Dara O Briain: School Of Hard Sums
Mo Dara, mo problems – yep, the Mock the Week star is back for a new and exclusive second series of the show that tackles real-world brainteasers and conundrums, Wednesdays at 8pm from Wed 1st May.
Following the huge success of series one of Dara O Briain: School of Hard Sums, the award-winning stand-up (as well as maths and theoretical physics graduate, don’t-you-know) returns with the show that sets out to demystify maths, explain the laws and theories that make our world go round and, most importantly, solve every-day problems with them.
Dara is joined each week by Oxford University maths professor Marcus du Sautoy and a whole host of comedy guests including Andrew Maxwell, Mark Watson, David O'Doherty, Miles Jupp, Alex Horne, Josie Long and Stephen Mangan to decipher and dissect a bunch of perplexing puzzles using maths, physics, chemistry, logic and all those hidden mechanics of the world we don’t see or are too distracted by football to notice.
When is it on?
Dara O Briain: School of Hard Sums is next on at 10:40 pm on Thursday, 23rd May on Dave.
04: (Miles Jupp & Stephen Mangan)
New. Brainbox comedian Dara O Briain teams up with Oxford professor Marcus du Sautoy to make maths interesting! Solving conundrums here are guests Miles Jupp and Stephen Mangan.
- On at 10:40 pm on Thursday, 23rd May on Dave
- On at 11:40 pm on Thursday, 23rd May on Dave Ja Vu
- On at 8:00 pm on Saturday, 25th May on Dave
- On at 9:00 pm on Saturday, 25th May on Dave Ja Vu
- On at 10:40 pm on Sunday, 26th May on Dave
- On at 11:40 pm on Sunday, 26th May on Dave Ja Vu
05: (Andrew Maxwell & Marcus Brigstocke)
New. Maths plus comedy equals positive fun! Andrew Maxwell and Marcus Brigstocke join clever clogs Dara O Briain and professor Marcus du Sautoy for more practical number-crunching.
- On at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, 29th May on Dave
- On at 9:00 pm on Wednesday, 29th May on Dave Ja Vu
Think you can unravel the baffling brainteasers that Dara set you in the show?
Solve eight puzzling problems and you could win an iPad mini and a £50 iTunes voucher.
We spoke to co-host Marcus du Sautoy to find out how the show is made.
With two top comedians in each episode there'll be mirth amongst the maths.
From IQ tests to sporting sums and code cracking.
Fancy a real challenge? Take these tough teasers.