8 Out Of 10 Cats
…You know, professional funny folk who are paid to make people laugh. How do you compete with that!
Richard Hammond’s Journey
to the Centre of the Planet
In making this show I learned that our planet is far, far from being an inert lump of rock that we live on; it has a vital, dynamic role to play in defining and enabling our existence. People talk about going on a ‘journey’ in TV shows: well this has to be the ultimate such journey not only across and around our world but deep into it. It’s a journey that changed the way I think about the earth beneath our feet. I hope it does the same for you.
Richard Hammond’s Journey To The Centre Of The Planet begins on Tuesday, 19th July at 21.00 on BBC One. Episode Two – Richard Hammond’s Journey To The Bottom Of The Ocean – is on Tuesday, 26th July.
A masterful display of the art of balancing keen political insight with sociological commentary, this is an objective platform for informed and razor-edged debate. And there are people falling off things whilst I sit and laugh with you. It’s the biggest – and daftest – obstacle course in the world and the gorgeous Amanda Byram is there with the contestants to laugh at them as they fall on their faces in mud whilst I sit on a stool in a warm and dry studio and make silly comments. I love doing this show more than I love cheese. Which is a lot. A real lot.
colleagues as we embark on a voyage to explore the truths, difficult or otherwise, inherent in our modern society. Mostly we mess about in cars all over the world and get stuff wrong. We are, to quote the show’s unofficial motto, ‘ambitious but rubbish’. Except we don’t say rubbish, we use another word which kind of means the same but is shorter.
Blast Lab is filmed in my top-secret underground lab where two teams of young scientists do battle in a series of scientific challenges. The winners take home a wheelbarrow full of prizes. The losers get the same prizes but have to blow them up in an exploding bidet. I know, sounds kinda weird; best go to the show’s own website to find out more.
Blast Lab Series 4 begins on Thursday, 14th July at 16.30 on BBC One and then is repeated on Saturdays at 11.15 on BBC Two
I loved making these programmes and hope you enjoy them too.