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Richard Hammond Meets Evel Knievel - 21:00

Richard Hammond spends four days with his childhood hero, Evel Knievel, shortly before the legendary stuntman’s death. Evel’s home town in Montana celebrates his fame with an annual stunt festival. Richard’s hero has broken 40 major bones, fractured 400, has had a hip replaced, a liver transplanted and suffers from lung disease. Evel talks about the major events, motorbike jumps and crashes. Together they watch archive film of his attempt to jump over 13 London buses at Wembley Arena in 1975.

Seen it :cool:

watched it, quite interesting but felt sorry to see him in such a weak state

its a repeat.
Not as cool to see your child hero on that state but interesting anyway…

Showed the first motorcycle that I owned…an Evel Knievel wind-up stunt bike.

Spent hours jumping it over things in the house! Can’t believe that he grossed $350m from sales and then went bankrupt!

just in case anyone missed it…;).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b008l30z

smiled:).