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Richard Hammond's Brain Reaction

Richard Hammond's Brain Reaction

  • TV panel show
  • Comedy Central
  • 2022
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Science-based panel show hosted by Richard Hammond. Also features Victoria Coren Mitchell, Johnny Vegas and Ria Lina.

  • Episode 1 repeated Tuesday 12th July at 2:45am on CC Extra

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Series 1, Episode 1

Richard Hammond's Brain Reaction. Image shows from L to R: Henning Wehn, Johnny Vegas, Ria Lina, Richard Hammond, Victoria Coren Mitchell, London Hughes
In this first episode of Richard Hammond's Brain Reaction, Victoria Coren Mitchell and teammate London Hughes go head to head with Johnny Vegas and Henning Wehn. And shining the light of science on proceedings is comedian and brain box Ria Lina.

Further details

In a tense game of Domino verses Buzz Wire, the teams' manual dexterity and ability to remain calm under pressure are put to the test. A scientific investigation into our taste buds sees Johnny and Henning play taster and feeder in a romantic scene - and if this doesn't put you off your dinner, nothing will!

Former England cricketer Ryan Sidebottom joins the teams with his shiny ball to demonstrate the power and speed of his throw. And Victoria and London muse over the aerodynamics of household items in Fridge versus Armchair.

And if you've ever wondered what'll travel farthest when fired out of a nitrogen cannon, then wonder no more...

Broadcast details

Wednesday 13th April 2022
Comedy Central
60 minutes


  1. Tuesday 12th July 2022 at 2:45am on CC Extra
  2. Saturday 16th July 2022 at 4:00am on CC Extra

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 14th April 2022 10:00pm Comedy Central
Sunday 17th April 2022 12:00am CC Extra
Sunday 17th April 2022 11:35pm Comedy Central

Cast & crew

Richard Hammond Host / Presenter
Victoria Coren Mitchell Team Captain
Johnny Vegas Team Captain
Ria Lina Self
Guest cast
London Hughes Guest
Henning Wehn Guest
Ryan Sidebottom Self
Writing team
Ivor Baddiel Writer
Athena Kugblenu Writer
Robin Morgan Writer
Production team
Julian Smith (as Julian Clarke-Smith) Director
Julie Kelling Series Producer
Rob Morris Producer
Jack Harris Producer
Victoria Payne Executive Producer
Erika Dodd Executive Producer
Claire Zolkwer Executive Producer
Blair Krempel Executive Producer
Mark Wood Executive Producer
Tara Ali Line Producer
Christian Blood Editor
Chris Webster Production Designer
Roger Williams (as Roger Toakley Williams) Lighting Designer
Chris Banks (as Banks & Wag) Composer
Wag Marshall-Page (as Banks & Wag) Composer


Food hell

Johnny Vegas and Victoria Coren Mitchell must guess what disgusting dinner teammates Henning Wehn and London Hughes are feeding them on a 'blind date'...

Featuring: Richard Hammond, Victoria Coren Mitchell, Johnny Vegas, London Hughes & Henning Wehn.

Ryan Sidebottom bowling at a car window

Cricket star Ryan Sidebottom attempts to bowl through a car window. Can the teams guess correctly what will happen?

Featuring: Richard Hammond, Victoria Coren Mitchell, Johnny Vegas, London Hughes, Henning Wehn & Ryan Sidebottom.

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