Make Your Child Brilliant

Episode Guide

Episode Guide


Series 1 · Episode 1

Expert in gifted children Bernadette Tynan is making it her mission to prove that brain training really works by showing how she can go into any school and spot a seemingly ordinary child whose gifts are being missed. In Leeds, will she pick 10 year old Nicholas who reveals entrepreneurial ability during her challenges but whose struggles with literacy and approach to learning have left him bottom of the class? Or could it be quietly focused Ben, who has a passion for gardening, an ability that lies beyond the school gates?


Series 1 · Episode 2

In Brighton, will she pick quick witted Emily, who some may see as a giggler but Bernadette sees as having signs of a quick intellect at work.…? Or will she go for 11 year old Connor who is so creative that he finds it hard to focus on anything in the long term and follow his ideas through?


Series 1 · Episode 3

In Liverpool, will she pick 9 year old Sophie who’s been labelled as bossy but Bernadette sees as a real leader? Or could it be 8 year old Harris, who’s a bit of a chatterbox but Bernadette can see is someone who may get bored easily and likes to chat because his mind works that fast?


Series 1 · Episode 4

In Nottingham, will she choose John whose tinkering and experimenting may not have any chance to shine within the creative restraints of the National Curriculum, or might it will be 11 year old Molly, who has a really curious mind but hasn’t figured out a way to organise and remember all the information she is constantly gathering?


Series 1 · Episode 5

In London, will she go for 11 year old Aaliyah, a shy girl who is afraid to put her hand up in the classroom but reveals an amazing hidden gift for abstract thinking while she is drawing a picture, minus any artistic training? Or could it be nine year old Luke, whose mature creative writing ability is masked by poor handwriting and presentation?


Series 1 · Episode 6

In Manchester, will she pick Jamie the ‘enigma’, who likes to explore and try anything and everything, from guitar to art and piano, and keeps his mind completely open?