Discovery has commissioned Richard Hammond’s Workshop (w/t), a six-episode Original docuseries that follows Richard Hammond as he attempts to start a prestige classic car restoration and repair business near his home in Herefordshire.

The series will feature local characters and Richard’s family as he ropes them in to support him, striving to learn the business from the ground up while putting his money and reputation on the line. The show comes to discovery+ later this year.

The Chimp Television and Krempelwood produced series will also centre on father and son duo, Neil and Anthony Greenhouse, who run the garage and the heritage skills of artisan craftspeople. The viewers will get to know Richard’s wife, daughters, close friends, and celebrities, all working hard to get the new venture off the ground.

Alongside barn finds, prestige cars and restored classics, the team will also work on Richard’s own extensive collection of cars and bikes. Richard’s grandfather was a senior factory inspector for Jensen Motors in the 1970s and he will be honouring that legacy by taking a special look at this heritage car manufacturer which is close to his heart.

Richard Hammond said: “I’ve spent 25 years critiquing other people’s cars and now I’m putting  my own work out there. My grandfather was an automotive craftsman, who knows, maybe I’ve inherited some of his skill! So this is a real business, a real project and I really hope people enjoy watching the highs and inevitable lows throughout the series!”

Simon Downing, Head of Factual and Sports UK at Discovery, said: “Richard Hammond is an icon of the automotive world and we’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Richard Hammond’s Workshop (w/t) to our discovery+ Originals family. The series is an incredible talent-led story, full of passionate characters which will appeal beyond core motoring fans.”

The series was ordered for discovery+ by Simon Downing, commissioned by Victoria Noble and executive produced by Jon Stephens for Discovery.

Jon Creamer

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