Top Gear and The Grand Tour star Richard Hammond is to explore the world’s biggest structures and machines in a new series for Discovery.
Named Richard Hammond’s BIG!, the ten part series see the award-winning host go 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 takes Hammond 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.
Locations include the UK, US, Germany, Italy, Austria and the Netherlands; with structures from the world’s longest underground railway tunnel to a cargo ship the size of four football pitches.
Fulvia Nicoli, EVP, Head of Product, Discovery International said: “At the heart of Discovery is high-quality storytelling told through the most passionate and knowledgeable voices.
“As a world-renowned talent that audiences across the globe love, we’re delighted to welcome Richard and his infectious brand of curiosity to the Discovery family.”
Simon Downing, SVP, Head of Factual and Sport, Discovery UK said: “Richard is an iconic motoring talent whose passions span science, engineering and cars.
“In his first production with Discovery, fans can expect an informative, entertaining and original series of truly epic proportions.”
Richard Hammond said: “I can’t wait to get out there and explore some truly huge examples of engineering genius in action. I love engineering and the science behind it.
“And the bigger the better. It’s going to be fact filled and huge fun. It’s going to be Big! This is a fantastic commission for Chimp and I look forward to showing what we can bring to it.”
Richard Hammond’s BIG! will air on Discovery Channel in a number of markets including the UK, Netherlands and France; Science Channel in the U.S and channels including DMAX Italy, Spain and Germany across EMEA.