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Dara Ó Briain: School of Hard Sums

The stand-up comic and celebrity rationalist probably gets as close here as TV can to making maths fun. Fellow egghead Professor Marcus du Sautoy sets Ó Briain a series of puzzles couched in accessible, practical terms, but which get progressively harder and need real sums to answer. Maths graduate Ó Briain squeaks out attempted solutions, often rather impressively, on a Waking the Dead-style glass board. Joining him is the obligatory weekly comedian guest – David O'Doherty tonight – cast in the role you're probably playing at home: shouting answers that might, if you're lucky, be half-right.

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom Dave (2012 - 2014)
Schedule: Mondays at 20:00 (40 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Game Show
Episodes ordered: 8 episodes

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Episode NameAirdateTrailer
3x08: Maths of Sport: Maths of the DayApr 22, 2014
3x07: The Prime of Your Life: The Maths of Old AgeApr 15, 2014
3x06: The Maths of Balls: Lets Get SphericalApr 8, 2014
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