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Richard Hammond's Big

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.

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom Discovery Channel (2020 - now)
Schedule: Wednesdays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: To Be Determined
Show Type: Documentary
Episodes ordered: 9 episodes

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Previous Episode

Mankind's Biggest Builds

Episode 1x09; 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!

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x09: Mankind's Biggest BuildsMar 11, 2020
1x08: Gulf Oil PlatformMar 4, 2020
1x07: Tallest Building On EarthFeb 26, 2020
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