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Series following the smartest children from across the UK and their families.
Child Genius returns as 16 of the country's cleverest eight to 12-year-olds - and their extraordinary parents - battle for the title of Britain's brightest child in the Child Genius competition. Led by quizmaster extraordinaire Richard Osman, this four-part series opens with the demanding Maths and Memory rounds. Among those competing are 12-year-old Mog, who entered himself to prove that you don't need pushy parents to win. Simon, from Essex, has trained his 11-year-old son Christopher for the show for the past three years. Together they've analysed every previous episode to find a way to win. Hayley returns to the competition two years after her eldest, Curtis, took part, hoping her 11-year-old daughter Sophia can win. There's also Max from west London, whose mum Fanny wants him to embrace his intellect. But with ADHD, how will he respond to the competition?
It's stage two of Child Genius. Led by quizmaster extraordinaire Richard Osman, the remaining 13 competitors - and their parents - face a challenging General Knowledge exam, with topics ranging from arts, science and history and a fiendishly difficult memory round testing the recall of over 155 UK rail stations. Taking to the podium is 12 year old cacti enthusiast Mog. There's also 12-year-old Joshua, whose ultra-competitive dad believes anyone withholding their child from competition is committing 'child abuse'. Sophia from north London, has had to cram preparation for the competition into a packed schedule of elite ice-skating, acting at a famous drama school, and starring in her mum Hayley's audio-book.
It's the semi-final stage. Quizmaster Richard Osman tests the remaining ten competitors, who face a challenging Language and Comprehension round and a gruelling spelling test to reach the final. Ten-year-old Rhea is from west London. Rhea's mum gave up her career as an obstetrician and GP to focus on her children's education and has mapped out a life-plan for her daughter: winning Child Genius is the current goal. Will sibling rivals Georgia and Stephen both make it through? Can Mog maintain his position as front-runner? Or will nine-year-old Saffy - the 'silent assassin' - take out the competition?
It's the Child Genius final. Quizmaster Richard Osman tests the five gifted finalists as they chase the coveted trophy. Round One is a specialist round, with topics ranging from spiders that mimic insects to Russian ballet, Florence Nightingale's influence on military and healthcare reform, to Margaret Thatcher's premiership and tax policy. The last two standing then advance to the final round, with questions on maths, spelling and general knowledge. The semi-finalists include Saffy, Rhea, siblings Georgia and Stephen, and 12-year-old Jonathan, who hopes his specialist subject of public health and sanitation in the Victorian era can help him win.
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