Richard Hammond's Invisible Worlds

The BEST episodes of Richard Hammond's Invisible Worlds

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Using state-of-the-art technologies, Richard Hammond goes beyond the limits of the naked eye and explores the hidden secrets of the invisible world around us

Last Updated: 3/29/2022Network: BBC One
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Off the Scale
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8.15
180 votes

#1 - Off the Scale

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/30/2010

Richard Hammond explores the astonishing miniature universe all around us, revealing that small is not only beautiful, it can also be very, very powerful. From seeing the microscopic changes to ice crystals that can trigger an avalanche to watching in horror the invisible aftermath of a sneeze on a commuter train and learning how the surface of an ordinary-looking plant hides an astounding secret that will make walking on the moon safer, Richard harnesses cutting-edge technologies to transport the viewer into a spectacular micro realm.

Directors: Matthew Wortman
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Out of Sight
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7.92
236 votes

#2 - Out of Sight

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/23/2010

The human eye is a remarkable piece of precision engineering, but it is also extremely limited. Beyond the narrow range of light that makes up the familiar colours of the rainbow is a vast spectrum of light, entirely unseen. But what if we could see beyond the narrow boundaries of our eyes and peer into this invisible realm?

Directors: Dan Clifton
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Speed Limits
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7.72
295 votes

#3 - Speed Limits

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/16/2010

The human eye takes about fifty milliseconds to blink. But it takes our brain around a hundred and fifty milliseconds to process what we see. We're not aware of this time lag going on, but in those few milliseconds, there are extraordinary things happening that completely pass us by. But what if we could break through this speed limit? Bend and stretch time in ways never thought possible. What new marvels would we see?

Directors: Gavin Maxwell
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