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 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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