With Qi settling into a regular Friday night slot, ABC1 is set to premiere the UK light entertainment series Genius.
Based on a BBC radio show, this had two seasons in the UK in 2009 / 2010. Series One had guests including Catherine Tate, Jonathan Pryce, Frank Skinner and Johnny Vegas, however ABC1 will begin from Season Two.
Celebrity chat meets inspired thinking in this new series of Genius where host Dave Gorman and two special guests chew over the ridiculous, unworkable but sometimes genius ideas pitched by members of the Great British public.
The format is simple: members of the public send in and pitch their inventions, schemes and policies to make the world a bit more fun… no matter how ridiculous.
Whose idea will Dave and his guests deem bona-fide genius?
This series showcases hundreds more extraordinary and amazing concepts as Dave welcomes two special guests per episode from a diverse bunch of celebrities. This week Dave is joined by comedian Russell Howard and sports presenter Hazel Irvine. The ideas pitched include a health and safety conscious way of being angry and also a quick and easy way of doing the ‘Top 50 things to do before you die’.
9:30pm Tuesday February 14 ABC1.