PUBLISHED : Friday, 26 April, 2002, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 26 April, 2002, 12:00am


World, 9pm

No, not the Keanu Reeves movie of the same name but the housewives' other favourite, Jeremy Clarkson, looking at what fuels some people in the pursuit of speed.

Most people get all the adrenaline they can handle from a roller-coaster ride, but there are others who seem to have been born with the need for speed that cannot be satisfied by everyday thrills. In this programme, we meet the men and women who reach beyond the limits of human ability.

Are they superhuman or super-trained - or just mad? Why do people react differently to high speeds? Clarkson talks to experts and thrill-seekers and tests their opinions by boarding a Blackpool roller coaster, joining a bobsleigh team and drag-boat racing in America. To learn why some excel at high speed and others fold, Clarkson questions Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher (above), drives world champion rally driver Colin McRae's winning car and plays fast-serving tennis ace Greg Rusedski.

So you know what to do? Scream if you want to go faster.


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