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.

Latest Shows

Discovering the World – Yucatán, the Culture is Nature, the Culture is Maya – Episode 226

From the white sandy beaches of the Maya river to huge green expanses where the sites of Calakmul or Coba barely emerge from the forest, the cameras take you to not only the most prestigious Maya sites, but also other lesser known locations that from an archaeological perspective are just as interesting. Spectacular caves and rocks, mangroves and nature reserves form the décor in which one of America’s most fascinating civilizations developed and flourished.


Episode Length: 00:52:00

Year: 2013

Episode: 226


 

Discovering the World – Venice, Treasure Island – Episode 214

Canals, gondolas and sumptuous palaces… the legendary clichés will always be there when you set out to explore Venice. But behind the splendour of a unique artistic and cultural heritage there lies hidden a real city, with its inhabitants and lifestyle organized to meet the site’s geographical limitations.


Episode Length: 00:52:00

Year: 2012

Episode: 214


 

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


 

First Emperor: The Man who made China

Qin Shi Huangdi. He is the man who united, and indeed gave China its name. His legacy includes the Great Wall and his astonishing tomb, guarded by the famed Terracotta Army. This major drama-documentary offers unprecedented access to new excavations at the major sites, and through major dramatic reconstruction, reveals the personality and motivations of this remarkable but still unknown leader.


Episode Length: 01:40:00

Year: 2006

Episode: 1


 

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