Gadget Geeks

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Gadget Geeks
Directed by Jake Cardew
Gareth Cornick
Matt Gillbe
Ross Young
Presented by Emma Barnett
Rory Reid
Ian Morris
Colin Furze
Charles Yarnold
Tom Scott
Narrated by Julian Rhind-Tutt
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 13
Executive producer(s) Ed Crick
Mike Griffiths
Producer(s) Jake Attwell
Running time 60mins (inc. adverts)
Production company(s) Bullseye Productions
Original network Sky1
Picture format 16:9 (1080i HDTV)
Original release 16 January (2012-01-16) – 9 April 2012 (2012-04-09)
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Gadget Geeks was a British television series that aired on Sky1, and focused on technology and gadgets. The series differed to the Channel 5 series The Gadget Show, in that it didn't just feature commercially available technology, but also specially-built items designed by the in-house "geeks" (Tom Scott, Colin Furze, and Charles Yarnold).

The show was commissioned by Sky[1] in 2011. After the show was aired, it was not commissioned for another series.


The show is divided into two sections. One features gadgets and technology that are available commercially. These segments are presented by technology journalists Rory Reid, Ian Morris[2] and Emma Barnett.[3] The other is "builds" where a problem is solved by the three experts creating their own gadgets to help a member of the public with a specific challenge. The builds are presented by Colin Furze, Tom Scott and Charles Yarnold.


No. Title Original air date
1 "Episode 1" January 16, 2012 (2012-01-16)
Emma Barnett and Ian Morris head to Ibiza to help a holiday rep find the best underwater camera, while Colin Furze, Tom Scott and Charles Yarnold create a portable time slice camera rig to capture parkour stunts and transform a Sinclair C5 into a `monster machine'. Plus, Ian and Rory help 2011 Got to Dance champions Chris and Wes find the perfect speakers for street dancing.
2 "Episode 2" January 23, 2012 (2012-01-23)
The team takes a set of self-powered water skis for a trial run, and invents a new paintball game inspired by a milk float. Plus, the geeks test celebrity-endorsed cooking equipment, and enlist the help of a triathlete to review the latest sports watches.
3 "Episode 3" January 30, 2012 (2012-01-30)
The team presents a fashion store manager with a machine that vends T-shirts, and helps a farmer get rich off his land with a robotic treasure-finder. Plus, the geeks assist a golfing prodigy in his hunt for the best slow-motion camera.
4 "Episode 4" February 6, 2012 (2012-02-06)
Emma Barnett, Rory Reid and Ian Morris test a robotic jockey's ability to exercise a busy rider's horse, and propose a new cannon delivery system to improve a fast-food business. Plus, a classical musician recommends the best noise-cancelling headphones, and a motorist looks at the latest electric cars.
5 "Episode 5" February 13, 2012 (2012-02-13)
The team test-rides electric bikes and helps a film fan find the best surround-sound system. Plus, a restaurant powered by chip fat, and a comedian performing a gig from hundreds of miles away via virtual technology.
6 "Episode 6" February 20, 2012 (2012-02-20)
The team heads to Spain to test a mind-controlled parachute, before travelling to the Valley football stadium, where Charlton Athletic's matchday announcer reviews a selection of tablet PCs. They also help a club owner appraise the latest DJ equipment, and create a urinal-based video game.
7 "Episode 7" February 27, 2012 (2012-02-27)
The team transforms a skate park into one big computer game for a roller-blader, before making a robot herder for a farmer whose dog has a fear of sheep. Ian Morris, Emma Barnett and Rory Reid join an explorer to sample a range of `rugged' laptops, and try to persuade a group of models to spend a night in the woods with the latest camping technology.
8 "Episode 8" March 5, 2012 (2012-03-05)
Charles Yarnold, Colin Furze and Tom Scott create an automated Twitter account enabling people to keep track of their cats, and a pub landlady is presented with a wine-launching device. A skateboarder joins Emma Barnett, Rory Reid and Ian Morris to test the latest extreme sports toys, and a groundsman puts a selection of robotic lawnmowers through their paces.
9 "F1 Special" March 12, 2012 (2012-03-12)
The presenters take part in a special Formula 1 edition of the show.
10 "Episode 10" March 19, 2012 (2012-03-19)
Colin Furze, Tom Scott and Charles Yarnold invent a song-writing machine for a band, before helping a businessman fit in a round of golf before work. Plus, Emma Barnett, Rory Reid and Ian Morris put sat-nav technology to the test, and a comic-book fan gives the trio a lesson in crime-fighting.
11 "Episode 11" March 26, 2012 (2012-03-26)
Colin Furze, Tom Scott and Charles Yarnold design a dating machine to help a single woman find a man, while Emma Barnett, Rory Reid and Ian Morris review the latest get-fit gadgets. Plus, a toy-shop owner receives an addition to her shelves, and the team goes star-gazing with the help of some hi-tech telescopes.
12 "Episode 12" April 2, 2012 (2012-04-02)
Colin Furze, Tom Scott and Charles Yarnold invent a tattoo printer, while Ian Morris, Rory Reid and Emma Barnett review the latest remote control helicopters. A group of cyclists examines bike accessories, and a B&B owner gets help with the laundry.
13 "Episode 13" April 9, 2012 (2012-04-09)
The Geeks help out a hotel and design a special window with a stunning view. They find out all there is to know about the latest range of eBook readers too.


  1. ^ Fletcher, Alex (2011-06-23). "'Gadget Geeks' to tackle technology for Sky1". Retrieved 2012-01-24. 
  2. ^ Morris, Ian (16 January 2012). "Behind the scenes of Sky 1's Gadget Geeks". Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Barnett, Emma (15 January 2012). "My life as one of Sky 1's Gadget Geeks". Sunday Telegraph. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 

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