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Richard Hammond's Big!

Richard Hammond's Big!

Discovery 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.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Richard Hammond's Big!

Richard Hammond's Big! - S1E1

#1 - World's Biggest Car Factory


Season 1 - Episode 1

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

The episode was rated from 133 votes.

Richard Hammond's Big! - S1E7

#2 - Tallest Building on Earth


Season 1 - Episode 7

The episode was rated from 93 votes.

Richard Hammond's Big! - S1E3

#3 - Austria's Mega Dam


Season 1 - Episode 3

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!

The episode was rated from 92 votes.

Richard Hammond's Big! - S1E6

#4 - Super Stadium


Season 1 - Episode 6

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!

The episode was rated from 81 votes.

Richard Hammond's Big! - S1E4

#5 - Mega Ship


Season 1 - Episode 4

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.

The episode was rated from 98 votes.

Richard Hammond's Big! - S1E5
#6 - World's Longest Railway Tunnel
Season 1 - Episode 5

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

The episode was rated from 82 votes.
Richard Hammond's Big! - S1E2
#7 - Super Galaxy Plane
Season 1 - Episode 2

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.

The episode was rated from 99 votes.
Richard Hammond's Big! - S1E8
#8 - Gulf Oil Platform
Season 1 - Episode 8

The episode was rated from 84 votes.
Richard Hammond's Big! - S1E9
#9 - Mankind’s Biggest Builds
Season 1 - Episode 9

The episode was rated from 61 votes.

Last updated: may 20, 2022



I really enjoy series like this that give us a deeper look into the things that help our world function and along with Richard Hammond's usual charm, this is very entertaining and educational. Episode 9 was kind of unnecessary since it was just a collection of unused shots from the previous episodes compiled into a single episode.


Great series, love it and it's worth watching.


surprisingly enjoyed this series quite a lot

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