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Richard Bacon presents a series helping people to unlock their previously hidden talents and skills

About the Show

Richard Bacon presents a series helping people to unlock their previously hidden talents and skills

Series 1 Summary

How far can natural talent really go and what if it could change your life? Hidden Talent discovers people with extraordinary hidden talents they never dreamed they had.

Hundreds of randomly selected people are put through a series of tests to identify those with hidden abilities and nine participants discover if they can go from being a total novice to a top-class performer in record time.

Presenter Richard Bacon follows their progress, uncovering the amazing science that enables these individuals to achieve what others can only dream of.

  • Episode 1

    Episode 1

    The first episode sets out to find people with hidden talents for rock climbing and lie detection, and develop the natural abilities they never knew they had

  • Episode 2

    Episode 2

    This episode looks for someone with the physical and mental capacity to succeed in free-diving, and someone who, with no previous artistic training, can spot a masterpiece in a room of fakes

  • Episode 3

    Episode 3

    This episode searches for a naturally extraordinarily talented linguist and gives a talented A-Level drop-out a unique opportunity to prove his potential to himself and to his family

  • Episode 4

    Episode 4

    The experts look for people with two very different abilities: the natural aptitude to become an opera singer and the instinct to navigate through the wilderness without a map or a compass.

  • Episode 5

    Episode 5

    Hidden Talent sets out to find a super-tasker who can perform two or more demanding tasks simultaneously, and a super-recogniser who never forgets a face

  • Episode 6

    Episode 6

    The series finale catches up with some of the amazing individuals who found their hidden talents to discover how the experience has changed their lives.