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Absolute Genius with Dick and Dom
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Title cards for Series 1-2
Presented by Richard McCourt
Dominic Wood
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 5
No. of episodes 39 (list of episodes)
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Release
Original network CBBC
Original release 23 January 2013 (2013-01-23) – present

Absolute Genius with Dick and Dom (Previously also known as Appsolute Genius: with Dick & Dom and Absolute Genius: Super Tech with Dick & Dom) (Currently Know as Absolute Genius: Monster Builds) 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

In June 2016 it was announced that filming had begun for series 5 of Absolute Genius with Dick and Dom via Fran's official Twitter page.[3]

Series overview[edit]

Series Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 10 23 January 2013 27 March 2013
2 10 22 January 2014 2 April 2014
3 8 2014 2014
4 8 28 October 2015 18 February 2016
5 10 19 October 2016 21 December 2016

Episode list[edit]

Series 1 (2013)[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 (2014)[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 (2014)[edit]

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 3 ran for 8 Episodes over 8 weeks. Series three was titled Appsolute Genius with Dick & Dom.

# Title Genius(es) studied Original air date
21 "Episode 1" TBA 2014 (2014)
22 "Episode 2" TBA 2014 (2014)
23 "Characters" TBA 2014 (2014)
24 "Story" TBA 2014 (2014)
25 "Building a World" TBA 2014 (2014)
26 "Coding" TBA 2014 (2014)
27 "Platform" TBA 2014 (2014)
28 "The Winner's Story" TBA 2014 (2014)

Series 4 (2015-2016)[edit]

In series 4 Dick and Dom are now looking at super tech from all over the world from tech that can save lives to tech that you can buy to tech that is out of this world, and at the end of each show they try to make their own super tech and beat the challenge set to them. Series 4 ran for 8 Episodes over a 8 weeks. Series four was titled Absolute Genius Super Tech with Dick & Dom.

# Title Genius(es) studied Original air date
29 "Space Tec" TBA 28 October 2015 (2015-10-28)
30 "Robots" TBA 4 November 2015 (2015-11-04)
31 "Techno Toys" TBA 11 November 2015 (2015-11-11)
32 "Communication" TBA 18 November 2015 (2015-11-18)
33 "Superhuman Tech" TBA 25 November 2015 (2015-11-25)
34 "Super Transport" TBA 2 December 2015 (2015-12-02)
35 "Dick and Dom's Tech" TBA 9 December 2016 (2016-12-09)
36 "Absolute Genius" TBA 18 February 2016 (2016-02-18)


Series 5 (2016)[edit]

In Series 5 Dick and Dom and Fran are looking at monster builds. The fifth series was confirmed on 2 June 2016. Filming took place throughout 2016[4] The fifth series will launch on CBBC on 19 October 2016 under a new name Absolute Genius Monster Builds.[5][6]

# Title Genius studie(s) Original air date
37 "Deep Underground" Eupalinos
Alfred Nobel
James Robbins
19 October 2016 (2016-10-19)
38 "Mile High City" TBC 26 October 2016 (2016-10-26)
39 "Battling Nature" TBC 2 November 2016 (2016-11-02)
40 "TBC" TBC 9 November 2016 (2016-11-09)
41 "TBC" TBC 16 November 2016 (2016-11-16)
42 "TBC" TBC 23 November 2016 (2016-11-23)
43 "TBC" TBC 30 November 2016 (2016-11-30)
44 "TBC" TBC 7 December 2016 (2016-12-07)
45 "TBC" TBC 14 December 2016 (2016-12-14)
46 "TBC" TBC 21 December 2016 (2016-12-21)

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