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The complete Genius radio series, in which Dave Gorman and his celebrity guests consider the ridiculous, unworkable, but sometimes genius inventions of the public. 

Guests such as Stewart Lee, Johnny Vegas, Germaine Greer and Charlie Brooker peruse a parade of proposals, be they innovations, gadgets, gizmos, philosophies or follies, in an attempt to sort the worthy from the worthless. Will they unearth some genuine gems of genius? And which pitch will win the legendary Genius trophy? 

Ideas include the use of breathalysers on mobile phones to stop you making regrettable calls, a 99p coin, genetically engineered mini elephants as pets, Bovril as a fizzy drink, virtual reality headsets for chickens, Lego prisons and the best thing since sliced bread - perforated bread.

If you've ever had an ingenious invention, a sublime plan for solving problems both small and large or a twisted scheme for making the world a better - or more interesting - place, then Genius is the midwife to your brainchild.

The guests are Paul Daniels, Richard Madeley, John Fortune, Neil Innes, Stewart Lee, Johnny Vegas, Armando Iannucci, Chris Addison, Brian Sewell, Carol Vorderman, Sid Waddell, Germaine Greer, Gyles Brandreth, Matthew Wright, Rob Newman, Charlie Brooker and Simon Munnery. This complete collection also includes the Christmas Special edition of the show featuring Lee Mack.

Bonus content: Dave Gorman’s Pub Olympics. In this one-off, very silly panel show, contestants Chris Addison, Roisin Conaty, Geoff Lloyd and Seymour Mace compete for gold medals in a series of ridiculous rounds, very loosely based on sports. Usain Bolt can run the 100m in 9.58 seconds. What do the panellists think they could do in 9.58 seconds? And what Olympic themed panel show would be complete without Quiz Akabusi?

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  • darren
  • 24-01-2019

exceptionally excellent

loved it if I love DG a winner. very funny in parts laugh out loud

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  • Christopher G.
  • 23-01-2019

couldn't stop laughing

Oh my, this is some of the funniest things I've heard in a long time. if you love improv type stuff this will be for you

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  • G. Kilshaw
  • 05-12-2018

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As always Dave Gorman heads up a side splitting show with plenty of equally funny guests. Well worth the time of listening

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  • Mell
  • 21-07-2018

great radio show

great radio show from Dave Gorman with celebrity guest's
great to listen to all off the series 1-3
would def recommend this to anyone

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  • angelahulme
  • 01-11-2020

great

if you like the tv series you will love the book.
It is funny ,though how funny depends on the guest and the genius ideas

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  • jamie
  • 30-09-2019

great radio show they need to make it into a TV sh

I'm a big fan of Dave Gorman, so show was a no brainer its quirky and fun. The format is simple and the episodes are 27 minutes long so decent size chunks. some contestants ideas are a bit weak, while most are funny and sold in a comic way, with most of the guesses doing a great back and forth of top shelf banter.

light listening entertainment at it's best.

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  • Janbo127
  • 14-11-2018

Disappointed

I liked the publics imagination, I disliked that many invented things were for a visual audience. I felt left with all the audience guffaws of laughter, not good

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