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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 5

Richard Hammond's Brain Reaction. Image shows from L to R: Bobby Mair, David Baddiel, Ria Lina, Richard Hammond, Victoria Coren Mitchell, Lou Sanders
David Baddiel, standing in for Johnny Vegas, goes head to head with Victoria Coren Mitchell. Guests Bobby Mair and Lou Sanders join the fun, while comedian and brainiac Ria Lina tries to keep things on track.

Further details

In a game called Ham versus Hamster, a heated discussion about gravity and freefall nearly ends in a fight. Lou employs some outrageous techniques in a bid to raise David's heart rate.

The teams meet Britain's tallest man and former Harlem Globetrotter, Paul 'Tiny' Sturgess, as he takes on a weather balloon, and Bobby gets very worked up over whether a woman can run faster than fire. If you want to know the answer to this experiment, you'll have to tune in.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 11th May 2022
Comedy Central
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 12th May 2022 10:00pm Comedy Central
Sunday 15th May 2022 12:00am CC Extra
Sunday 15th May 2022 11:15pm Comedy Central

Cast & crew

Richard Hammond Host / Presenter
Victoria Coren Mitchell Team Captain
Ria Lina Self
Guest cast
David Baddiel Team Captain
Bobby Mair Guest
Lou Sanders Guest
Paul Sturgess Self
Diana Norman 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
Scott Edwards 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


Can you really run faster than fire?

The guests place their predictions on whether petrol can outburn an athlete...

Featuring: Richard Hammond, Victoria Coren Mitchell, Ria Lina, David Baddiel, Bobby Mair & Lou Sanders.

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