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  • Crash of the Hindenburg show

    Crash of the Hindenburg

    The largest airship ever built and the pride of the Nazi government, the Hindenburg met its fatal demise in May 1937.

    (00:55)
  • Attack Over Baghdad show

    Attack Over Baghdad

    A French journalist is horrified when the Iraqi terrorist she is interviewing just ordered ground-to-air missiles aimed at an...

    (02:33)
  • Blind Landing show

    Blind Landing

    Could a vital missing piece of equipment be responsible for the crash?

    (01:03)
  • Collision Over LA show

    Collision Over LA

    A neighbourhood is destroyed in East Los Angeles, wreckage, still on fire, is strewn for blocks.

    (01:02)
  • Mistaken Identity show

    Mistaken Identity

    The radar of USS Vincennes picks up the track of an incoming aircraft but the sophisticated weapons system cannot decide if...

    (02:43)
  • 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)