The BEST Episodes of Richard Hammond's BIG
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 22, 2020
Network: Discovery Channel (UK)
Richard Hammond is going behind-the-scenes of the largest structures and machines in the world to understand the science of ‘big’ – how engineers go about building, maintaining and using these superstructures. Each episode of Richard Hammond’s BIG! takes him to a new location and mega structure, where he meets the unsung heroes at the front line making them work and explores the science behind them with a series of experiments.
#1 - World's Biggest Car Factory
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 15, 2020
Richard explores Volkswagen's giant car plant in Wolfsburg, Germany. He checks out its futuristic technology and discovers how this mega-factory works!
#2 - Tallest Building on Earth
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 26, 2020
Richard visits the world's tallest building: the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. His vertical mission includes climbing the biggest lightening conductor on earth!
#3 - Austria's Mega Dam
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 29, 2020
Richard explores one of the world's biggest man-made engineering projects: the Kölnbrein Dam, which can hold back an incredible 200 million tonnes of water!
#4 - Super Stadium
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 19, 2020
Richard explores the huge Tottenham Hotspur Football Stadium in London. He explores a pitch that splits and rolls away and takes a terrifying walk on the stadium roof!
#5 - World's Longest Railway Tunnel
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 12, 2020
Richard ventures 2km beneath the Alps into the world's longest underground railway connection, the Brenner Base Tunnel, riding some giant machines!
#6 - Mega Ship
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 5, 2020
Richard joins the crew of one of the biggest moving objects on earth, the Marie Maersk container ship, on her continuous 28,000-mile voyage from Asia to Europe.
#7 - Super Galaxy Plane
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 22, 2020
Richard takes flight aboard the US Air Force's biggest cargo plane: The C-5M Super Galaxy. Climbing inside its inner workings he learns why it's a record breaker.
#8 - Gulf Oil Platform
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 4, 2020
Richard takes a helicopter ride out to one of the most remote places on earth: the Appomattox production platform in the Gulf of Mexico.
#9 - Mankind's Biggest Builds
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 11, 2020
Richard explores elements that engineering projects have in common. And, he reveals how the challenges get bigger when something is built big!