Richard Hammond's BIG

The BEST episodes of Richard Hammond's BIG

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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: 3/25/2022Network: Discovery Channel (UK)
World's Biggest Car Factory
132 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
91 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
91 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
79 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
97 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
81 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
98 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
83 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
58 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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