Tuesday 19 October, 8:00pm on Fiver
Jon Bentley, Suzi Perry, Ortis Deley, Jason Bradbury and Pollyanna Woodward investigate the latest technological innovations. In this episode, the presenters focus on ways to save money. Suzi examines cheap netbooks, Polly and Ortis scour the web and the high street for techie bargains, and Jon climbs behind the wheel of a swanky car to test some cut-price satnavs. In this week’s value-for-money special, the thrifty presenters go to extraordinary lengths to track down the best technology deals on the market. Suzi starts the budget ball rolling with an examination of cheap netbooks. To help her decide which machine offers the best deal, she ropes in three celebrities – Chico of ‘X Factor’ fame, DJ Normski and ‘Big Brother’ winner Brian Belo. In this week’s head to head, Polly goes up against Ortis to see who can find the best tech for the lowest price. While Ortis scours the web, Polly hits the high streets with the help of hotshot haggler Dom Littlewood. Will the best deals come from the internet or the shopping centres? Away from the city centre, Jason tests a handful of cheap mountain bikes, putting them through three years’ worth of wear in just a few hours. Meanwhile, Jon plays chauffeur for the day to test three budget satnavs. Settling behind the wheel of a luxury Bentley, he drives Kate Walsh of ‘Live From Studio Five’ to a meeting at Claridge’s, takes newsreader Matt Barbet to the ‘Five News’ studio and transports Jason Donovan to his radio station. Elsewhere this week, Jon tests three super-cheap TVs, and the presenters assess the energy consumption of a range of everyday gadgets.