows).

2022-9-29 6:0 (BST): Guess Who

Sophie Maclean (, , C) is joined by Emily Beatty, George Clements, Rachel Thomas, Matt Almond, Rosie, Sam Hartburn (, , ), and amateur mathematical historian Noel-Ann Bradshaw () to play a game of Guess Who with some interesting mathematicians from throughout history.

The game board for this show was created by Christian Lawson-Perfect (, , A). The introductory animation was created by Katie Steckles (, , , , A, B).

2022-9-29 7:0 (BST): Just a Mathematical Minute

Hosts Zoe Griffiths (, ) and Ben Sparks (, ), challenge Alex Bolton (), Belgin Seymenoğlu (, C), Catriona Agg (), and James Wilson to talk about mathematical topics for 60 seconds without repetition, hesisation or deviation.

The music for this show was created by Katie Steckles (, , , , A, B), The blackboard drawing was created by Lauren Hockenhull at ICMS ().

After this show, Fran Watson () joined the stream to take us through the next section of the show.

2022-9-29 8:0 (BST): Colin Wright

Colin Wright (, , ) explores the maths underlying the game Nim.

2022-9-29 8:30 (BST): Tony Mann

Tony Mann (, , ) plays Hypergame.

2022-9-29 9:0 (BST): Blockbusters of Interesting Maths

Host Christian Lawson-Perfect (, , A) challenges contestants Alex Corner (, ), Colin Wright (, , ), and Katie Steckles (, , , , A, B) to cross the board by presenting interesting pieces of mathematics.

The music and introductory animation for this show were created by Ayliean MacDonald (, , ). The game board for this show was created by Christian Lawson-Perfect (, , A).

After this show, joined the stream to take us through the next section of the show.

2022-9-29 10:0 (BST): Mats Vermeeren

Mats Vermeeren (, , ) investigates a variant of the Game of Life with Alex Corner (, ).

2022-9-29 10:30 (BST): The Unbelievable Proof

Hosted by Matthew Scroggs (, , , , C). Contestants Alison Kiddle (, ), Cath Brown (), Catriona Agg (), and Sam Holloway (), present short lectures that are entirely false except for five hidden facts, while other contestants attempt to identify the facts.

The lectures were written by Matthew Scroggs (, , , , C), Alison Clarke (), Katie Steckles (, , , , A, B), and the contestants.

The music for this show was created by Matthew Scroggs (, , , , C).

2022-9-29 11:0 (BST): Countdown

Host Goran Newsum (, ) is joined by Countdown champion Junaid Mubeen (), and contestants Andrew Smyth (, ), Belgin Seymenoğlu (, C), Karrie Liu (, ), and Sydney Weaver (, ) for some numbers and letters rounds against the clock.

The music for this show was created by Ben Sparks (, ). The introductory animation and the clock animation were created by Becky Warren (, , ).

2022-9-29 12:0 (BST): Dungeons & Dragons

Dungeon master Max Hughes guides Dagmar der Weduwen (, ), Jimi Jibodu, Kat Phillips (, , ), and Sam Langford (, ) through a live mathematical adventure.

The graphics for this show were created by the team behind Science & Sorcery (, ).

2022-9-29 13:0 (BST): Maths Art Challenge

Hana Ayoob (, , ) challenges Craig Poku (), Kyle D Evans (, ), Scary Boots (, , ), Sohang Tang, and the entire audience to create some mathematical art.

The graphics for this show were created by Hana Ayoob (, , ). The music was created by Matthew Scroggs (, , , , C). The introductory animations were created by Katie Steckles (, , , , A, B).

After this show, Katie Steckles (, , , , A, B) joined the stream to take us through the next section of the show.

2022-9-29 14:0 (BST): Peter Rowlett and Alex Corner

Peter Rowlett (, , , A) and Alex Corner (, ) take a look at some games that you don’t realise that you’re not playing.

2022-9-29 14:30 (BST): Tiago Hirth

Tiago Hirth introduces a game on an 8 by 8 board, and challenges Alex Bolton () and Mats Vermeeren (, , ) to play it.

2022-9-29 15:0 (BST): MathsCity Games Tournament

Kevin Houston (, , ) reports live from MathsCity (), the hands-on maths discovery centre in Leeds. During this segment, Katie Chicot (), Daniel Williams, and Merin Joseph demonstrated many of the activities at MathsCity.

2022-9-29 16:0 (BST): Set

Cathy Hsu () and Jonah Ostroff demonstrate the card game SET and investigate some variants of it that can be played. Amy Mather, Belgin Seymenoğlu (, C), and TD Dang (, C) challenge the audience to a SET tournament.

2022-9-29 17:0 (BST): Jeopardy!

It’s the segment of the show where hosts Adam Townsend (, , C) and Matthew Scroggs (, , , , C) present the answers and ask contestants Alex Bolton (), Goran Newsum (, ), Rachel Thomas, and Sydney Weaver (, ) what the question was.

The music for this show was created by Sam Hartburn (, , ). The introductory animations were created by Katie Steckles (, , , , A, B).

The music for this show was created by Sam Hartburn (, , ).

2022-9-29 18:0 (BST): Taskmathster

A mathematical version of the television show Taskmaster, featuring Ben Sparks (, ), Katie Steckles (, , , , A, B), Kevin Houston (, , ), Matthew Scroggs (, , , , C), Sophie Maclean (, , C), and many others.

The music for this show were created by Iain Houston, The tasks were set by Kevin Houston (, , ), Katie Steckles (, , , , A, B), and Matthew Scroggs (, , , , C). The tasks were completed by Boyuan, Chloe, Jonny, and Raphael in Leeds; and our viewers at home. Production was done by Kevin Houston (, , ), Merin Joseph, Richard Elwes, and Ruth Holland. The graphics were created by Katie Steckles (, , , , A, B).

2022-9-29 19:0 (BST): The show ends