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Genius With Dave Gorman. Dave Gorman. Copyright: BBC.

Genius With Dave Gorman

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

Series 1, Episode 6 - Stewart Lee

Stewart Lee, the stand-up comedian and co-creator of the controversal Jerry Springer: The Opera becomes this week's guest.

Full synopsis

Genius With Dave Gorman. Image shows from L to R: Stewart Lee, Dave Gorman. Copyright: BBC.


- Swimming lanes placed alongside cycling lanes: Not genius

- Virtual reality headsets for chickens: Genius

- Speed genius: Stewart considers some more ideas and gives his view instantly: Paint funny faces on airbags to defuse the tension around the scene of a car crash (Genius); Scratch-and-sniff airline sick bags to help you vomit (Not genius); Have all announcements in airports, railway stations, shopping centres and post offices read by Brian Blessed (Not genius); a website called "Socks Reunited" to help people find missing socks (Not genius); the political party that wins the general elections rules the country by day and the opposition rule by night (Not genius); a plan to stop world hunger by... (Run out of time).

- All vans which deliver fattening food should be on the move so that fat people have to chase after it and therefore get fit: Not genius.

- Wire a piano up to candles held by members of a choir. When one the lights is turned on, the member holding the light sings a certain not: Winner

Red Button Extras

- An animated scene featuring more of what the chicken is seeing in its virtual reality headset.

- An extended scene of the piano-choir with Dave playing "Rock Around the Clock".

- A selection of the best scenes from the series.

Broadcast details

Friday 1st May 2009
30 minutes


  1. Thursday 11th March 2010 at 10:00pm on Dave
  2. Saturday 24th July 2010 at 7:45pm on Dave
  3. Sunday 12th December 2010 at 7:00pm on Dave
  4. Wednesday 19th January 2011 at 6:35pm on Dave
  5. Wednesday 2nd February 2011 at 6:30pm on Dave
  6. Monday 5th September 2011 at 11:20am on Dave
  7. Monday 5th September 2011 at 3:20pm on Dave

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Dave Gorman Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Stewart Lee 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


Remote controlled choir

Meet the strangest choir you've ever seen.

Featuring: Dave Gorman, Stewart Lee.

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