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 2, Episode 3 - Richard Herring and Vanessa Feltz

This week TV personality Vanessa Feltz and stand-up comic Richard Herring join Dave to try and find some "Genius" ideas. Ideas included cat-shaped cat flaps, wheat biscuit architecture and nacho gloves.

Further details

Genius With Dave Gorman. Image shows from L to R: Richard Herring, Dave Gorman, Vanessa Feltz. Copyright: BBC.

The Topic Machine - Flora and Fauna

A random machine selects a topic, in this case anything to do with nature.

- Cat-shaped cat-flaps. Genius

- Eat endangered species. If you did, people would want to keep species alive so they could keep eating them. Genius

Ideas on Video

- Sheep Scrabble: Spray letters on sheep so they would walk around and spell words. Genius

- Job interview glove puppets to ease interviewees. Not a genius

Body Related Ideas

- The Chin-Strap Pause Button: If you fall asleep during a film, your head would fall and the button would press on your chest, pausing the film. Genius

- Nacho hands: Gloves with nachos on them so you do not have to keep going into a bag to get them. Not a genius

- Standardised hand signals for motorists. Not a genius

- Instant toupees made from pubic hair to cover bald patches. Genius

Breakfast related ideas

- Wheat-biscuit architecture: make buildings out of wheat-biscuit foods like Weetabix. Not a genius

Final Ideas

- A new magazine called Puddle Monthly. Not a genius

- Put weighing scales in lifts to encourage people to use stairs. Not a genius

- Rate everyone's attractiveness from 1 to 9, and then you can only have a relationship with someone if your total attractiveness adds up to 10. Not a genius

- To save money sending Christmas cards, put no stamp on them and a false address. On the back write: "If undelivered send to..." and put the actual address on the back. Genius

Broadcast details

Monday 11th October 2010
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Dave Gorman Host / Presenter
    Guest cast
    Vanessa Feltz Guest
    Richard Herring Guest
    Jeff Brazier Self
    Production team
    Nick Peto Editor
    Simon Rogers Production Designer
    John L Spencer Director
    Simon Nicholls Producer
    Ali Bryer Carron Producer
    Paul Schlesinger Executive Producer
    Gareth Jones (as Grandmaster Gareth) Composer


    The Chinstrap Pause Button

    Guest Ian explains his genius idea for a 'chinstrap pause button' allowing you to pause a film the second you fall asleep!

    Featuring: Dave Gorman.


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