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.

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9/11: Voices From The Air

Extraordinary, real audio recordings reveal what happened in and over the air the morning of 9/11. From calm composure, to utter confusion, from sheer horror to real compassion, the voices convey the full gamut of emotions stirred up as the terrorists executed their plan.

Well use these historic recordings alongside powerful interviews to create the ultimate authoritative account of what happened that day inside the control towers and aircraft over North East America.

These ordinary people suddenly found themselves the recipients of life or death information. They were forced to make decisions well above their rank. Their voices are now immortalised in this programme.


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.

  

Aliens: Are We Alone?

Does alien life exist out there in the Universe? Scientists are now getting closer than ever to answering that question thanks to the Kepler Space Telescope.

This revolutionary spacecraft is on a mission to find habitable alien planets. Thanks to Kepler, we now know of thousands of possible planets and we’re getting closer than ever to finding the holy grail: a twin of our Earth.

We use CGI to bring these alien worlds to life, and with the help of scientists, we speculate on what extra-terrestrial life might be like.


Episode Length: 00:45:00

Year: 2013

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.

  

Journey to the Pale Red Dot

On the hunt for other solar systems, scientists have discovered an Earth-sized planet orbiting the star nearest to our Sun, Proxima Centauri. It’s an important test of whether we are alone in the universe. Stephen Hawking and others are calling for a mission to search for extraterrestrial life. NASA and private companies are studying what it will take to make our first interstellar space flight.


Episode Length: 00:42:00

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.

  

Season 25: Fifth Gear – Episode 6

Jonny Smith drives the David Brown Speedback GT and reviews the car on a trip through London. Vicki Butler-Henderson visits the Anglesey circuit for a Fifth Gear shoot-out. The aim is simple, put two like-minded cars against the clock to find out which is quickest. This time it’s two track day specials from Ariel and Caterham. And the Fifth Gear team look at Porsche’s new compact SUV, the Macan.


Episode Length: 00:43:00

Year: 2015

Episode: 6


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.

 

Season 25: Fifth Gear – Episode 5

Tiff Needell and motoring journalist Chris Harris put two track focused supercars through their paces – the Ferrari 458 Speciale and the Porsche 911 GT3. Tests involving agility, road manners and head to head racing will decide which is best. The Fifth Gear team also test the latest version of Vauxhall’s popular Corsa model to find out if it’s as good as Ford’s even more successful Fiesta.


Episode Length: 00:43:00

Year: 2015

Episode: 5


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.

 

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


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.

 

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


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.

 

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


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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