The Einstein Factor
is an Australian television quiz show that was broadcast on ABC1
. The show's host is comedian and broadcaster Peter Berner
. It was first broadcast in 2004 and in 2009 the show commenced its sixth and final season, with the ABC announcing the program would not be renewed in 2010.Bodey, Michael: , The Australian
, 24 August 2009. The final episode aired on 22 November, 2009. It was broadcast on Sunday nights at 6:30 pm from 2004 until 2009 & now on Tuesdays at 1:30pm on ABC. The Einstein Factor
was created by Australian television producer, Barry O'Brien, and was produced by Sparkz with Ian Duncan and Shaun Levin as Executive Producers.
The show's self-styled goal is to find the person who "knows everything about something and something about everything". To that end, contestants with specially nominated subjects appear each week. The show is also noted for Berner's offbeat manner and humorous approach to being a quizmaster. The program has proved quite popular with a wide audience, unusually so for a program broadcast on the ABC.
The key to the program's uniqueness is the use of a Brains Trust, a panel of three "experts", usually celebrities, who compete alongside the contestants. Regular Brains Trustees have included Barry Jones
, Berner's radio colleagues Tony Moclair
and Matt Parkinson
, comedians Tim Ferguson
and Michael Veitch
, musician Red Symons
and scientist Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
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