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  • Six Degrees Could Change the World 1 show

    Six Degrees Could Change the World 1

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

    (03:22)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Electric Water Taxi show

    Electric Water Taxi

    The Planet Mechanics are trying to save one of the world’s most beautiful cities – Venice.

    (01:57)
  • 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)
  • Marathon Test show

    Marathon Test

    Alberto has designed a marathon test for the solar-powered water taxi. The route will take at least two hours and they’ll...

    (02:54)
  • Water War show

    Water War

    The Planet Mechanics are battling to conjure up electricity out of thin air. They must make England’s most remote youth...

    (01:57)
  • No Room for Error show

    No Room for Error

    First off, the wind turbine blades. With each of them needing to be just over a meter long, equally balanced, perfectly...

    (03:00)
  • Wind Turbine show

    Wind Turbine

    Having never built a wind turbine before, Jem needs to figure it out on a smaller scale first.

    (04:51)
  • Radical Project show

    Radical Project

    Here in Ennerdale, there’s a radical project underway to rip out the rows of regimented pines and restore this valley to its...

    (03:00)
  • Solar Paella show

    Solar Paella

    Dick and Jem take on their most ambitious challenge yet. They plan to harness the power of our planet’s biggest natural...

    (01:53)
  • Low Tech Pump show

    Low Tech Pump

    Like the rest of the windmill, the pump is unashamedly low tech but remarkably effective.

    (02:48)
  • High Spinning Windmill show

    High Spinning Windmill

    Dick’s also got a mechanical mountain to climb. He’s got a few short days to manufacture a high spinning windmill.

    (02:50)
  • Stirling Engine show

    Stirling Engine

    In theory a Stirling engine can be an extremely quiet efficient way of converting heat into movement, and if that heat is...

    (02:50)
  • Dubai's Dream Palace show

    Dubai's Dream Palace

    With its oil reserves dwindling, Dubai switches its sights to tourism, building the Burj al Arab, a 60-storey hotel in the...

    (00:38)