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Genius With Dave Gorman

BBC Two panel show about clever ideas. 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.

Further details


- 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


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Dave Gorman Host / Presenter
    Guest cast
    Johnny Vegas 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 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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