A documentary about the history of the modern computer. Dr Hannah Fry tells the story of the unlikely genius Ada Lovelace who is responsive for creating the blueprint for the modern day computer which has totally transformed the world we live in.
Hannah explores the story of Ada and her work with Charles Babbage the inventor of the worlds first steam powered computer, the Analytical engine. In a Victorian Britain which was a mans world it was a woman who proved to her piers that she could take the concept of the Analytical engine and truly realize its potential. Ada Lovelace is considered to be a true visionary of modern computing and this documentary is the story of her achievements.