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.