‘Engaging and insightful’: That’s how Miranda Sawyer described BBC Radio 4’s week-long series of 15 minute documentaries, Codes That Changed The World, in The Guardian’s review of the week’s radio. In the series, we talk about FORTRAN, COBOL, Basic, Java and ‘Babel’.

But before you turn that dial, what we really talk about in the series is how computing has transformed science, business, the living room and, well, the world. Fact fans will be thrilled to hear so many women in the programme – as coders.

Producer Peter McManus and Researcher Elizabeth Ann Duffy and I are delighted with the incredible response!

You can listen to all five episodes – a total of 1 hour 15 minutes – here, or