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
Production
Executive producer(s) Ed Crick
Mike Griffiths
Producer(s) Jake Attwell
Running time 60mins (inc. adverts)
Production company(s) Bullseye Productions
Release
Original network Sky1
Picture format 16:9 (1080i HDTV)
Original release 16 January (2012-01-16) – 9 April 2012 (2012-04-09)
External links
Website sky1.sky.com/sky1hd-shows/gadget-geeks

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.

Format[edit]

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.

Episodes[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fletcher, Alex (2011-06-23). "'Gadget Geeks' to tackle technology for Sky1". digitalspy.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-01-24. 
  2. ^ Morris, Ian (16 January 2012). "Behind the scenes of Sky 1's Gadget Geeks". Pocket-lint.com. 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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