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 2 - Frank Skinner

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

Further details

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
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- 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.

Broadcast details

Friday 27th March 2009
30 minutes


    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 Executive Producer
    Armando Iannucci Executive Producer
    Mark Lawrence Editor
    Nick Peto Editor
    Simon Rogers Production Designer


    A Few That Didnt Make It

    Frank and Dave look through the rejected bucket.

    Featuring: Dave Gorman, Frank Skinner.


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