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8 Out Of 10 Cats

If you missed it a few weeks back, I made my debut on Channel 4’s very witty 8 Out of 10 Cats. Former star-in-a-reasonably-priced-car Carol Vorderman was also on, and we went head-to-head with the likes of Sean Lock and Jon Richardson…

…You know, professional funny folk who are paid to make people laugh. How do you compete with that!

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Richard Hammond’s Journey

to the Centre of the Planet

Our planet is unique. It’s an extraordinary piece of engineering over four and a half billion years old. Now in a two-part series for BBC One, I embark on a fascinating journey to the centre of the planet using state of the art technology - a giant 3D virtual earth - to investigate how the earth’s machine dominates the modern world round around us and what's happening beneath our feet in a way we've never seen before.

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.

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Total Wipeout

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.

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.

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Total Wipeout website

Top Gear

It’s the biggest car show in the world – which rather took us by surprise. Again, a rare opportunity to see me stretch my intellectual legs in the company of two other equally balanced and even-handed


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.

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Top Gear website

BLAST LAB

I loved science at school, but I was kind of rubbish at it. I also liked art and I thought it must be impossible to like both so I kind of hid in science lessons. Shame really, cos it can be great fun finding out why things do what they do.

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

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Blast Lab website

Engineering Connections

Interesting things about fascinating structures, machines and vehicles all over the world. What connects a cutting-edge passenger jet to a Mongolian war bow? What has the tallest building in the world got to do with a caged bird?


I loved making these programmes and hope you enjoy them too.

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Engineering Connections website