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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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