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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 2 - Frank Skinner

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

Broadcast details

Friday 27th March 2009
30 minutes

Full synopsis

Genius With Dave Gorman. Image shows from L to R: Frank Skinner, Dave Gorman. Copyright: BBC.


- 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

- 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.


  1. Thursday 11th February 2010 at 22.00 on Dave
  2. Sunday 21st March 2010 at 21.40 on Dave
  3. Thursday 1st September 2011 at 11.20 on Dave
  4. Saturday 17th September 2011 at 15.20 on Dave

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Dave Gorman 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 Designer
Mark Lawrence Editor
Nick Peto Editor


A Few That Didnt Make It

Frank and Dave look through the rejected bucket.

Featuring: Dave Gorman, Frank Skinner.

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