Genius With Dave Gorman. Dave Gorman. Copyright: BBC.

Genius With Dave Gorman

BBC Two panel show. 13 episodes (pilot + 2 series), 2009 - 2010. Stars Dave Gorman.

Series 1, Episode 1 - Catherine Tate

This edition sees comedienne and Doctor Who assistant Catherine Tate deciding which ideas are 'Genius' and which are not.

Further details

Genius With Dave Gorman. Catherine Tate. Copyright: BBC.

Ideas

- The two hooded coat, for protecting your date from the rain: Winner

- The democratic bus in which the passengers get to say where it goes: Not genius.

- Taxi drivers taking shoes as insurance: Genius

- 100-metre-high running shoes to make sprint racing easier: Genius

(Ideas from the reject bin included making bricks four times bigger so houses can be built quicker; wig alert badges; the George Formby grill; cold air balloon rides for those scared of heights; and a suggestion that everything should have a bobble on it)

Red Button Extras

- Extra idea - Monkey txt: give a few monkeys a type writer and publish what they write within the first week: Not genius.

- An animation of an olympic race featuring the 100-metre-high running shoes.

- Ideas from other celebrities: Richard Herring, Miranda Hart, Alex James, Jeremy Vine and Marcus Brigstocke.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 20th March 2009
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Dave Gorman Host / Presenter
    Guest cast
    Catherine Tate Guest
    Production team
    John L Spencer Director
    Simon Nicholls Producer
    Ali Bryer Carron Executive Producer
    Armando Iannucci Executive Producer
    Mark Lawrence Editor
    Nick Peto Editor
    Simon Rogers Production Designer

    Video

    The Democrabus

    Is the idea of letting the passengers vote which way a bus should go genius or not?

    Featuring: Dave Gorman, Catherine Tate.

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