The Story of One

Terry Jones (of Monty Python’s Flying Circus) goes on a humor-filled journey to recount the amazing tale behind the world’s simplest number.

Using computer graphics, “One” is brought to life, in all his various guises. One’s story reveals how celebrated civilizations in history were achieved, where our modern numbers came from and how the invention of zero changed the world forever; and saved us from having to use Roman numerals today.

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  1. Easily one of the best Docos on this site.

    RIP Terry, you were one of a kind.

  2. whats the name of the song they played on the pots

  3. The best documentary I’ve seen in ages, and I watch a lot of docs!  Amusing, educational, witty….

    It’s as though it was made by actual professionals.  No crappy MTV-like pointless hyper-fast cuts… no looking at newspaper headlines with doofy space ship sound effects…no amateurish animations….
    Just what a documentary should be like.

  4. As always, Terry Jones documentaries are thoroughly edifying.

    I wish that mathematical history were taught in school, it would have vastly improved my comprehension of mathematics.

  5. Bad picture & audio quality. In general the quality is bad in most viedos here on docuheaven, but in this case the film is unwatchable.

    • kpaski, you’re confusing this with porn.  For us normal folks, the quality is fine.  I can see everything I’m shown and hear everything that’s said.

    • But! In general the videos are embedded from other sources. The content is more important than audio and video. It is in sync so I am happy.

  6. As Terry Jones is not American the description should be: ” … goes on a humoUr-filled journey …”

    • Make that “humour-fiwed”.  Mr. Jones has that charming accent some Brits have where they don’t pronounce “L’s” properly.  I assume it has to do with what part of the UK he’s from.
      I say “charming” so y’all know it’s not meant to be an insult….Great documentary!