Dara O'Briain: School of Hard Sums

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Original run: 16 Apr 2012 – …

Country of origin: UK

Genre: Discovery/Science

Network: Dave UK

Watched by: 29 of 690 881 0%

Total running time: 17 hours 12 minutes

Episode duration: 43 minutes

IMDB rating: 7.8 of 10 69

MyShows rating: 3.56 of 5 9


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.

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