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Discovery commissions BIG Hammond show

April 25, 2019

Discovery has announced its first commission with British motoring presenter Richard Hammond. Produced by Chimp, Richard Hammond’s BIG! will sees the host embark on a global adventure – from the UK to Germany and the US – to explore the world’s biggest structures and machines.

Each episode will take 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.  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.”

Hammond added: “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.”

Discovery will commission, produce and distribute the series across the Globe. The show will air on Discovery Channel in a number of markets including the UK, Netherlands and France; Science Channel in the US and channels including DMAX Italy, Spain and Germany across EMEA.

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