The BBC may screen the crash which nearly killed Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond.

Bosses plan to make a special programme about the accident if Hammond (left) agrees.

"No-one has asked Richard while he is still in hospital. Everyone is keen to make sure he doesn't feel pressured into anything.

"But those who know him well believe he will be happy to do it," a show insider report-edly said.

"The aim is not to be gruesome but to show all the preparations. Then we'll look at what went wrong and perhaps learn lessons."

Hammond was driving a jet-powered dragster car when it crashed at speeds of up to 300mph at Elvington airfield, near York.

The stunt was being filmed for a new series of the BBC1 show.

The 36-year-old presenter suffered brain injuries and is recovering in hospital. Doctors say it will be six months before he is "back to his old self".

A BBC spokeswoman said: "It is only two weeks ago that Richard was fighting for his life. The last thing on our minds right now is making a programme about the accident. Our focus is very much on his recovery."