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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Season 25: Fifth Gear – Episode 4

Tiff Needell and Vicki Butler-Henderson find out just how agile the Porsche and Bentley are by conducting a moose avoidance test. The Fifth Gear team test the Fiat 500X, a bigger version of Fiat’s chic 500 model. It’s meant to be a ‘lifestyle’ car, so the team attempt to discover what that means. And Tiff and Vicki visit Poland to sample some of the sights, sounds and car culture there.


Episode Length: 00:43:00

Year: 2015

Episode: 4


 

Season 25: Fifth Gear – Episode 3

The Fifth Gear team test Renault’s new rear wheel drive city car – the Twingo. Vicki Butler-Henderson puts Alfa Romeo’s new lightweight sports car – the 4C – through its paces on some challenging Welsh roads. And Jonny Smith looks at the ultimate British getaway car of the 1960s – the Mk2 Jaguar – then drives a brand new version.


Episode Length: 00:43:00

Year: 2015

Episode: 3


 

Season 25: Fifth Gear – Episode 2

Tiff goes off-road in Fiat’s little Panda Cross, and finds out if it can keep up with the king of 4x4s, the Land Rover Defender. And Vicki Butler-Henderson drives Aston Martin’s most powerful Vantage and Porsche’s most powerful 911 to find out which is quickest around a track.


Episode Length: 00:43:00

Year: 2015

Episode: 2


 

Season 25: Fifth Gear – Episode 1

The presenting team test the Citroen C4 Cactus, a car with airbags on outside, and find out how well it can stand up to some abuse. Vicki Butler-Henderson drives the BMW i8 and decides if it’s the future of supercar design. And Tiff drives a forty year old Formula Ford racing car with a special story to tell, then finds out if it can beat a modern day Lotus with twice the power.


Episode Length: 00:43:00

Year: 2015

Episode: 1


 

Engineering Giants – Jumbo Jet

Millions have travelled on Jumbo Jets, but few understand the technical achievements that make it fly. So we were thrilled when British Airways let us into their enormous facility in Cardiff, where planes go every six years to be completely stripped down.


Episode Length: 01:00:00

Year: 2012

Episode: 1


 

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