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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

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 3

Richard Hammond's Brain Reaction. Image shows from L to R: Kiell Smith-Bynoe, Ria Lina, Richard Hammond, Johnny Vegas, Victoria Coren Mitchell, Desiree Burch
Victoria Coren Mitchell and teammate Desiree Burch go head-to-head with Johnny Vegas and Kiell Smith-Bynoe. As always, the teams are ably assisted by comedian and science geek Ria Lina.

Further details

In a game of Blacksmith versus Diamond, an outrageous suggestion from Johnny ends in disaster when the teams are challenged to bet on the hardest naturally occurring substance on Earth.

A scientific investigation into lip reading and how we decode speech leads to some hilarious misunderstandings.

Victoria and Johnny investigate the science behind whether a student can drink a pint upside down quicker than a Slinky can go down the stairs.

And the teams find out what happens if you pit a rugby player against a fire hose in an exciting finale.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 27th April 2022
Comedy Central
60 minutes


  1. Friday 15th July 2022 at 3:00am on CC Extra

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 28th April 2022 10:00pm Comedy Central
Sunday 1st May 2022 12:00am CC Extra
Monday 2nd May 2022 12:00am Comedy Central

Cast & crew

Richard Hammond Host / Presenter
Victoria Coren Mitchell Team Captain
Johnny Vegas Team Captain
Ria Lina Self
Guest cast
Desiree Burch Guest
Kiell Smith-Bynoe Guest
Owen Bush Self
Connor Simkins 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


Rugby player versus fireman's hose

The pressure is on as a rugby player battles a fireman's hose.

Featuring: Richard Hammond, Victoria Coren Mitchell, Johnny Vegas, Ria Lina, Desiree Burch & Kiell Smith-Bynoe.

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