Genius

Recorded in front of an audience, Genius is the radio comedy series which sees award-winning comedian Dave Gorman and a celebrity guest chew over the ridiculous, unworkable but sometimes genius inventions, schemes and policies of the public.

Episodes

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20051027

Dave Gorman and celebrity guest Paul Daniels chew over the ridiculous, unworkable but sometimes genius inventions, schemes and policies of the public.

20051103

Recorded in front of an audience, Genius is the radio comedy series which sees award-winning comedian Dave Gorman and a celebrity guest chew over the ridiculous, unworkable but sometimes genius inventions, schemes and policies of the public.

Dave Gorman's special guest is Richard Madeley.

20051110

Recorded in front of an audience, Genius is the radio comedy series which sees award-winning comedian Dave Gorman and a celebrity guest chew over the ridiculous, unworkable but sometimes genius inventions, schemes and policies of the public.

Dave Gorman's special guest is John Fortune.

20051117

Dave Gorman and celebrity guest Neil Innes chew over ridiculous and unworkable inventions and ideas which nonetheless display an element of genius in their creator.

20051124

Dave Gorman and celebrity guest Stewart Lee chew over ridiculous and unworkable inventions and ideas which nonetheless display an element of genius in their creator.

20060907

Comedy series which sees award-winning comedian Dave Gorman and celebrity guest Johnny Vegas chew over the ridiculous, unworkable but sometimes genius schemes of the public.

20060914

Comedy series which sees award-winning comedian Dave Gorman and celebrity guest Carol Vorderman chew over the ridiculous, unworkable but sometimes genius schemes of the public.

20060921

Comedy series which sees award-winning comedian Dave Gorman and guest Brian Sewell chew over the ridiculous, unworkable but sometimes genius schemes of the public.

20060928

Comedy series which sees award-winning comedian Dave Gorman and guest Chris Addison chew over the ridiculous, unworkable but sometimes genius schemes of the public.

20061005

Comedy series which sees award-winning comedian Dave Gorman and guest Sid Waddell chew over the ridiculous, unworkable but sometimes genius schemes of the public.

20061012

Comedy series which sees award-winning comedian Dave Gorman and guest Armando Iannucci chew over the ridiculous, unworkable but sometimes genius schemes of the public.

20070412

Dave Gorman and celebrity guest Johnny Vegas chew over ridiculous and unworkable inventions and ideas which nonetheless display an element of genius in their creator.

20070419

Dave Gorman and celebrity guest Carol Vorderman chew over ridiculous and unworkable inventions and ideas which nonetheless display an element of genius in their creator.

20070426

Dave Gorman and celebrity guest Brian Sewell chew over ridiculous and unworkable inventions and ideas which nonetheless display an element of genius in their creator.

20070503

Dave Gorman and celebrity guest Chris Addison chew over ridiculous and unworkable inventions and ideas which nonetheless display an element of genius in their creator.

20070510

Dave Gorman and celebrity guest Sid Waddell chew over ridiculous and unworkable inventions and ideas which nonetheless display an element of genius in their creator.

20070517

Dave Gorman and celebrity guest Armando Iannucci chew over ridiculous and unworkable inventions and ideas which nonetheless display an element of genius in their creator.

2007100120071007

1/6. Dave Gorman and celebrity guest Rob Newman chew over ridiculous and unworkable inventions and ideas which nonetheless display an element of genius in their creator.

1/6. Dave Gorman and celebrity guest Rob Newman chew over ridiculous and unworkable inventions and ideas which nonetheless display an element of genius in their creator.

2007100820071014

Dave Gorman and celebrity guest Germaine Greer chew over ridiculous and unworkable inventions and ideas which nonetheless display an element of genius in their creator.

Dave Gorman and celebrity guest Germaine Greer chew over ridiculous and unworkable inventions and ideas which nonetheless display an element of genius in their creator.

2007101520071021

Dave Gorman and celebrity guest Simon Munnery chew over ridiculous and unworkable inventions and ideas which nonetheless display an element of genius in their creator.

2007102220071028

4/6. Dave Gorman and celebrity guest Gyles Brandreth chew over ridiculous and unworkable inventions and ideas which nonetheless display an element of genius in their creator.

2007102920071104

5/6. Dave Gorman and celebrity guest Matthew Wright chew over ridiculous and unworkable inventions and ideas which nonetheless display an element of genius in their creator.

5/6. Dave Gorman and celebrity guest Matthew Wright chew over ridiculous and unworkable inventions and ideas which nonetheless display an element of genius in their creator.

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6/6. Dave Gorman and celebrity guest Charlie Brooker chew over ridiculous and unworkable inventions and ideas which nonetheless display an element of genius in their creator.

6/6. Dave Gorman and celebrity guest Charlie Brooker chew over ridiculous and unworkable inventions and ideas which nonetheless display an element of genius in their creator.

20081222

Dave Gorman presents a Christmas edition of the show, with guest Lee Mack.

Stewart Lee20080111 BT=2300 (BBC7)
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is Dave Gorman's special guest as they try to decide which of the listener's ideas constitute genius. From Nov 2005.

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has to select the best loopy idea, from the 99p coin to steel drum urinals.

From the 99p coin to steel drum urinals, Dave Gorman asks magician Paul Daniels to select the best loopy idea. From October 2005.

Paul Daniels has to select the best loopy idea, from the 99p coin to steel drum urinals.

Dave Gorman asks Paul Daniels to select the best loopy idea, from the 99p coin to steel drum urinals. From November 2005.

A 99p coin, Spokie-Dokies on the Millennium Wheel and steel drum urinals.

Genius? Paul Daniels helps Dave Gorman decide which listener's loopy idea is the best.

Dave Gorman asks Paul Daniels to select the best loopy idea, from the 99p coin to steel drum urinals.

From November 2005.

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Dave Gorman asks Paul Daniels to select the best loopy idea, from the 99p coin to steel drum urinals. From November 2005.

A 99p coin, Spokie-Dokies on the Millennium Wheel and steel drum urinals.

Genius? Paul Daniels helps Dave Gorman decide which listener's loopy idea is the best.

Paul Daniels has to select the best loopy idea, from the 99p coin to steel drum urinals.

Dave Gorman asks Paul Daniels to select the best loopy idea, from the 99p coin to steel drum urinals.

From November 2005.

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Dave Gorman asks Richard Madeley to select the public's best loopy idea, from mini-elephants to food on tap. From November 2005.

Richard Madeley joins Dave Gorman to discuss 'genius' ideas like mini-elephants, walking on the left and food on tap.

Dave Gorman asks Richard Madeley to select the public's best loopy idea, from mini-elephants to food on tap.

From November 2005.

Dave Gorman asks Richard Madeley to select the public's best loopy idea.

From 2005.

Dave Gorman asks Richard Madeley to select the public's best loopy ideas.

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Dave Gorman asks Richard Madeley to select the public's best loopy idea.

Dave Gorman asks Richard Madeley to select the public's best loopy idea, from mini-elephants to food on tap. From November 2005.

Richard Madeley joins Dave Gorman to discuss 'genius' ideas like mini-elephants, walking on the left and food on tap.

Dave Gorman asks Richard Madeley to select the public's best loopy idea, from mini-elephants to food on tap.

From November 2005.

From 2005.

Dave Gorman asks Richard Madeley to select the public's best loopy ideas.

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Dave Gorman asks John Fortune to select the public's best loopy idea. From November 2005.

John Fortune joins Dave Gorman to discuss genius ideas, like getting riot police to use laughing gas instead of tear gas.

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Using laughing gas for riots? Dave Gorman asks John Fortune to select the best loopy idea.

Dave Gorman asks John Fortune to select the public's best loopy idea, like using laughing gas for riots. From November 2005.

Dave Gorman asks John Fortune to select the public's best loopy idea. From November 2005.

John Fortune joins Dave Gorman to discuss genius ideas, like getting riot police to use laughing gas instead of tear gas.

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Dave Gorman is joined by special guest Neil Innes to prove that there's a fine line between genius and madness.

Dave Gorman asks Neil Innes to select the public's best loopy idea, from bunk chairs to pre-buttered bread.

From November 2005.

Dave Gorman asks Neil Innes to select the public's best loopy idea.

Dave Gorman asks Neil Innes to select the public's best loopy idea, from bunk chairs to pre-buttered bread. From November 2005.

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From bunk chairs to helium-filled bubble wrap, Neil Innes selects the best loopy idea.

From bunk chairs to helium-filled bubble wrap, Dave Gorman asks Neil Innes to select the public's best loopy idea. From November 2005.

Dave Gorman is joined by special guest Neil Innes to prove that there's a fine line between genius and madness.

Dave Gorman asks Neil Innes to select the public's best loopy idea, from bunk chairs to pre-buttered bread.

From November 2005.

Dave Gorman asks Neil Innes to select the public's best loopy idea.

Dave Gorman asks Neil Innes to select the public's best loopy idea, from bunk chairs to pre-buttered bread. From November 2005.

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Dave Gorman asks Stewart Lee to select the public's best loopy idea, like a CD player/microwave oven. From November 2005.

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Stewart Lee is Dave Gorman's special guest as they try to decide which of the listener's ideas constitute genius.

Dave Gorman asks Stewart Lee to select the public's best loopy idea, like a CD player/microwave oven. From November 2005.

Dave Gorman and Stewart Lee consider a CD player/microwave oven combo.

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Stewart Lee is Dave Gorman's special guest as they try to decide which of the listener's ideas constitute genius.

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Dave Gorman asks Paul Daniels to select the best loopy idea, from the 99p coin to steel drum urinals.

From November 2005.

Paul Daniels has to select the best loopy idea, from the 99p coin to steel drum urinals.

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Dave Gorman and Johnny Vegas chew over ridiculous, brilliant but unworkable ideas.

Dave Gorman and Johnny Vegas chew over ridiculous, brilliant but unworkable ideas, and choose the best. From September 2006.

Dave Gorman asks Paul Daniels to select the best loopy idea, from the 99p coin to steel drum urinals.

From November 2005.

Paul Daniels has to select the best loopy idea, from the 99p coin to steel drum urinals.

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Dave Gorman asks Paul Daniels to select the best loopy idea, from the 99p coin to steel drum urinals. From November 2005.

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Dave Gorman asks Richard Madeley to select the public's best loopy idea.

From 2005.

Dave Gorman asks Richard Madeley to select the public's best loopy idea, from mini-elephants to food on tap.

From November 2005.

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Dave Gorman and Carol Vorderman discuss ridiculous, brilliant but unworkable ideas.

Dave Gorman and Carol Vorderman discuss ridiculous, brilliant but unworkable ideas, and choose the best. From September 2006.

Dave Gorman asks Richard Madeley to select the public's best loopy idea.

From 2005.

Dave Gorman asks Richard Madeley to select the public's best loopy idea, from mini-elephants to food on tap.

From November 2005.

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Dave Gorman asks John Fortune to select the public's best loopy idea, like using laughing gas for riots.

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Dave Gorman and Brian Sewell chew over ridiculous, brilliant but unworkable ideas.

Dave Gorman and Brian Sewell chew over ridiculous, brilliant but unworkable ideas, and choose the best. From September 2006.

Dave Gorman asks John Fortune to select the public's best loopy idea, like using laughing gas for riots.

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Chris Addison

Dave Gorman asks Neil Innes to select the public's best loopy idea.

Dave Gorman asks Neil Innes to select the public's best loopy idea, from bunk chairs to pre-buttered bread.

Dave Gorman and Chris Addison chew over ridiculous, brilliant but unworkable ideas, and choose the best. From September 2006.

Dave Gorman and Chris Addison chew over ridiculous, brilliant but unworkable ideas.

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Chris Addison

Dave Gorman asks Neil Innes to select the public's best loopy idea.

Dave Gorman asks Neil Innes to select the public's best loopy idea, from bunk chairs to pre-buttered bread.

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Dave Gorman asks Stewart Lee to select the public's best loopy idea.

From November 2005.

Dave Gorman asks Stewart Lee to select the public's best loopy idea, like a CD player/microwave oven combo.

Dave Gorman asks Stewart Lee to select the public's best loopy idea, like a CD player/microwave oven.

Dave Gorman and Stewart Lee consider a CD player/microwave oven combo.

Dave Gorman asks Stewart Lee to select the public's best loopy idea, like a CD player/microwave oven.

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Dave Gorman and Sid Waddell chew over ridiculous, brilliant but unworkable ideas.

Dave Gorman and Sid Waddell chew over ridiculous, brilliant but unworkable ideas, and choose the best. From October 2006.

Sid Waddell

Dave Gorman asks Stewart Lee to select the public's best loopy idea.

From November 2005.

Dave Gorman asks Stewart Lee to select the public's best loopy idea, like a CD player/microwave oven combo.

Dave Gorman asks Stewart Lee to select the public's best loopy idea, like a CD player/microwave oven.

Dave Gorman and Stewart Lee consider a CD player/microwave oven combo.

Dave Gorman asks Stewart Lee to select the public's best loopy idea, like a CD player/microwave oven.

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Dave Gorman and Armando Iannucci chew over ridiculous, brilliant but unworkable ideas.

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Armando Iannucci

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Dave Gorman and Armando Iannucci chew over ridiculous, brilliant but unworkable ideas, and choose the best. From October 2006.

Armando Iannucci

Dave Gorman and Armando Iannucci chew over ridiculous, brilliant but unworkable ideas.

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Rob Newman

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Rob Newman

A whole new realm of swearing opens up as Rob Newman joins Dave Gorman for more innovation in everyday life. From October 2007.

A whole new realm of swearing opens up as Rob Newman joins Dave Gorman.

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Germaine Greer

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Germaine Greer

Lego prisons? A tea tray as a system of measurement? Germaine Greer helps Dave Gorman solicit new thinking. From October 2007.

Lego prisons? A tea tray as a system of measurement? Germaine Greer helps new thinking.

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Simon Munnery

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Garments made of human dust fragments? More of the public's inventions.

Garments made of human dust fragments? Dave Gorman and celebrity guest Simon Munnery chew over more of the public's inventions. From October 2007.

Simon Munnery

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Gyles Brandreth

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Gyles Brandreth

A conveyor duvet could be just the thing for quibbling couples in the show about ridiculous and unworkable inventions. Dave Gorman is joined by Gyles Brandreth. From October 2007.

A conveyor duvet could be just the thing for quibbling couples. With Gyles Brandreth.

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Matthew Wright

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Dave Gorman and guest Matthew Wright chew over ridiculous and unworkable inventions.

Dave Gorman and celebrity guest Matthew Wright chew over ridiculous and unworkable inventions and ideas, and choose the best. From October 2007.

Matthew Wright

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Charlie Brooker

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Dave Gorman and Charlie Brooker chew over ridiculous, brilliant but unworkable ideas, and choose the best. From November 2007.

Charlie Brooker

Dave Gorman and guest Charlie Brooker chew over ridiculous and unworkable inventions.

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A Christmas edition of the show in which Dave Gorman and guest Lee Mack chew over ridiculous and unworkable inventions and ideas which nonetheless display an element of genius in their creator.

03XMASLee Mack2008122220081228

A Christmas edition of the show in which Dave Gorman and guest Lee Mack chew over ridiculous and unworkable inventions and ideas which nonetheless display an element of genius in their creator.