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Discovery

Monday

8th June

7am

About The Show

Richard Hammond’s BIG! sees him go behind-the-scenes of the largest structures and machines in the world to gain insight into the science of ‘big’. Richard will investigate how engineers go about building, maintaining and using these superstructures.

With each episode comes a new location and mega structure, which takes him around the globe exploring the likes of the world’s longest underground railway tunnel to a cargo ship the size of four football pitches.

Richard will meet the unsung heroes behind their development and delve into the science needed to create them via a series of incredible experiments, proving that it’s the tiny that makes the truly massive possible.

Episodes

Episode 1

World Biggest Car Factory

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

Episode 2

Super Galaxy Plane

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.

Episode 3

Austria's Mega Dam

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!

Episode 4

Mega Ship

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.

Episode 5

World's Longest Railway Tunnel

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

Episode 6

Super Stadium

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!

Episode 7

Tallest Building On Earth

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

Episode 8

Gulf Oil Platform

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

Episode 9

Mankind's Biggest Builds

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