Planet Knowledge

Planet Knowledge is a free to watch video on demand channel on Freeview HD, Smart TV's - On channel 265. Also available for all leading smartphones and tablets using iOS and Android.

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The Luxury Travel Programme – Chiang Mai (Thailand) & Eze (France) – Episode 1

Nestled in the foothills of northern Thailand, Chiang Mai is the country’s fifth largest city. Brimming with culture, beautiful architecture and stunning temples it’s often considered a sanctuary away from Bangkok. In the South of France, nestled between Nice and Monte Carlo is the picture postcard town of Eze, where individual buildings are suits in the town’s luxury hotel and room service is served quite literally to your front door.

Episode Length: 00:21:56

Year: 2015

Episode: 1 of 13


Last Lioness

A haunting roar echoes across the Liuwa Plain. There is no answer, there hasn’t been for years. She has no pride, no support – she alone must safeguard her own survival. She is Lady Liuwa, the Last Lioness. In the early nineties, a scourge of illegal poaching and trophy-hunting tore through Liuwa Plain. Many species were lost. Liuwa’s lions, once famous for their size and beauty, were reduced to one resilient survivor.

She’s become known as Lady Liuwa, and today she is the only known resident lion on Zambia’s Liuwa Plain. Each day is a new test of survival for her. Hunting alone is difficult and often unsuccessful. Since the lions disappeared, hordes of hyenas have come to dominate the plain, threatening to steal every kill she makes. But her deepest struggle lies within. Lions are the only truly social cats and for an animal hardwired to live in a pride the years of utter isolation must be unnaturally lonely.

Episode Length: 01:00:00

Year: 2009

Episode: 1 of 1


Discovering the World – United States West Coast And The Far West 2, Legendary America – Episode 216

The huge blocks of red sandstone standing amidst infinite space blend with incredible valleys, whose sides are lined with breath-taking colours. Thanks to the prodigious effects of erosion, nature here has created some of the world’s most fabulous scenery. In the American west, you realize that very often reality outstretches the imagination and that certain “mirage” images are actually very real. One such example is Las Vegas. In the footsteps of the pioneers and gold-seekers, this Pierre Brouwers films steers us from encounter to discovery, as far as the final frontier city of San Francisco.

Rodeo in Ogden . Pioneer Days in Utah . Zion . Lake Powell . Grand Canyon . Las Vegas . Helicopter wedding . Death Valley . Zabriskie Point . The Mojave Desert . San Francisco . Sausalito . Napa Valley . Sacramento . Sierra Nevada and the Gold Rush. Vineyards and Hot-Air Balloon in Napa Valley . Sequoias . Cameron Park, aviator village . San Francisco . Chinatown . Castro Street . Cable cars . Golden Gate Bridge . Victorian houses . Halloween gay . Haight Ashbury . Sausalito . Monterey . Carmel . 17 Mile Drive . Oceano . Santa Barbara . Grand Canyon, aerial views of San Francisco and Napa Valley . Etc

Episode Length: 00:52:00

Year: 2012

Episode: 216


Discovering the World – United States West Coast And The Far West 1, Nature On Show – Episode 215

From the Pacific coast to Monument Valley, images that would do justice to the finest western movies carry us into a legendary world: the magic of Hollywood, the great National Parks and the trails opened by the pioneers headed west…

Cowboys and Indians still live in these red deserts that stretch as far as the eye can see. They are now part of American society’s fabulous melting pot.

Los Angeles . Hollywood . Santa Monica . Venice Beach . Beverly Hills . Malibu and the Paul Getty villa . Long Beach . San Juan Capistano . San Diego . Sea World . Palm Springs . Joshua Tree . Route 66 . Flagstaff . Prescott . Sedona . Wukapti National Monument . The Petrified Forest . Painted Desert . The trace of dinosaurs . Canyonlands . Moab . Arches . Monument Valley . The Navajos Indians . Aerial views of Los Angeles and the Far West . Etc.

Episode Length: 00:52:00

Year: 2015

Episode: 215


Discovering the World – Saint Petersburg, City of Czars – Episode 225

Built on marshland by Peter the Great, the former capital of the Russian Empire has often been compared with Venice on account of its canals but also for its incredible cultural and architectural wealth. Pierre Brouwers and his camera guide us to the heart of one of Europe’s finest cities, giving us an insider view of the Hermitage Museum, the Summer Garden and many other exciting landmarks. But over and above the classic sites, this documentary film takes us right inside the magic of all-night living and alternative culture, guiding us, for example from one rooftop to another to unveil the city’s most spectacular perspectives.

Canals . The Neva . Bridges . The Fortress . Hermitage Museum . Palaces and Monuments . Krestovsky Island . Beaches . The Cruiser Aurora . Summer Garden . Alexander Nevsky Monastery . Saint Isaac’s Cathedral . Cathedral of the Holy Saviour on Blood . Nevsky Prospect . Metro . Moscow Station . Kuznietchny Market . Vodka Museum . Mariinsky Theatre . Tikhvine Cemetery . Jazz Festival . Night Life . All-Night Long . Alternative Culture . Etagi Loft . Rooftop Expedition . Czar’s Village . Peterhof . Saint-Petersburg from the Skies . Etc.

Episode Length: 00:52:00

Year: 2013

Episode: 225


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