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Richard Hammond to front online TV show

Top Gear star to front web-only TV series called Richard Hammond's Tech Head

Richard Hammond has bounced back from his Mexican gaffe to make his first foray into web television this week with a new series that looks at technology topics such as "what weirdos did before the internet".

The new 20-part series, called Richard Hammond's Tech Head, marks the Top Gear co-presenter's first crack at online TV. To date his shows, which include Blast Lab and Total Wipeout, have all been TV productions for the BBC.

Hammond is to front a new series of five minute weekly episodes of Tech Head which promise to take an "irreverent look at everything form toasters to tanks". Topics will also include "how farmers use the most lethal technology kown to mankind".

The show will be available free-to-air via a dedicated YouTube channel and also on iTunes with the first episode,
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Six to watch: science shows

Some TV science series set off a chemical reaction to capture the public's imagination, so which are your favourites?

The study of physics and science might be sadly declining, but television has a noble history of creating science shows that have a spirit of adventure and sense of wonder – and importantly don't make viewers cringe. So which science shows have proved to be the best televisual experiments? Here are six of our favourites – for grown-ups and kids. Let us know whether they'd have been your choices and which shows you'd add to the list.

The Men in White: 2006

Channel 4's much mourned and often very funny kids show where three funky scientists (Adam Rutherford, Basil Singer, and Jem Stansfield, the latter popping up later on bang Goes The Theory – see below) tried to solve average, everyday problems, consequently creating a fart detector and "pimping" a false leg.

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Richard Hammond scoops children's TV Bafta

Top Gear star bags best presenter for Richard Hammond's Blast Lab, while Hannah Montana wins two awards

Children's TV Baftas: full list of winners

Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond and Disney's Hannah Montana were among the winners at the children's Bafta TV awards last night.

Hammond won the best presenter prize for his Children's BBC show Richard Hammond's Blast Lab, while Hannah Montana, starring Miley Cyrus, won prizes for best TV programme and feature film, two of four Bafta awards voted for by more than 400,000 children.

The actor and presenter Bernard Cribbins, whose credits include Jackanory, The Wombles, Doctor Who and Wind in the Willows, won the special award for his outstanding creative contribution to the industry.

Cribbins, who holds the record for number of Jackanory appearances at 111, said the BBC should return the storytelling series to its original format.

Jackanory was dropped in 1996 after 31 years, but revived in 2006 with
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Children's TV Baftas: full list of winners

All the winners at the EA British Academy Children's Awards

Special award Bernard Cribbins

Best presenter Richard Hammond Blast Lab

Channel of the year Nick Jr UK

Drama Rhestr Nadolig Wil (Wil's Christmas List)

Entertainment Election

Writer Helen Blakeman

Animation Lost and Found

Breakthrough talent Adam Shaw

Factual Serious Ocean

Feature film Coraline

Interactive Big and Small Online

International The Penguins of Madagascar

Learning (primary) Off by Heart

Learning (secondary) Troubled Minds

Pre-school animation Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

Pre-school live action Bookaboo

Video game LittleBigPlanet

Short form See Something Say Something

Independent production company Astley Baker Davies

Kids' vote

Feature film Hannah Montana: The Movie

Television Hannah Montana

Video game Wii Sports Resort

Website Club Penguin

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