Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing is a Documentary programme.

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Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing

Dr Hannah Fry tells the story of Ada Lovelace, the daughter of Lord Byron and a scandalous socialite. But when Charles Babbage designed the world's first steam-powered computers, most famously the analytical engine, it was Ada who realised the full potential of these machines.

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

When is Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC Two January 22nd, 2:00pm and on BBC Two Northern Ireland January 22nd, 2:00pm. See more...

Main Cast

Hannah Fry
Nat Sharman
Andrew Thompson