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Greenlit: Child Genius, Channel 4

Child Genius (4 x 60′) Britain’s most gifted kids get their turn in the spotlight as we follow 20 extraordinary children and their families through the ultimate competition to find the UK’s brainiest child.

In many countries, including the US, competitions such as spelling bees are highly prized, but in the UK, being clever isn’t seen as cool. But in 2013, the UK’s cleverest 5-11 year olds will enter the first ever competition to find the nation’s child genius of the year. The competition, organised in association with Mensa, will celebrate twenty remarkable children as they showcase their amazing mental abilities.

The programme has exclusive access to the kids and their parents through every phase of the build-up and the contest, and with individual and parental pride at stake, they will battle it out in four rounds to see who is crowned champion.

The series will explore every aspect of their lives: what does it takes to raise a genius? Are the kids born with their abilities or are they are result of their upbringing? Filled with laughs, warmth, and jaw-dropping moments, this is the ultimate competition to find Britain’s brainiest kid.

Channel: Channel 4

Producer: Wall to Wall

TX: 2013

Source: Channel 4 press release


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