The Family Brain Games - BBC2

Dr Hannah Critchlow with Dara Ó Briain
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Who’ll come out top in The Generation Game for geniuses in new show The Family Brain Games?

The Family Brain Games host Dara Ó Briain is known for his presenting and comedy but, as someone who studied maths and physics at university, he’s in his element at the helm of this fascinating new game show.

Over the next two weeks, eight smart families will test their wits in a series of ingenious challenges designed to test ‘group intelligence’, before one emerges victorious.

The Simmons family

Contenders: the Simmons family

Created by neuroscientists at London’s Imperial College, the games assess communication, strategy and adaptability, along with more traditional skills, and the results are very interesting.

Suffice to say, age and experience don’t always win the day! Continues tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday.

TV Times rating: ****

Viewers in Wales can see this tomorrow (Tuesday) at 6.30pm

Sean Marland
Feature writer for TV Times, What's On TV, TV & Satellite Week and

Sean has been writing about all things telly for over 10 years and in that time he's been lucky enough to interview stars like Ian McKellen, Tom Hardy and Kate Winslet. His favourite shows are I'm Alan Partridge, The Wire, People Just Do Nothing and Succession and in his spare time he enjoys drinking tea, doing crosswords and watching football.