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
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


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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