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 6

Dara O'Briain examines how maths saves lives. He has comedian Alex Horne on hand to help him.

Further details

One problem that the two funny men have to solve involves four full shot glasses. That sounds like a fun problem to have, but one shot glass contains a deadly poison, and you have to drink three of them. So how do you know which one contains the poison?

Fortunately, you have 2 test tubes which detect the presence of poison and you can take drops of liquid from any shot glass and place them in any test tube. Will Dara and Alex use the test tubes correctly, or will it be a shorter series than we'd planned for?

Broadcast details

Monday 21st May 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

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