Child Genius



Richard Osman returns with the competition to find the nation’s brightest child, with 20 of the country’s cleverest eight to 12-year-olds – and their parents – battling it out for the title. Broadcast over six consecutive evenings, the contest opens with the demanding Spelling and complex Linguistic Memory rounds – testing the participants on their recall of the Latin and Greek-derived scientific names of 60 fruit and vegetables, with three kids having to leave the tournament after these two challenges.