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Dara O Briain: School Of Hard Sums

Dave comedy about maths. 24 episodes (3 series), 2012 - 2014. Stars Dara O Briain and Marcus du Sautoy.

Series 1, Episode 2

Dara O'Briain continues on his journey into the realms of pure logic. Once again he's helped by Oxford University maths professor Marcus du Sautoy and is joined by comedy guest Alex Horne.

Further details

This week, the team uses maths, physics, chemistry, logic and all those hidden mechanics of the world we don't see to solve problems that have the theme of 'location, location, maths'.

So... there are three houses and three utilities, and the team must draw a line from each house to each utility without crossing the lines.

Then there's the question of how do you connect four cowsheds in each corner of a field that need to be connected without laying paths?

If that wasn't enough, they're faced with a toughie - a student has been on a serious night out on the town and has found that his 13 mates have stolen his 13 items of clothing. They're split across five different locations, so where's the best meeting place that keeps the combined distance travelled by all his mates to an absolute minimum?

Broadcast details

Monday 23rd April 2012
40 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Dara O Briain Host / Presenter
Marcus du Sautoy (as Prof Marcus Du Sautoy) Self
Guest cast
Alex Horne Guest
Thomas Crawford Self
Samiha Ismail Self
Writing team
Sarah Morgan Writer
Ged Parsons Writer
George Sawyer Writer
Colin Swash Writer
Production team
Mike Bradley Director
Samuel Wilkinson Director
Richard Valentine Director
Sean Miller Series Producer
Mike Bradley Producer
Samuel Wilkinson Producer
Helen Younger Producer
Richard Watsham Executive Producer
Katherine Parsons Executive Producer
Phil Morrow Executive Producer
Simon Hornbrook Editor
Malcolm Finch Editor
Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
Marc Sylvan Composer


Episode 2 Preview

Alex Horne joins Dara O'Briain and Marcus du Sautoy for the second episode of the maths-based show.

Featuring: Dara O Briain, Prof Marcus Du Sautoy, Alex Horne.


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