Monday, sbs, 7.30pm
“I didn’t teach him that, I don’t know where he got it from,” a father nervously laughs in this enlightening and upbeat new quiz show with a difference. Fronted by “quizmaster” Dr Susan Carland (pictured) and overseen by Mensa, Child Genius brings 19 gifted children together to compete for the title of Australia’s Child Genius. The camera follows the drama on stage, but also ventures into the children’s homes, giving usa n intimate portrait of these rather adorable and quirky geniuses, as well an insight into the diverse parents and the challenges they face. Tonight’s premiere kicks off with the subjects science and memory recall.