Monday, October 1, 2007

Genius

Genius. Radio 4. Tonight. 6.30.

Episode 1.

Guest: Rob Newman.

16 comments:

JimmyB said...

Hi Dave,

First off, congratulations on a show well done.

Secondly, while listening to the show, I was sure I'd heard the hitchhiker idea before. I hadn't, but I had heard one very similar. I point you towards Scott Adams' blog here (http://dilbertblog.typepad.com/the_dilbert_blog/2007/06/how_i_solved_th.html)

I would type more, but I've got to rush off to claim the West Pole as my own.

Cheers,
Jimmy.

Rachel Taylor said...

Thanks for the show, Dave. It was brilliant! Good old Rob Newman. I remember him from way back when he was on the telly with David Baddiel, Punt and Dennis (The Mary Whitehouse Experience?). It's nice to hear that he's still about, being funny. Keep up the good work!

Nez said...

Damn... I'm reading this on Tuesday!

Jayne Ferst said...

Me too!

Anonymous said...

its on bbc listen again

Anonymous said...

Loved the show. Some fantastically funny moments and I liked the way Rob really made the guests work hard with their suggestions.

Flick x

Nez said...

Dammit - forgot again!

I feel some sort of genius reminding device coming on. I know - I'll call it a calendar!

Dave Gorman said...

The last episode is always available on the BBC's listen-again feature for for a week after broadcast:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/progs/listenagain.shtml#g

Rachel Taylor said...

On the thorny subject of this week's Genius and the hot pudding debate. Is there something wrong with me? I'd love to cook a hot pudding for someone. Just this morning, I made flapjacks, a farmhouse fruitcake and cookies. There's a mince and onion suet pudding in the fridge for dinner tonight too. I'm beginning to think I'm a bit old fashioned in wanting to provide food for people and especially for hungry men! I love 'em!

nez said...

I'm investigating the listen again thingymcbobbin and I wish the beeb would give the option to use media player as well. (Last time I had Real Player it kept messing other things up. I might be brave and download it again though. It's been a few years. Perhaps it doesn't have the same bad habits it used to.)

Nez said...

Well, I succombed to the charms of real-player (behaving itself so far) and have had a listen. I think my favourite bit was the onety-one, onety-two bit.

Interestingly I think it is a concept that translates into some foreign languages - well, as far as the numbers 11-19 go anyway.

And French is particularly 'unusual' from 70 onwards. 70 is soixante-dix which would literally translate as sixty-ten. 80 is guatre-vingt (four-twentys) and 90 is the very odd quatre-vingt-dix (You're a bright chap - I'll leave you to work that one out.)

So - even more genius for being a multi-lingual idea!

Sarah said...

Dave, could you remind us the order in which the shows will be played? You recorded Germaine Greer's episode fifth but played it second? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I thought the hot puddings bloke was really rather sweet. And, as was said in the show, brave to pitch it to Germaine Greer. :D

Flick x

Dave Gorman said...

I'd tell you the order if I knew it... but I don't. I think it's Simon Munnery next but I might be wrong.

The last one will be Charlie Brooker because we referred to it being the last one in the show... so my guess is that the next three will be Simon Munnery/Gyles Brandreth/Charlie Brooker.

Nez said...

Get me! It's just about 6.30pm on a Monday and I'm remembering a certain radio programme I must listen to! Are you impressed? I know I am.

Nez said...

I think the duvet idea in this week's episode was truly inspired. I'd buy one.

Might be difficult changing the sheets though...!