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Genius With Dave Gorman

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

Series 1, Episode 4 - Johnny Vegas

Northern comedian and actor Johnny Vegas examines the hopefully genuis ideas brought to him.

Full synopsis


- Dating insurance which consists of each member of the couple paying a pound a week. Whoever gets dumped gets the cash: Not genius

- Torture boxes: Designed to punish inanimate items: Winning genius

- Zip-up animal suit which your pet wears. When it dies, you put another animal into the suit and children don't know the pet is dead: Genius

- The conveyer duvet: a duvet that is twice the width and surrounds the bed, so when one partner pulls the duvet to their side, the duvet just turns around: Not genius

Red Button Extras

- Extra idea - Rebuild the British Empire by invading all 21 countries that do not have armies: Not genius

- Speed genius: Johnny considers some more ideas and gives his view instantly: Standardise the full English breakfast so that people are no longer short-changed on sausages (Genius); Central locking houses (Not genius); A plan to solve kangaroo overpopulation and destroying minefields (Genius); Painting a large turquoise square in your garden so it looks like a swimming pool from far up (Genius); A film called "Oompa-Loompas vs. the Munchkins" (Not genius); Vibrating sofas which filters loose change into a tray (Not genius); A plan to create a dietary supplement which could reduce heart disease which would involve... (Time runs out).

- An extended conveyer duvet scene.


This episode was moved back a week because of the Masters golf tournament.

Broadcast details

Friday 17th April 2009
30 minutes


  1. Thursday 25th February 2010 at 10:00pm on Dave
  2. Sunday 21st March 2010 at 11:00pm on Dave
  3. Monday 5th July 2010 at 8:20pm on Dave
  4. Saturday 11th December 2010 at 7:40pm on Dave
  5. Friday 7th October 2011 at 2:20am on Dave
  6. Friday 4th November 2011 at 2:30am on Dave

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Dave Gorman Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Johnny Vegas 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


The Conveyer Duvet

Here's Dave Groman and Johnny Vegas in bed together, with a duvet which circles the whole bed.

Featuring: Dave Gorman, Johnny Vegas.

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