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Episode 3 of 7

This week, four streetwise hairdressers take on a team of brainy young boffins in a series of funny challenges that test who's the smartest.

Matt Edmondson presents a provocative and funny studio game show. Clever v Stupid uses surprising games and unusual tasks to challenge the way we look at intelligence.

In each show a team of academically brilliant young people, the 'Clevers' take on a team who some might think are a little bit 'Stupid'. The two teams face quirky challenges that test all different areas of their intelligence, rather than simply measuring IQ and conventional intelligence. With the help of psychologists, the games have been designed to level the playing field between the two teams, making it a fair fight.

Using games based on psychological research the show tests the teams' creativity, their emotional intelligence, their physical dexterity and practical skills.

The winner is decided in a dramatic final round called The Ultimate Mind Game that uses state of the art equipment to test the contestants' brainpower and focus.

A team of hairdressers go up against a Latin master, a literary scholar, a mathematical genius and a doctor of pharmacology. The hairdressers are out to prove they are sharper than they look.

The teams have to use their emotional intelligence to find Matt a date; get practical in a relay race to put up household items; get creative with breaking news; and demonstrate physical control when serving dinner wearing goggles that turn the world upside down.

30 minutes

Last on

Mon 28 Sep 2009 04:35


Role Contributor
Presenter Matt Edmondson