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Richard Hammond’s Brain Reaction: Desiree Burch, Kiell Smith-Bynoe (S1EP3 Comedy Central Wed 27 April 2022)



Victoria Coren Mitchell and Desiree Burch compete against Johnny Vegas and Kiell Smith-Bynoe. Ria Lina, a comedian and science geek, is once again on hand to assist the teams.

When the teams are asked to bet on the hardest naturally existing substance on Earth in a game of Blacksmith vs Diamond, Johnny’s wild proposition ends in calamity. A scientific examination into lip reading and how humans decode speech results in some humorous miscommunications. Victoria and Johnny look into if a student can drink a pint upside down faster than a Slinky can walk down the stairs. And the teams discover what happens when a rugby player is pitted against a fire hose in an exciting climax.

Airdate: Wed 27 April 2022 at 21:00 on Comedy Central

Season 1 Episode 3

Richard Hammond’s Brain Reaction will be hosted by Richard Hammond along with some intellectual help from his brainy side-kick, Comedian Ria Lina.  Each week, a team of comics and celebrities led by team captains Johnny Vegas and Victoria Coren Mitchell will battle it out trying to make sense of the world through brilliantly bizarre conundrums. 

Ever wondered what’s fastest; an athlete or a flame ripping along a trough of petrol? Or whether a rugby player could push forward against a fireman’s hose? In this show, your next-door neighbour’s got as much chance of getting the answer right as an Astrophysicist – which is just as well…