The BEST episodes of Richard Hammond's BIG

Every episode of Richard Hammond's BIG ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Richard Hammond's BIG!

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.

Last Updated: 3/6/2023Network:Discovery Channel (UK)
World's Biggest Car Factory
133 votes

#1 - World's Biggest Car Factory

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/15/2020

Richard explores Volkswagen's giant car plant in Wolfsburg, Germany. He checks out its futuristic technology and discovers how this mega-factory works!

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Tallest Building on Earth
94 votes

#2 - Tallest Building on Earth

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/26/2020

Richard visits the world's tallest building: the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. His vertical mission includes climbing the biggest lightening conductor on earth!

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Austria's Mega Dam
94 votes

#3 - Austria's Mega Dam

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/29/2020

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!

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Super Stadium
82 votes

#4 - Super Stadium

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/19/2020

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!

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Mega Ship
100 votes

#5 - Mega Ship

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/5/2020

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.

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World's Longest Railway Tunnel
83 votes

#6 - World's Longest Railway Tunnel

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/12/2020

Richard ventures 2km beneath the Alps into the world's longest underground railway connection, the Brenner Base Tunnel, riding some giant machines!

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Super Galaxy Plane
97 votes

#7 - Super Galaxy Plane

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/22/2020

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.

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Gulf Oil Platform
85 votes

#8 - Gulf Oil Platform

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/4/2020

Richard takes a helicopter ride out to one of the most remote places on earth: the Appomattox production platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Mankind's Biggest Builds
61 votes

#9 - Mankind's Biggest Builds

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/11/2020

Richard explores elements that engineering projects have in common. And, he reveals how the challenges get bigger when something is built big!

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