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

Genius With Dave Gorman

BBC Two panel show about clever ideas. 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.


- 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

Friday 20th March 2009
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

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


    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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