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 6 - Stewart Lee

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

Further details

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


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Dave Gorman Host / Presenter
    Guest cast
    Stewart Lee 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


    Remote controlled choir

    Meet the strangest choir you've ever seen.

    Featuring: Dave Gorman, Stewart Lee.


    Supporters and subscribers get more

    Additional content and tools are available across the site for Supporters and BCG Pro subscribers. On this page you can:

    • Broadcast details of 7 past repeats of this episode

    Donate (for fans) BCG Pro

    Already a donor or Pro user?