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 5 - Germaine Greer

Author, feminist and critic Germaine Greer judges whether or not the public's ideas are "Genuis or Not".

Further details

Genius With Dave Gorman. Image shows from L to R: Germaine Greer, Dave Gorman. Copyright: BBC.


- Fruit machine ATMs: Not genius

- Female-only votes that redress the balance of history: Winning genius

- Onionade as a drink: Not genius

- Randomising the days of the week by lottery: Genius

- Bars for women, with resident cat hosts: Not genius

Red Button Extras

- An out-take involving a lamp.

- Rejected ideas: A magazine rack that can fit underneath a mattress; Decision making slippers that tell you what to do; a "Uncle Easter" similar to Father Christmas; Make the word "Knickers" singular and "Bra" plural; Water-proof karaoke machines for singing in the shower; Apple-flavoured, apple-shaped pears; "Not in service" signs for hearses so that you know you can overtake; Everyone should take their turn when it comes to laying the table; Make car bumpers magnetic and have the front and back bumpers have opposing polarities, so that cars would repel each other and thus reduce car crashes; All urine should be collected, treated and recycled back into water rather than being flushed down toilets - "I'm not sure what to do with the poo yet".

- An extended edition of the lottery week system, featuring an actual lottery and the voice of Alan Dedicoat.

Broadcast details

Friday 24th April 2009
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Dave Gorman Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Germaine Greer Guest
Production team
John L Spencer Director
Simon Nicholls Producer
Ali Bryer Carron Executive Producer
Armando Iannucci Executive Producer


Onion Juice

Dave Gorman and Germaine Greer sample some fizzy onion juice.

Featuring: Dave Gorman, Germaine Greer.


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