Planet Knowledge

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

Latest Shows

The Growing Pains Of A Teenage Genius

Documentary about 13-year-old Cameron, a socially-awkward maths genius with Asperger Syndrome who is trying to balance his ability with the classic teenage longing to be accepted.


Episode Length: 00:45:00

Year: 2012

Episodes: 1


This documentary is available to watch for FREE on Planet Knowledge, a free to watch video on demand channel on Freeview HD (Channel 265), Youview, Samsung connected TV’s, selected smart TV’s, tablets and smartphones using Android or iOS.

  

The Somme

Drama-documentary recounting the events of the 1st July 1916 and the Battle of the Somme on the Western Front during the First World War. Told through the letters and journals of soldiers who were there.

The Battle of the Somme, also known as the Somme Offensive, was a battle of the First World War fought by the armies of the British Empire and French Third Republic against the German Empire. It took place between 1 July and 18 November 1916 on both sides of the upper reaches of the River Somme in France.

The battle was intended to hasten a victory for the Allies and was the largest battle of the First World War on the Western Front.[7] More than three million men fought in the battle and one million men were wounded or killed, making it one of the bloodiest battles in human history.[8] Trench warfare gave the Germans an advantage because they dug their trenches deeper than the Allied forces which gave them a better line of sight for warfare.

The Battle of the Somme also has the distinction of being the first battle fought with tanks.[9] Tanks were still in the early stages of development and many broke down when used in September.


Episode Length: 00:45:00

Year: 2005

Episodes: 1


This documentary is available to watch for FREE on Planet Knowledge, a free to watch video on demand channel on Freeview HD (Channel 265), Youview, Samsung connected TV’s, selected smart TV’s, tablets and smartphones using Android or iOS.

  

Miracle of the Hudson Plane Crash

On Thursday 15th January 2009, 155 people on board US Airways Flight 1549 faced their worst nightmare. Less than two minutes into the flight, a flock of geese struck the plane, breaking both engines. With no power, Captain Chelsey Sullenberger decides he has only one real option: to guide his crippled plane away from crowded Manhattan and attempt the near impossible to land in the Hudson River. Miracle of the Hudson Plane Crash is a fast turnaround documentary that tells the minute by minute story of that day through the compelling first hand testimonies of those who were there – from the passengers, eyewitnesses and the rescuers.

Episode Length: 00:45:00

Year: 2009

Episode: 1


This documentary is available to watch for FREE on Planet Knowledge, a free to watch video on demand channel on Freeview HD (Channel 265), Youview, Samsung connected TV’s, selected smart TV’s, tablets and smartphones using Android or iOS.

  

Pistorius Trial: The Key Questions

He became the first ever double amputee to compete in the Olympic games, a symbol of triumph over adversity, and one of the world’s most recognisable superstars. Yet just six months later, he was arrested and charged with the premeditated murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. How could such an admired sporting champion and role model to millions be involved in such a shocking event?

Episode Length: 00:45:00

Year: 2012

Episode: 1


This documentary is available to watch for FREE on Planet Knowledge, a free to watch video on demand channel on Freeview HD (Channel 265), Youview, Samsung connected TV’s, selected smart TV’s, tablets and smartphones using Android or iOS.

  

Will a Robot Steal My Job

Artificial intelligence is developing at breakneck speed, but what does this mean for the job market? Anne-Marie Tomchak, science journalist and the UK Editor of Mashable, investigates how robots could be on course to render the skills of much of the world’s population obsolete, and asks the question – are any of our jobs safe?


Episode Length: 00:52:00

Year: 2017

Episode: 1


This documentary is available to watch for FREE on Planet Knowledge, a free to watch video on demand channel on Freeview HD (Channel 265), Youview, Samsung connected TV’s, selected smart TV’s, tablets and smartphones using Android or iOS.

  

Medical Revolution: Glucose Spike

A serious threat to human health is getting global attention and prompting action. It is glucose spike, the sudden rise in sugar levels after eating. Although difficult to detect, if left untreated it can cause various deadly illnesses such as diabetes, heart attack and even cancer. For a long time, medicine overlooked this phantom menace, but studies have shown that people can ward off this frightening condition by making some simple lifestyle changes. This program presents results of the latest research that will help viewers take care of their health, including a checklist test that indicates risks of glucose spikes.


Episode Length: 00:49:00

Year: 2017

Episode: 1


This documentary is available to watch for FREE on Planet Knowledge, a free to watch video on demand channel on Freeview HD (Channel 265), Youview, Samsung connected TV’s, selected smart TV’s, tablets and smartphones using Android or iOS.

  

The World’s Most Powerful Telescope

This beautiful film invites viewers to discover the universe through technologies behind the world’s most powerful telescopes. The film focuses on giant telescopes of the European Southern Observatory, located in Chile’s vast Atacama Desert. Leading scientists tell us how these instruments, four billion times more sensitive than the human eye, are revolutionizing our understanding of the cosmos.


Episode Length: 00:53:00

Year: 2018

Episode: 1


This documentary is available to watch for FREE on Planet Knowledge, a free to watch video on demand channel on Freeview HD (Channel 265), Youview, Samsung connected TV’s, selected smart TV’s, tablets and smartphones using Android or iOS.

  

Super Tornado

May 22nd, 2011. A tornado cut a mile-wide swath through Joplin, Missouri. It was the costliest tornado disaster in history, with insured losses close to two billion dollars. It was also one of the deadliest, with 161 lives lost and one thousand injured. The scale of the Joplin disaster drew teams of scientists to find out what made this storm so destructive and what can be done to protect communities and people in the future. What did they learn by peering inside the violent realm of a Super Tornado?


Episode Length: 00:45:00

Year: 2016

Episode: 1


This documentary is available to watch for FREE on Planet Knowledge, a free to watch video on demand channel on Freeview HD (Channel 265), Youview, Samsung connected TV’s, selected smart TV’s, tablets and smartphones using Android or iOS.

  

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