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Hammond Meets Moss

Richard Hammond and Sir Stirling Moss talk about how their lives were changed by terrible car accidents and why the mental injuries took longer to heal than the physical ones.

Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond and motor racing legend Sir Stirling Moss share the same life-altering experience - they had their lives changed forever by terrible car accidents.

The pair recovered quickly from their respective physical injuries, but the acquired brain injuries of those major impacts meant their minds took much longer to heal. Why should brain tissue take so much longer to repair itself than skin and bone, and what kind of trauma does the organ go through when trying to 'reboot' itself?

In an engaging and intimate conversation punctuated by some extraordinary medical insights and archive footage of both of their accidents, the two men exchange their experiences.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 19 Jun 2011 19:00



Role Contributor
Presenter Richard Hammond
Interviewed Guest Stirling Moss
Producer Mike Slee
Director Mike Slee