Dara OBriain: School of Hard Sums

Dara OBriain: School of Hard Sums
“Dara O Briain: School Of Hard Sums” is based on the Emmy Award-nominated Japanese comedy-panel format Comaneci University Mathematics. The show is hosted by Dara O’Briain. The brainbox Irish comedian and broadcaster studied maths and theoretical physics at University College, Dublin and now he’s on a mission to use all his knowledge and intuition to solve some very tasty real-world brainteasers and conundrums. Dara (alongside Oxford University maths professor Marcus du Sautoy) uses maths, physics, chemistry, logic and all those hidden mechanics of the world we don’t see or are too distracted by football to notice to solve problems. Each episode in this eight-part series is themed and Dara, along with comedy guests like David O’Doherty, Andi Osho, Alex Horne, Simon Evans and Jason Byrne, dissect each conundrum and find out guaranteed ways to solve them. Dara Ó Briain: School of Hard Sums is a British comedy game show about the subject of mathematics and it is based on the Japanese show Comaneci University Mathematics. The programme is broadcast on Dave and is presented by Dara Ó Briain and starred Marcus du Sautoy. Each episode was themed and Ó Briain, along with a guest or guests, attempted to solve various conundrums set by du Sautoy. At the end of each episode, Ó Briain sets homework questions for viewers; the answers can be checked on the show's website.

Most Recent Episode: Dara OBriain: School of Hard Sums Episode 8: (Air Date: 6/4/2012)

Premiere Date: April 16, 2012
Casts: Dara Ó Briain, Marcus du Sautoy
Air Time: 3:00 PM
Country: GB
Air Day: Monday
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