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Genre Panel game show
Created by Norman Giller
Presented by Neil Morrissey
Starring Richard Hammond
Chris Barrie
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 6
Producer(s) Scarlet Television
On The Box Productions
Running time 30 minutes
Original network BBC Two
Original release 12 February (2006-02-12) – 19 March 2006 (2006-03-19)
Related shows Top Gear

Petrolheads is a BBC panel game presented by Neil Morrissey, with team captains Richard Hammond and Chris Barrie. The show pitted motoring wits against each other and included car stunts shot on location. There were two guests each episode. The show was produced by Brian Klein (Top Gear), directed by John L Spencer and executive producers were Marie-Claire Walton and Steve Ayres. The theme music was by British composer Leigh Haggerwood. It was created and scripted by prolific author Norman Giller, with input from Top Gear writer Richard Porter and comedy scriptwriter Ged Parsons.

Despite being well received, the show was a victim of the BBC's change of programming personnel, as it was considered 'too laddish' yet some aspects of the format are used in the League of Their Own shows.

Episode list[edit]

The coloured backgrounds denote the result of each of the shows:

     – Indicates Chris' team won
     – Indicates Richard's team won
Episode Guests[1] Original air date
Chris' guest Richard's guest
Philip Glenister Hugo Speer 12 February 2006 (2006-02-12)
Ronan Keating Eamonn Holmes 19 February 2006 (2006-02-19)
John Gordon Sinclair Edith Bowman 26 February 2006 (2006-02-26)
Murray Walker James May 5 March 2006 (2006-03-05)
Ricky Tomlinson James Martin 12 March 2006 (2006-03-12)
John Thomson Fearne Cotton 19 March 2006 (2006-03-19)


  1. ^ "Petrolheads episode list". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 

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