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The Chasers Road Trip: Trains Brains and Automobiles

  • Episode:

    1 of 3

  • Transmission (TX):

    Thu 21 Jan 2021

  • TX Confirmed

    Yes

  • Time

    9.00pm - 10.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 03 2021 : Sat 16 Jan - Fri 22 Jan

  • Channel:

    ITV

  • Published:

    Wed 06 Jan 2021

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The Chasers Road Trip: Trains, Brains and Automobiles

Series overview

Anne Hegerty, Mark Labbett and Shaun Wallace - three of the biggest brains of the quizzing universe escape the confines of the studio to embark on an adventure like no other.

In this brand-new three part series The Chasers’ Road Trip: Trains, Brains and Automobiles, we follow our three fearless brainboxes as they pit their wits against extraordinary competition as they try to answer the age old question 'Are we really as smart as we think we are?'

To find the answers, this brand new primetime series, follows our three titans of trivia as they travel the globe to take on child geniuses, great apes, and the latest AI and robot technology.

We get to see three of Britain’s best-known brainboxes as we’ve never seen them before. On this intellectual journey like no other, our cerebral celebrities question if we underestimate animal intelligence by exploring the brightest sparks in the animal kingdom. 

The Chasers’ Road Trip is produced by Boundless (part of Fremantle).

Episode 1

This week, the Chasers journey to America to pit their wits against Kanzi, a Bonobo ape who is able to communicate with humans by using a series of pictures and symbols on a Lexigram, and in addition to this is also thought to be one of the first Apes to show an understanding of spoken English. They also meet a chimpanzee memory wizard, a 25-year-old gamer orang-utan called Katie and that well-known genius of the ocean, the dolphin. And, using their hearts as well as their heads, they will confront the moral challenge: that if humanity fully understood animal intelligence, would we treat them differently?