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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 2, Episode 2 - Jane Moore and The Hairy Bikers

This week Dave is joined by motorbiking chefs The Hairy Bikers (Simon King and David Myres) and journalist Jane Moore. This week's ideas include magent-powered cars, edible sticky tape and colour co-ordinated supermarkets.

Full synopsis

Genius With Dave Gorman. Image shows from L to R: Simon King, Dave Gorman, Jane Moore. Copyright: BBC.

Food-Based Ideas

- Colour-coordinate everything in supermarkets. Not a genius

- Edible sticky tape to stick back broken food. Genius

Fastest Finger First

The next idea was picked by the person to put their hand up first.

- Inflatable bottoms to make it more comfortable sitting down on hard surfaces for long periods. Genius

Confusing Diagrams

The following ideas were submitted with confusing or strange pictures illustrating them.

- Table-top cows so you always have milk for unexpected guests. Not a genius

- Magnet-powered cars - a magnet is put in front of a car which drags the car along the road removing the need for fuel. Not a genius

Confusing Videos

Similar to the last section, just with video clips instead of diagrams.

- Comprehensive counting - instead of saying "one-and-a-half, two-and-a-half etc." the names of these numbers would be portmanteau words made from the two whole numbers they halve, so they would be "owo, twree, thour, fove, fivx etc." Not a genius

- Convert women's hot flushes into electricity. Genius

- Put root vegetable gardens on flat roofs above kitchens so you can pick your veg straight from your ceiling. Genius

Final Ideas

- The maximum speed you can drive at should be equal to your age. Not a genius

- Alternate eye blinking so you never miss anything. Genius

- Erasable plaster casts so you can get rid of signatures from people you do not like and remove silly drawings people put on them. Genius

- Update chess by desegregating the black and white pieces. Genius

- A half pen/half pencil called a "pen-cil". Genius

- Merge Sweden and Norway into one country called "Swede-way". If successful, you could also combine Spain and Portugal to make "Sportugal". Genius

- Late-night lollipop ladies dressed in rave gear for drunk people. Genius

Broadcast details

Monday 4th October 2010
30 minutes


  1. Saturday 9th October 2010 at 11:20pm on BBC2

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Dave Gorman Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Dave Myers (as The Hairy Bikers) Guest
Simon King (as The Hairy Bikers) Guest
Jane Moore Guest
Production team
John L Spencer Director
Simon Nicholls Producer
Ali Bryer Carron Producer
Paul Schlesinger Executive Producer
Nick Peto Editor
Simon Rogers Production Designer
Gareth Jones (as Grandmaster Gareth) Composer


Inflatable Pants

Dave Gorman is joined by TV food gurus The Hairy Bikers and journalist Jane Moore, who help to test-drive a device to relieve the agony of a bony bottom.

Featuring: Dave Gorman, The Hairy Bikers, The Hairy Bikers, Jane Moore.

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