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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 3

Dara O'Briain takes a witty look at how maths underpins everything around us. Dara takes on comic Jason Byrne in a problem-solving challenge.

Further details

Dara O'Briain is back trying to solve the problems that Oxford University maths professor, Marcus du Sautoy, throws at him.

Helping him this week is comedian, Jason Byrne, and the theme of the show is to demonstrate how maths can stop you getting screwed. Literally, not physically...

Problems include figuring out how many bankers it takes to unlock a vault if no two bankers can open the vault, but any three can. Can Jason teach a bunch of bankers the safest way to look after their money?

There's also a game of "chilli roulette", in which Jason must take it in turns with Marcus to eat either one, two, or three chocolates, but with both of them trying not being left with a spicy chilli to eat at the end. It's a bit of a mouthful, but never let it be said maths isn't hot stuff.

Broadcast details

Monday 30th April 2012
40 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Dara O Briain Host / Presenter
    Marcus du Sautoy (as Prof Marcus Du Sautoy) Self
    Guest cast
    Jason Byrne Guest
    Adam Townsend Self
    Rosemary Ware 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 3 Preview

    Jason Byrne is the guest on the third episode of the show.

    Featuring: Dara O Briain, Prof Marcus Du Sautoy, Jason Byrne.


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