The BEST Episodes of Richard Hammond's BIG

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 22, 2020

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.

World's Biggest Car Factory

#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!

star 8.05
120 votes
Tallest Building on Earth

#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!

star 7.94
72 votes
Austria's Mega Dam

#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!

star 7.91
77 votes
Super Stadium

#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!

star 7.90
68 votes
World's Longest Railway Tunnel

#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!

star 7.86
69 votes
Mega Ship

#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.

star 7.83
83 votes
Super Galaxy Plane

#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.

star 7.73
85 votes
Gulf Oil Platform

#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.

star 7.59
66 votes
Mankind's Biggest Builds

#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!

star 6.98
45 votes