Episode 1.2 - Frank Skinner

The stand-up comedian and one half of Baddiel and Skinner, Frank Skinner, looks at the public's ideas.

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In-Depth Episode Synopsis

Warning: the below synopsis may contain spoilers


- The bespoke multi-bladed razor head mould, to make shaving quicker: Not genius

- Placing prisoners on exercise bikes attached to the national power grid: Winning genius

- The science of opposites: Not genius
Note: Tony and Stuart's website is www.oppo-site.com

- Dancing maths teachers to encourage greater numbers to study maths: Genius

(Ideas from the reject bin included painting stalkers so they glow-in-the dark; colouring in Frank Sinatra's blue eyes in his black-and-white films; two-in-one shampoo and conditioner; melon-flavoured cucumbers; comb-unders for men who can't grow a beard; and freezer magnets so fridges don't get all the glory)

Red Button Extras

- Extra idea - More masculine umbrellas: Not genius.

- The creators of the science of opposites return for some more experiments.

First Broadcast Details

Fri 27th March 2009
30 minutes

Main Repeats

  • Thu 11th Feb 2010 (10:00pm, Dave)
  • Sun 21st Mar 2010 (9:40pm, Dave)
  • Thu 1st Sep 2011 (11:20am, Dave)
  • Sat 17th Sep 2011 (3:20pm, Dave)

Episode 1.2 Cast & Crew

Regular Cast
Dave Gorman (I) ... Host / Presenter
Guest Cast
Frank Skinner ... Guest
Production Team
John L Spencer ... Director
Simon Nicholls ... Producer
Ali Bryer Carron ... Exec Producer
Armando Iannucci ... Exec Producer
Simon Rogers ... Production Design
Mark Lawrence ... Editor
Nick Peto ... Editor

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A Few That Didnt Make It

Frank and Dave look through the rejected bucket.

Featuring: Dave Gorman, Frank Skinner.

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