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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 4

Brains and brawn go head to head once again as Dara O'Briain presents the light-hearted science show. Taking up Dara's problem-solving challenge here is Andi Osho.

Further details

Dara O'Briain returns for more mathematical mayhem, and this week he is joined by comedian Andi Osho. With no mathematical training at all, Dara and Andi will attempt to solve problems posed by Oxford University professor, Marcus du Sautoy.

The theme for this week's show is that you can't argue with logic and in the first challenge, Marcus challenges Dara and Andi to use logic to re-label some mixed up bottles of wine, without being able to see what they are. We needed a stiff drink after trying to work it out, but Andi manages to figure out what should go where by applying the principles of logic.

More fun experiments include using weights to find a fake coin and working out how many trips in the lift a virgin would have to take to not get killed by a vampire. It sounds like a right pain in the neck, but it's completely logical - honest.

Broadcast details

Monday 7th May 2012
40 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Dara O Briain Host / Presenter
Marcus du Sautoy (as Prof Marcus Du Sautoy) Self
Guest cast
Andi Osho Guest
Graham Benham Self
Innes Lee 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 4 Preview

Clips from the third episode of the show.

Featuring: Dara O Briain, Prof Marcus Du Sautoy, Andi Osho.


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