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.

Ideas

- 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

Date
Friday 24th April 2009
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
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

Video

Onion Juice

Dave Gorman and Germaine Greer sample some fizzy onion juice.

Featuring: Dave Gorman, Germaine Greer.

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