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.


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0101Paul Daniels2005102720071214 (BBC7)
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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.
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 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.
0103John Fortune2005111020071228 (BBC7)
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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.
0104Neil Innes2005111720080104 (BBC7)
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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.
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.
0105 LASTStewart Lee2005112420080111 (BBC7)
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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.
0201Johnny Vegas2006090720070412
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4 Extra Debut. 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.
0202Carol Vorderman2006091420070419
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Dave Gorman and Carol Vorderman discuss ridiculous, brilliant but unworkable ideas.
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 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.
0204Chris Addison2006092820070503
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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.
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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.
0206 LASTArmando Iannucci2006101220070517
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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 
0301Rob Newman2007100120071001 (BBC7)
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4 Extra Debut. A whole new realm of swearing opens up as Rob Newman joins Dave Gorman for more innovation in everyday life. From October 2007.
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Lego prisons? A tea tray as a system of measurement? Germaine Greer helps Dave Gorman solicit new thinking. From October 2007.
0303Simon Munnery2007101520071015 (BBC7)
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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 Munner
0304Gyles Brandreth2007102220071022 (BBC7)
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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.
0305Matthew Wright2007102920071029 (BBC7)
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Dave Gorman and celebrity guest Matthew Wright chew over ridiculous and unworkable inventions and ideas, and choose the best. From October 2007.
Matthew Wright 
0306 LASTCharlie Brooker2007110520071105 (BBC7)
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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 
03XMASLee Mack2008122220081228A 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.

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Genre

  • Comedy
  • Discussion & Talk
  • Science & Technology
  • Science & Nature
  • Factual
  • Dave Gorman
  • Stewart Lee

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