Calculating Ada
Available on Prime Video, BBC Select
Ada Lovelace was a most unlikely computer pioneer. Born in the early 19th century, this daughter of romantic poet Lord Byron was a scandalous socialite who became known as the 'enchantress of numbers’. Dr Hannah Fry tells the enthralling tale of a life infused with brilliance, but blighted by illness and gambling addiction. How did this aristocratic countess become a prophet of the digital age?