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A Planet

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On his two-mile high construction tower, Richard Hammond sets about building a planet just like Earth. He starts by gathering raw materials in a massive truck delivery.

With his trademark wit, Richard Hammond takes on the ultimate engineering project: how on earth do you build a planet that is just right for life? What do you need to build a planet like ours, and what happens if you get anything wrong? With eye-popping graphics, Richard Hammond opens up a cosmic toolbox to work it out. He's going to build the whole thing, piece by piece, from the top of a two-mile high tower in the Californian desert.

59 minutes

Last on

Tue 19 Feb 2019 16:15

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Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:21

    Monty Norman

    James Bond Theme

    Performer: John Barry and His Orchestra.
  • 00:47


    Over Stripe


Role Contributor
Presenter Richard Hammond
Executive Producer Will Aslett
Executive Producer Mark Hedgecoe
Series Producer Arif Nurmohamed
Director Nick Shoolingin-Jordan
Director Mike Slee
Director Nigel Simpkiss