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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.

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Series 1, Episode 2

Richard Hammond's Brain Reaction. Image shows from L to R: Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Johnny Vegas, Ria Lina, Richard Hammond, Victoria Coren Mitchell, Maisie Adam
This episode sees Victoria Coren Mitchell and teammate Maisie Adam go head to head with Johnny Vegas and Krishnan Guru-Murthy. As always, the teams are joined by science brainbox and comedian Ria Lina.

Further details

In a gripping experiment, a strongman is challenged to rip 10 decks of playing cards with his bare hands.

An investigation into the effects of alcohol on the body leaves Maisie and Krishnan disoriented and out of control as they race to complete an obstacle course.

Victoria and Johnny take on the UK's current speed cubing champion in a round called Shape Sorter versus Rubik's Cube.

And in an explosive game of Fireworks Versus Water, the teams try to work out which will do the best job of launching a wheelie bin rocket into space.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 20th April 2022
Comedy Central
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 21st April 2022 10:00pm Comedy Central
Sunday 24th April 2022 12:05am CC Extra
Sunday 24th April 2022 10:45pm Comedy Central
Thursday 14th July 2022 3:00am CC Extra

Cast & crew

Richard Hammond Host / Presenter
Victoria Coren Mitchell Team Captain
Johnny Vegas Team Captain
Ria Lina Self
Guest cast
Maisie Adam Guest
Krishnan Guru-Murthy Guest
George Scholey Self
Steve Stevens (as Titan) 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


Maisie Adam gets decked by strongman

Ripping a deck of playing cards in half? Strongman Titan demonstrates how it is done.

Featuring: Richard Hammond, Victoria Coren Mitchell, Johnny Vegas, Ria Lina, Maisie Adam, Krishnan Guru-Murthy & Titan.

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