Worldwide icon-chevron-right Europe icon-chevron-right United Kingdom icon-chevron-right England icon-chevron-right London icon-chevron-right Child Genius
Child Genius

Child Genius

Tue Jun 11, 9-10pm, C4

By Phil Harrison
Advertising
Alan Partridge once memorably threatened to throw fictional child prodigy Simon Fisher into a disused canal. And at first, you could probably be forgiven for wishing a similar fate on some of the young scamps in this documentary series. But give it time and you’ll understand that their freaky intelligence is as much curse as blessing. Much of what we learn from this opening film, we learn from the parents. In fact, it could be argued that they’re probably the real subjects.

And they face a tricky call. Should parents with precocious kids seek to normalise their offspring? Or should they stretch their potential, however alienating it becomes? Many of the parents we meet here are struggling to find the right balance and it makes for uncomfortable if guiltily hilarious viewing.
Recommended

    You may also like

      Best selling Time Out Offers

        Support Time Out

        We see you’re using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue is Time Out’s main source of income. The content you’re reading is made by independent, expert local journalists.

        Support Time Out directly today and help us champion the people and places which make the city tick. Cheers!

        Donate now
        Advertising