I was very pleased to announce my new TV series today, loosely based on real events. More details here in the official press release.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Coming to all major streaming services in 2021 will be the exciting new series: “Turning the Tables“.
Exploring the murky corporate world of poorly formatted spreadsheets and nefarious macros each episode of this new series will explore another unique mystery.
When the cells lie empty, who can help the CSV:PI team pivot their investigation?
When things don’t add up, who can you turn to but an experienced solver?
Who else but Leigh Dodds, Consulting Spreadsheet Detective?
This smart, exciting and funny new show throws deductive reasoner Dodds into the mix with Detectives Rose Cortana and Colm Bing part of the crack new CSV:PI squad.
Rose: the gifted hacker. Quick to fire up an IDE, but slow to validate new friends.
Colm: the user researcher. Strong on empathy but with an enigmatic past that hints at time in the cells.
What can we expect from Season 1?
Episode 1: #VALUE!
In his first case, Dodds has to demonstrate his worth to a skeptical Rose and Colm, by fixing a corrupt formula in a startup valuation.
Episode 2: #NAME?
A personal data breach leaves the team in a race against time to protect the innocent. A mysterious informant known as VLOOKUP leaves Dodds a note.
Episode 3: #REF!
A light-hearted episode where Dodds is called in to resolve a mishap with a 5-a-side football team matchmaking spreadsheet. Does he stay between the lines?
Episode 4: #NUM?
A misparsed gene name leads a researcher into recommending the wrong vaccine. It’s up to Dodds to fix the formula.
Episode 5: #NULL!
Sometimes it’s not the spreadsheet that’s broken. Rose and Colm have to educate a researcher on the issue of data bias, while Dodds follow up references to the mysterious Macro corporation.
Episode 6: #DIV/0?
Chasing down an internationalisation issue Dodds, Rose and Colm race around the globe following a trail of error messages. As Dodds gets unexpectedly separated from the CSV:PI team, Rose and Colm unmask the hidden cell containing the mysterious VLOOKUP.
In addition to the six episodes in season one, a special feature length episode will air on National Spreadsheet Day 2021:
Feature Episode: #####
Colm’s past resurfaces. Can he grow enough to let the team see the problem, and help him validate his role in the team?
Having previously only anchored documentaries, like “Around with World with 80,000 Apps” and “Great Data Journeys“, taking on the eponymous role will be Dodds’ first foray into fiction. We’re sure he’ll have enough pizazz to wow even the harshest critics.
“Turning the Tables” will feature music composed by Dan Barrett.