Maths Mansion




"Bad Man" (Chris Jarvis)


"Sad Man" (er, Chris Jarvis again)


Open Mind Productions for Channel 4, 19 September 2001 to 26 March 2003 (40 episodes in 4 series)


A 4Learning show designed to teach mathematics. Leather-clad panto villain "Bad Man" has locked up a bunch of kids in a mansion and forces them to play maths games in order to earn their release, because in the Maths Mansion, "there's no leaving without learning". The games are mostly fairly rudimentary computer games, but the show is considerably enlivened by Chris Jarvis' dual performance as the villain/host "Bad Man" and ineffectual maths geek "Sad Man".


Chris Ellis

Theme music

Liz Kitchen and Francis Hoines

Web links

Broadcast for Schools entry


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