• Duration:
    3 x 1 hour
  • Broadcaster:
    BBC One
  • Executive Producer:
    Jane Aldous and Alice Keens-Soper
  • Distribution:
    Terra Mater Factual Studios
  • Credit:
    Oxford Scientific Films / Terra Mater / PAAN/ Hamster's Wheel / The Open University

This three part series for BBC One follows Richard Hammond as he explores weather in a way it’s never been done before.   Setting up enormous experiments and using state of the art camera technology, he will reveal the hidden secrets at the heart of some of our most extreme weather in stunning detail.

Where ever you live on the planet, weather shapes your world. Yet for most of us, how weather works, remains a mystery.  Tornados, sandstorms and hail storms use simple ingredients like air, earth and water and transform them into something spectacular, powerful and incredibly dangerous. But even our everyday weather is a thing of astonishing beauty – and complexity – and not necessarily in the way you might think.

Richard will get right to the heart of these extraordinary phenomena by experiencing them first hand – from stepping inside a man made tornado in the USA and building an enormous cloud; to crushing a car with rain and detonating an avalanche. By teaming up with experts from around the world Richard uncovers some of the most fascinating new discoveries from the very cutting edge of science including efforts to establish just how fast a twister spins…

Wild Weather with Richard Hammond will completely change what you see when you look out of your window in the morning….

Winner of  Best Script at Wildscreen Panda Awards 2016 “A seamless blend of narration and pieces to camera that is high on entertainment while packed with fascinating facts.”


“Best Series- nominated” Wildscreen 2016

Winner of New York Festivals 2016 Gold World Medal

“ Intriguing nuggets of science” Radio Times

“Plenty of entertaining, if nerve-wrecking, scenes in which [Hammond] braves the elements” Sunday Times

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