Absolute Genius with Dick and Dom

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Absolute Genius with Dick and Dom
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Presented by Richard McCourt
Dominic Wood
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 4
No. of episodes 19 (list of episodes)
Running time 30 minutes
Original network CBBC
Original release 23 January 2013 (2013-01-23) – present

Absolute Genius with Dick and Dom is a British television series broadcast on CBBC and presented by Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood (Dick and Dom). In each episode the duo study the work of a genius and attempt to recreate one of their ideas, occasionally with some improvements using technology not available in the subject's lifetime. They are assisted by Fran Scott (credited as Science Consultant) and experts in the field of what is being studied.

The series was one of several commissioned by the BBC to interest young children in science, it follows the success of Professor Brian Cox who has been credited with making teenagers interested in the subject. The BBC chose Dick and Dom as the appropriate presenters for the intended age group.[1]

In November 2014, Dick and Dom won the 2014 Children's Presenter BAFTA Award for series 2 of the show [2]

In summer 2014 CBBC renewed the program for a third and fourth series, series four currently airing on CBBC wednesdays in november- December.

Episode list[edit]

Series 1[edit]

# Title Genius studied Original air date
1 "Archimedes" Archimedes of Syracuse 23 January 2013 (2013-01-23)
2 "Von Braun" Wernher von Braun 30 January 2013 (2013-01-30)
3 "Newton" Isaac Newton 6 February 2013 (2013-02-06)
4 "Faraday" Michael Faraday 13 February 2013 (2013-02-13)
5 "Derbyshire" Delia Derbyshire 20 February 2013 (2013-02-20)
6 "Bazalgette" Joseph Bazalgette 27 February 2013 (2013-02-27)
7 "Watt" James Watt 6 March 2013 (2013-03-06)
8 "Widdowson" Elsie Widdowson 13 March 2013 (2013-03-13)
9 "Da Vinci" Leonardo da Vinci 20 March 2013 (2013-03-20)
10 "Brunel" Isambard Kingdom Brunel 27 March 2013 (2013-03-27)

Series 2[edit]

# Title Genius(es) studied Original air date
11 "The Wright Brothers" Wright brothers 22 January 2014 (2014-01-22)
12 "Fleming" Alexander Fleming 29 January 2014 (2014-01-29)
13 "Marconi" Guglielmo Marconi 5 February 2014 (2014-02-05)
14 "Benz" Karl Benz 12 February 2014 (2014-02-12)
15 "Herschel" Caroline Herschel 19 February 2014 (2014-02-19)
16 "Al-Jazari" al-Jazari 26 February 2014 (2014-02-26)
17 "Darwin" Charles Darwin 5 March 2014 (2014-03-05)
18 "Turing" Alan Turing 12 March 2014 (2014-03-12)
19 "Curie" Marie Curie 26 March 2014 (2014-03-26)
20 "Fox Talbot" Henry Fox Talbot 2 April 2014 (2014-04-02)

series 3[edit]

2014 In this series [Dick and Dom] move on from science and now look at all the apps that people can download to their Ipads, phones and computers. At the end of each show they try to make their own game in real life.

series 4[edit]

2015 In series 4 [Dick and Dom] are now looking at super tech from all over the world from tech that can save life's to tech that you can buy to tech that is out of this world and at the end of each show they try and make their own super tech ad beat the challenge set to them. the series is airing at the moment


  1. ^ Brown, Maggie (20 January 2013). "TV bids to win pre-school kids over to science". guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "2014 Children's Presenter BAFTA". BAFTA. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 

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