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Richard Hammond’s Brain Reaction: London Hughes, Henning Wehn – Series Premiere (S1EP1 Comedy Central Wed 13 April 2022)

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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.

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…

Airdate: Wed 13 April 2022 at 21:00 on Comedy Central

Season 1 Episode 1

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…