BBC Entertainment India to air Richard Hammond’s show

New Delhi: Richard Hammond’s Crash Course, an adventurous new series which sees Hammond test drive some of America’s most hazardous vehicles, will be airing on BBC Entertainment this August and September. The show premieres on Mon 27th Aug, on BBC Entertainment.

The series follows Richard Hammond, presenter of BBC Top Gear – the world’s most popular motoring show as he travels across the US and faces the ultimate challenge of learning how to operate America’s largest and most dangerous vehicles. Immersed in some of the country’s most extreme environments, he has only days to master these monstrous machines, a task that takes years for most people to achieve. Throughout his journey, Hammond works alongside local experts who operate these machines daily, while getting a true taste of American hospitality.

David Weiland, SVP Programming & TV Channels, BBC Worldwide Channels commented, “We are delighted to deliver yet another distinctive and original series to our global audiences this August. The launch of Richard Hammond’s Crash Course is a fantastic example of our ongoing commitment to bring our viewers around the world closer together, and to provide original, high quality programmes that capture the very best of British talent.”

Having experienced more than his fair share of international auto-escapades, and whizzed along countless race tracks, Hammond has driven just about every high-powered and luxurious vehicle ever made, courtesy of BBC Top Gear. Now, in Richard Hammond’s Crash Course, he experiences the world’s biggest and toughest vehicles that are made not for show, but to get a job done. Visiting six locations, with just three days in each, he must learn how to handle a variety of complex and dangerous machines. Not only is he in a foreign land, he is now the student, getting his hands dirty and learning all aspects of the job from the men and women who operate these essential machines. In the end, the experts decide if he has successfully completed each challenge.

Richard Hammond’s Crash Course is the latest global offering from BBC Worldwide, reinforcing the network’s commitment to stage bold and ambitious global television events that showcase the very best of British programming and UK talent to the world.

The series will broadcast across the following BBC Channels: BBC Knowledge (South Africa, Poland, Asia, Australia, New Zealand) ,BBC Entertainment (Nordics, India, Latin America) and BBC HD (Latin America and Brazil).Richard Hammond’s Crash course is a BBC AMERICA commission and produced by BBC Worldwide Productions.

Richard Hammond’s Crash Course premiers on Mon 27th Aug at 10 PM on BBC Entertainment. The show will run on weekdays at 10 PM.

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