Dara O Briain: School Of Hard Sums. Dara O Briain.

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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