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  • Green Issues show

    Green Issues

    Climate experts continue to examine what effect each rise of 1ºC could have on the world.

    (01:17)
  • Planet Mechanics Interview show

    Planet Mechanics Interview

    Interview with eco-engineer Dick Strawbridge and inventor Jem Stansfield from Planet Mechanics

    (02:47)
  • Air Propelled Sandwich show

    Air Propelled Sandwich

    This time the Planet Mechanics are tackling one of the world’s biggest problems, traffic pollution.

    (02:12)
  • Heart of the Problem show

    Heart of the Problem

    The next morning, and the whole bike has to be stripped down to get to the heart of the problem.

    (02:55)
  • Air Tanks show

    Air Tanks

    Jem’s working on the mounts for the air tanks. They’re coated with carbon fibre, a material that can’t be welded. He...

    (02:55)
  • Air Motors show

    Air Motors

    It’s not nearly as much as Jem wanted so he’s ordered the best air motors he can find, but these motors are normally used...

    (02:55)
  • Eco Workshop show

    Eco Workshop

    The next morning and the Planet Mechanics’ eco-workshop is up and running. Dick and Jem are in the south of England on their...

    (02:52)
  • Scrap Heap show

    Scrap Heap

    Dick and Jem have come to this scrap heap to collect an old vehicle to recycle.

    (02:52)
  • Air Powered Moped show

    Air Powered Moped

    So they’re building a moped powered by fresh air. They’ll replace the petrol engine with an air motor and the gas tanks...

    (02:55)
  • Cow Power show

    Cow Power

    This time the Planet Mechanics are tackling a tricky challenge down on the farm. Can they tame this fuel-guzzling monster, by...

    (02:02)
  • The Ultimate Test show

    The Ultimate Test

    Fortunately they still have the oil they made earlier. So it’s time for the ultimate test: will that oil fire up the grain...

    (01:47)
  • Gas Tank show

    Gas Tank

    A few weeks later, Dick and Jem are back and can’t wait to see how much the gas tank has risen.

    (02:57)
  • Grain Dryer show

    Grain Dryer

    Is there anything else on the farm they can use to fuel the grain dryer?

    (02:36)
  • Cow Slurry show

    Cow Slurry

    Andy has tipped them off about a tank. They could fill this with cow slurry and use it as a digester to make biogas.

    (02:25)
  • Damp Crops show

    Damp Crops

    Grain can’t be stored if it’s too wet. Trouble is the average British summer means crops sometimes have to be harvested...

    (03:00)
  • Engine Concerns show

    Engine Concerns

    They’re worried that the engine might not be strong enough but to get the boat onto the plane, Alberto will need to give it...

    (02:19)
  • A Need for Speed show

    A Need for Speed

    The solar-powered taxi takes forty minutes to travel from Certosa to the heart of Venice. Taking its time is fine for tourists...

    (03:00)
  • Motor Boats show

    Motor Boats

    Dick and Jem travel to Italy to take on one of the world’s most polluting forms of transport -motor boats.

    (02:43)
  • Handy Work show

    Handy Work

    With Dick’s runner now complete, he has to figure out a way of directing the water at it. By creating a nozzle for the end...

    (04:49)
  • Jem Races Ahead show

    Jem Races Ahead

    While Dick waits anxiously for an answer, Jem has raced ahead and started work on his generator. But how exactly will it...

    (03:59)