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About Dara O Briain: School of Hard Sums
About Dara O Briain: School of Hard Sums

The Irish comedian is on a mission to solve some real-world brainteasers and conundrums.

Behind the scenes of Dara's School of Hard Sums
Behind the scenes of School of Hard Sums

Dara O Briain's brainy sidekick, Marcus du Sautoy, reveals how the show is made.

Marcus du Sautoy profile
Marcus du Sautoy profile

Every field has its TV champion - for maths it's Marcus.

Dara O Briain interview
Dara O Briain interview

Suavely suited and booted, Dara O Briain's tongue is as sharp as a jagged razor blade.

Red Dwarf: Back to Earth
Red Dwarf: Back to Earth

Our Back to Earth gallery is literally out of this world! Literally! (Not literally).

Top Gear Gallery
Top Gear Gallery

Feast your eyes on the Top Gear trio - Hamster Hammond, Cutting Clarkson and Captain Slow.

That Mitchell and Webb Look
That Mitchell and Webb Look

From tramp detectives to impossibly difficult maths quizzes, my my.

Ray Mears
Ray Mears

He's a survival god - catch some wild shots of Mr Mears.

Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry

Mr Fry's work has been prolific - now gaze in wonder at some of his many guises.

Have I Got Guest Presenters for You
Have I Got Guest Presenters for You

Since the departure of Angus Deayton, HIGNFY has had some big names trying to keep order.

Never Mind the Buzzcocks
Never Mind the Buzzcocks

Music makes the people quiz together. Fingers on the buzzer for some pics of the pops.

Carpool Gallery
Previous Guests

What do you do if the guests won't come to you? Pick them up, that's what.

Red Dwarf X
Red Dwarf X

The boys made a welcome return to Dave with the tenth series, check out the pics.

QI
QI

And now it's time... for the Quite Interesting gallery.

Red Bull Cliff Diving Gallery
Red Bull Cliff Diving Gallery

Have a look at some of the death defying jumps from Red Bull Cliff Diving.

Top 10 Top Gear Controversies
Top 10 Top Gear Controversies

Here's a little rundown of some of the people which have fallen foul of edgy humour.

Top 10 Alan Partridge Quotes
Top 10 Alan Partridge Quotes

One man's every syllable brings us more joy than Cheryl Cole's glossy hair. Take a bow.

Top 10 Little Britain Characters
Top 10 Little Britain Characters

How better to celebrate our nation than by picking our favourite 10 Little Britons?

Top 10 Moments of Back to Earth
Top 10 Moments of Back to Earth

It's the ten best bits from the Red Dwarf earth adventure...

Top 10 Moments of Red Dwarf X
Top 10 Moments of Red Dwarf X

Top 10 Moments of Red Dwarf X

Top 10 Rimmer Disses
Top 10 Rimmer Disses

Smeghead! Rimmer's always the butt of the jokes on Red Dwarf. Have a look at our Top 10!

Top 10 things you didn't know about Red Dwarf
Top 10 things you didn't know about Red Dwarf

Top 10 things you didn't know about Red Dwarf, some funky facts here.

Top 10 weirdest finds on Storage Hunters
Top 10 weirdest finds on Storage Hunters

These are the top 10 weirdest finds on storage hunters, some people really are weird...

Top 10 Worst Dragon's Den Pitches
Top 10 Worst Dragon's Den Pitches

10 of the worst Dragon's Den pitches... Ever!

Top 10 times they got it wrong on QI
Top 10 times they got it wrong on QI

Sometimes the QI smarty-pants aren't always right! Here's our top 10.

Meet the characters from Problems
Meet the characters from Problems

Meet the lovable odd bods that make up Australia's most surreal comedy sketch show.

Top 10 Most Inflated Egos
Top 10 Most Inflated Egos

Nicklas Bendtner sparked our interest in the egomaniacs of the world... Here's our top 10.

Top 10 Surreal Comedies
Top 10 Surreal Comedies

There's just no logic...

Meet Danny MacAskill (BMX super dude)
Meet Danny MacAskill (BMX super dude)

See the flying Scotsman in action and find out more about the fearless dare devil.

Top 10 Stupid Laws
Top 10 Stupid Laws

As two Moroccan teenagers face jail for a kiss, Dave looks the world's stupidest laws.

Suits: Top 10 Harvey Specter quotes
Suits: Top 10 Harvey Specter quotes

He's sharper than a pointy pencil. Here are some of his best one liners for you to copy.

Matchstick Puzzle 1
Matchstick Puzzle 1

It's hip to be square, apparently...

Matchstick Puzzle 2
Matchstick Puzzle 2

You've come over all Bond and have ordered a dry martini...

Matchstick Puzzle 3
Matchstick Puzzle 3

That wheel's a pretty thing isn't it? Almost seems a shame to mess it up...

Matchstick Puzzle 4
Matchstick Puzzle 4

Admit that noughts and crosses is the rubbishest game of all time...

Matchstick Puzzle 5
Matchstick Puzzle 5

Clop clop clop. What's that? A matchstick donkey...

Matchstick Puzzle 6
Matchstick Puzzle 6

OK, this is a tricky one so pay attention...

Matchstick Puzzle 7
Matchstick Puzzle 7

Did you know you have the power to create triangles...?

Matchstick Puzzle 8
Matchstick Puzzle 8

Still weighing up whether or not you're any good at matchstick puzzles...?

Matchstick Puzzle 9
Matchstick Puzzle 9

Yes, that is a cow. Just take our word for it...

Matchstick Puzzle 10
Matchstick Puzzle 10

Here are three nice unassuming squares...

Number Puzzle 1
Number Puzzle 1

Behold, a "magic square". It puts Gandalf to shame...

Number Puzzle 2
Number Puzzle 2

Didn't you just hate fractions at school...?

Number Puzzle 3
Number Puzzle 3

What in god's name is going on here? We'll tell you: it's a bunch of numbers...

Number Puzzle 4
Number Puzzle 4

Got the time, mate? No seriously, work out the darned time...

Number Puzzle 5
Number Puzzle 5

There's not much we can say about this one...

Number Puzzle 6
Number Puzzle 6

This is pretty self-explanatory: what's the last number...?

Number Puzzle 7
Number Puzzle 7

Eagle-eyed mathematical prodigies will realise 101 – 102 does NOT equal 1...

Number Puzzle 8
Number Puzzle 8

Ah yes, the deadly number pyramid of death...

Number Puzzle 9
Number Puzzle 9

Darts: it isn't all just pub-faced men throwing things at a board...

Number Puzzle 10
Number Puzzle 10

In case you're wondering, this is a poor rendering of cans piled up at a fairground...

Logic Puzzle 1
Logic Puzzle 1

You're organising your weekly "whisky and ale" party...

Logic Puzzle 2
Logic Puzzle 2

Remember those beakers you had in double Chemistry...?

Logic Puzzle 3
Logic Puzzle 3

You know what's better than circles? Circles with lines drawn through them...

Logic Puzzle 4
Logic Puzzle 4

Imagine a big park. Now imagine four cyclists...

Logic Puzzle 5
Logic Puzzle 5

As games go, noughts and crosses is pointless and unsatisfying...

Logic Puzzle 6
Logic Puzzle 6

This is a bus. No, we're not sure why it has a bulging dome-like roof either...

Logic Puzzle 7
Logic Puzzle 7

Here, have a look at this madness-inducing grid...

Logic Puzzle 8
Logic Puzzle 8

Dr White, Dr Black and Dr Brown are lunching together in the hospital canteen...

Logic Puzzle 9
Logic Puzzle 9

It's your birthday and you have to share your cake out...

Logic Puzzle 10
Logic Puzzle 10

In the wake of the economic meltdown, you have 7 coins left to your name...

Word Puzzle 1
Word Puzzle 1

This one's based on the principle of evolution...

Word Puzzle 2
Word Puzzle 2

Hook, jelly, bowl. Not a shopping list for an ill-advised Peter Pan themed party...

Word Puzzle 3
Word Puzzle 3

What's this word then? (We'd love to give you a clue but...)

Word Puzzle 4
Word Puzzle 4

Codebreakers. They SAVED this country during World War Two...

Word Puzzle 5
Word Puzzle 5

All we'll say is: Roy Walker...

Word Puzzle 6
Word Puzzle 6

Pride yourself on your Countdown conundrum prowess...?

Word Puzzle 7
Word Puzzle 7

Morph "read" into "boar" changing one letter at a time.

Word Puzzle 8
Word Puzzle 8

Please indulge your brain with our anagram...

Word Puzzle 9
Word Puzzle 9

Say what you see, see what you say...

Word Puzzle 10
Word Puzzle 10

Here's an awful mess of letters for you. But look closely...

Geometrical Puzzle 1
Geometrical Puzzle 1

See that smaller shape? How many times does it fit inside the bigger shape...?

Geometrical Puzzle 2
Geometrical Puzzle 2

These pentagons look pretty samey, and in fact most of them have a twin...

Geometrical Puzzle 3
Geometrical Puzzle 3

Look at that square, lording it over the circles clustered around it...

Geometrical Puzzle 4
Geometrical Puzzle 4

These shapes look completely different, don't they...?

Geometrical Puzzle 5
Geometrical Puzzle 5

Yes, it's one of those puzzles where you have to count the number of shapes hidden...

Geometrical Puzzle 6
Geometrical Puzzle 6

Here's an unusual little mind-boggler for you...

Geometrical Puzzle 7
Geometrical Puzzle 7

To some, angling is a relaxing sport involving the countryside and khaki...

Geometrical Puzzle 8
Geometrical Puzzle 8

If put together in a certain way, they'll make a perfect letter T...

Geometrical Puzzle 9
Geometrical Puzzle 9

Feeling all cut up? Take it out on one of these triangles...

Geometrical Puzzle 10
Geometrical Puzzle 10

This may look like some 8-bit fish from a Sinclair Spectrum game, but it isn't...

10 ways to improve your mental maths skills
10 ways to improve your mental maths skills

Never get confused when splitting the bill again...

Who are the Rocket City Rednecks?
Who are the Rocket City Rednecks?

Introducing the redneck boffins who mix beer with explosions

Not Going Out: the best one liners
Not Going Out: the best one liners

With Lee Mack and Tim Vine trading funnies, one liners will never be in short supply...

10 best Rocket City Rednecks inventions
10 best Rocket City Rednecks inventions

The good ole boys' most rootin' tootin' contraptions

Storage Hunters: 10 jaw-dropping moments
Storage Hunters: 10 jaw-dropping moments

Because it's not just Papa Bear's facial hair that startles us…

Storage Hunters: Guess the value
Storage Hunters: Guess the value

Reckon you'd be an ace Storage Hunter? Well try pricing this stuff then.

Who are the Sin City Motors crew?
Who are the Sin City Motors crew?

Do you know your Twiggys from your Barber Daves? Check out our Sin City Motors Who's Who

10 things you need to know about steak
10 things you need to know about steak

Find out some weird and wonderful facts about the chewy brown stuff

10 things you didn't know about Greece
10 things you didn't know about Greece

It's not all riots and ouzo you know.

10 things you didn't know about Ireland
10 things you didn't know about Ireland

And yes, we will be mentioning leprechauns. Sorry.

10 things you didn't know about Armenia
10 things you didn't know about Armenia

You barely even know where the country is, let's face it.

10 things you didn't know about Bavaria
10 things you didn't know about Bavaria

Beer. Sausages. More beer. What's not to like?

10 things you didn't know about Iceland
10 things you didn't know about Iceland

Invisible elves and terrifying food. Welcome to Iceland.

Top 10 unusual religions
Top 10 unusual religions

We take a look at the Church of Maradona and nine other unusual religions

Argentina's Top 10 Football Bad Boys
Argentina's Top 10 Football Bad Boys

It was always a bit of an argy-bargy with this lot around

10 footballers who should have sued their hairdresser
10 footballers who should have sued their hairdresser

We look at Road To Rio's Javier Margas and nine other footballers with hellish haircuts

10 kiss and tells that rocked football
10 kiss and tells that rocked football

Because it's not just Faustino Asprilla who's been a footie bad boy...

Footballing fathers and sons
Footballing fathers and sons

The footy stars who took over the family business. Sadly not including Neville Neville.

10 chat shows that broke the rules
10 chat shows that broke the rules

We take a look at the TV programmes that tore up the rulebook