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Hammond’s back on BBC2 this Sunday night

The third series of Richard’s Engineering Connections kicks off with Dubai’s sail-shaped Burj Al Arab hotel...

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Jeremy and Richard mourn James: behind the scenes (series 16, episode 3)

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Jeremy and Richard discuss the implications of James’ heroic escape from the Albanian rozzers

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Behind the scenes: Richard attends morning meeting (series 16, episode 3)

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Follow Richard into our hangar as the cameramen discuss how they’re going to make the magic happen

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Richard Hammond and mother.

Jeremy once claimed that Richard was born to be on TV. After a rapid climb through hospital radio and cable TV he landed his big break on BBC Two for Top Gear. The rest is history. At one point, it was possible to turn on your TV and see Richard on every channel at any time of day. Phew. Anyway, it's obvious women the world over adore him - something about his puppy dog eyes, and wanting to protect him from the nasty Mr Clarkson. Richard has not had his teeth whitened.