Child Ge­nius

Meet the new ju­nior brain­boxes as the series re­turns

TV Times - - Monday - real life / 8.00pm / C4 eb

Who knew the sight of chil­dren tack­ling spell­ing tests could be so ad­dic­tive? Richard Os­man once again hosts the strangely com­pelling series that sees 20 shock­ingly smart kids aim­ing to be named ‘Bri­tain’s Bright­est Child’.

There are pushy par­ents and pre­co­cious off­spring ga­lore, with one proud dad claim­ing, ‘Our son is as clever as Ein­stein

and Stephen Hawk­ing!’ and an­other declar­ing they are ‘fa­nat­i­cal about home­work’. With the series on ev­ery night this week you’ll soon work out who your favourites are, while de­spair­ing that you can an­swer even fewer ques­tions than on

Univer­sity chal­lenge. Who will tri­umph tonight as the daunt­ing mem­ory round looms?

Richard and the clever kids get their think­ing caps on

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