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: Phone Calls From The Towers

September 11th 2001 is the most terrifying and enduring tragedy of our time: its brutality is as chilling 8 years later, as it was on the day itself.

The images of that day stay with all of us; but for many of the families of those trapped inside the World Trade Centre, the most powerful legacy of that fateful day is the voices calling from inside the towers, whether telling loved ones they were safe, saying goodbye when all hope was lost, or even seeking comfort from strangers in a desperate call for help.


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.

  

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.

  

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.

 

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


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.

 

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


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.

 

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


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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