TV programmes with a learning focus 16 - 21 January
BBC Four Wednesday, 23.30 - 00.30
A documentary focusing on how modern life has been taken over by mathematical algorithms. Learn how the algorithms are the secret to the digital world, where algorithms came from, how they work and what they might be able to do in the future. Mathematician, Marcus du Sautoy demystifies the hidden world of the algorithms by showing some of the most essential algorithms.
RTÉ One Friday , 16.30 - 17.40
On January 20th 2017, the eyes of the world will be on Donald Trump as he takes the oath of office and is sworn in as America’s 45th president. Coverage from Washington, DC.
BBC Two Saturday, 12.00- 13.00
Chinese New Year is approaching, 28th January 2017 - the year of the rooster. This documentary will enlighten viewers about the Chinese western frontier of Yunnan and Kashgar. Presenters Ken Hom and Ching-He Huang will learn the culture and cuisines of China along with how the communities are trying to keep their traditions alive.
TG4 Sunday , 19.30 - 20.30
The second of a two part documentary. Surviving Irish veterans reveal how they managed to hold out against superior forces besieging them at Jadotville due to the dispositions of their leader, Comdt. Pat Quinlan. Despite many instances of bravery no medals were ever awarded.
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