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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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Scrap Lawnmower show

    Scrap Lawnmower

    To drive the press, they’re salvaging this scrap lawnmower and will convert its petrol engine to run on biogas.

    (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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Reconnaissance Mission show

    Reconnaissance Mission

    Having agreed that wind and water are the most promising elements in this inhospitable landscape, it’s time for a...

    (02:47)
  • 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)
  • Hi-Tech Lab show

    Hi-Tech Lab

    Jem is finally beginning to realize the enormity of the challenge he’s set himself. Stirling engines are usually built in...

    (04:55)