The Gadget Show

Monday 23 August, 8:00pm on Five

More gadget-filled frolics with Jon Bentley, Suzi Perry, Ortis Deley, Jason Bradbury and new presenter Pollyanna Woodward. This week, the intrepid fivesome go overboard in a ‘Gadget Show’ water special. Jon Bentley endeavours to rescue some wet electronic gadgets, Suzi tests waterproof jackets, and Jason and Ortis build their own speedboats. Jason and Ortis kick off proceedings with a challenge to build and race their own special kind of speedboat. Jason decides to mould a boat around his own body, while Ortis opts to create a solar-powered catamaran. The adventurous pair then go head to head over the water course at the Chippenham Regatta to see whose boat is faster. Meanwhile, Suzi rounds up three of the best waterproof jackets on the market and heads off to her local fire station. Enlisting the help of three fit firemen, she tests which garment can best withstand the force of a high-pressure hose. Elsewhere this week, Jon attempts to find a solution to one of life’s little niggles. With the help of a synchronised-swimming team, he tests out the many different methods for drying out wet electronic gadgets. Finally, Jason puts a range of remote-control toy boats to the test in order to compile this week’s top five. Which miniature vessel will reign supreme?

Tuesday 17 August, 8:00pm on Fiver

More gadget-filled frolics with Jon Bentley, Suzi Perry, Ortis Deley, Jason Bradbury and new presenter Pollyanna Woodward. This week, Ortis investigates the notoriously secretive US military’s groundbreaking robot project. Jon meets Jean-Christophe Novelli for a dishwasher showdown. Jason and Suzi are challenged to produce their own hi-tech film trailer. And Jon and Pollyanna test headphones in Singapore. In this week’s challenge, Jason and Suzi go head to head in a competition to produce the best cinema trailer. With cutting-edge amateur recording equipment at their disposal and acerbic Radio 1 film critic James King judging, the stakes are high. While Jason discovers an astonishing camera capable of filming in 360-degree wraparound vision, Suzi opts to embrace the 3D fad. Suzi makes the potentially risky decision to build her own camera system, but she scores a coup when she lands the world’s only ’emotion jacket’, designed to allow viewers to share in the intense sensations experienced by on-screen characters. Elsewhere, Ortis looks into the murky world of black ops warfare and top-secret research projects. Top of his list is the Little Dog project, run by the US military’s secretive DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) arm. The Little Dog is an incredibly advanced four-legged robot capable of giving chase to targets over rough terrain. Can Ortis persuade the creators to divulge the secrets behind this awesome new technology? Meanwhile, in Singapore, Jon and new girl Pollyanna road test the team’s top five in-ear headphones. Pollyanna soon finds herself being catapulted 200 feet in the air at 125mph on the end of a bungee rope – all in the name of research. Finally this week, Jon dons his whites and ventures into the kitchen with top chef Jean-Christophe Novelli to try out three of the best dishwashers on the market. But will any of the timesaving devices live up to the fiery Frenchman’s high standards?

Monday 16 August, 8:00pm on Five

More gadget-filled frolics with Jon Bentley, Suzi Perry, Ortis Deley, Jason Bradbury and new presenter Pollyanna Woodward. This week, Ortis investigates the notoriously secretive US military’s groundbreaking robot project. Jon meets Jean-Christophe Novelli for a dishwasher showdown. Jason and Suzi are challenged to produce their own hi-tech film trailer. And Jon and Pollyanna test headphones in Singapore. In this week’s challenge, Jason and Suzi go head to head in a competition to produce the best cinema trailer. With cutting-edge amateur recording equipment at their disposal and acerbic Radio 1 film critic James King judging, the stakes are high. While Jason discovers an astonishing camera capable of filming in 360-degree wraparound vision, Suzi opts to embrace the 3D fad. Suzi makes the potentially risky decision to build her own camera system, but she scores a coup when she lands the world’s only ’emotion jacket’, designed to allow viewers to share in the intense sensations experienced by on-screen characters. Elsewhere, Ortis looks into the murky world of black ops warfare and top-secret research projects. Top of his list is the Little Dog project, run by the US military’s secretive DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) arm. The Little Dog is an incredibly advanced four-legged robot capable of giving chase to targets over rough terrain. Can Ortis persuade the creators to divulge the secrets behind this awesome new technology? Meanwhile, in Singapore, Jon and new girl Pollyanna road test the team’s top five in-ear headphones. Pollyanna soon finds herself being catapulted 200 feet in the air at 125mph on the end of a bungee rope – all in the name of research. Finally this week, Jon dons his whites and ventures into the kitchen with top chef Jean-Christophe Novelli to try out three of the best dishwashers on the market. But will any of the timesaving devices live up to the fiery Frenchman’s high standards?

Monday 9 August, 8:00pm on Five

More gadget-filled frolics with Jon Bentley, Suzi Perry, Ortis Deley, Jason Bradbury and new presenter Pollyanna Woodward. This week, Suzi and Ortis race to the top of a mountain, Jason reports on cutting-edge gaming from Las Vegas, and the presenters get to grips with the latest coffee machines. Now that summer is well under way, it is time for the show’s traditional yearly outdoor challenge. Suzi squares off against Ortis in a cross-country race that tests the latest in transport technology. Over hill and dale, and even across a Scottish loch, the pair test cutting-edge gravity bikes, kayaks and trekking gadgets as they compete to reach the top of a mountain peak in the shadow of Ben Nevis. Elsewhere, new ‘Gadget Show’ presenter Pollyanna Woodward joins Jon and Ortis to test out the latest and best coffee machines on the market. What will the British public make of the presenters’ selection of lattes, cappuccinos and espressos? Meanwhile, Jason jets off to Vegas to get his hands on the latest in computer technology. The E3 show is one of the gaming world’s major annual exhibitions, and 2010 promises to be an important year with the launch of Sony’s wireless Move and Microsoft’s Kinect gaming systems – both featuring technology that could revolutionise the industry. Also this week, Jon teams up with the Sony World Photographer of the Year, Martin Brent, to select the top five colour printers on the market.

Monday 2 August, 8:00pm on Five

This week sees the return of Five’s flagship consumer technology show. With Jon Bentley, Suzi Perry, Ortis Deley and Jason Bradbury at the helm, the 14th series is set to last for a marathon 21 gadget-filled episodes. In the first instalment, Suzi and Jason are challenged to mount their own promotional campaigns to advertise the show – using the latest in cutting-edge technology. Elsewhere, Jon tests the iPhone 4, Ortis goes surfing in Sweden and last season’s big competition winners are revealed. To celebrate the new series of ‘The Gadget Show’, Suzi and Jason take up the challenge of promoting the show using the very latest technology on the market. For her campaign, Suzi opts to create a series of digital billboards across Manchester featuring an augmented reality pop-up message. Jason, meanwhile, relies on video mapping and viral media, and in one audacious guerrilla stunt covers a famous London landmark with propaganda. Elsewhere, Jon examines the much-anticipated iPhone 4 to see if it lives up to all the hype. He is joined by Radio 1’s Comedy Dave, co-host of the Chris Moyles Breakfast Show and a self-confessed Apple devotee, to see if the latest smartphone is a hit or a miss. Ortis Deley takes to the waters of Stockholm to test out the latest in powered surfboards. Designed for flat, calm waters, the board is said to give the rider an exciting surfing experience. Can Ortis stay on his feet long enough to test the claim? Also this week, the presenters visit the lucky winners of two of the biggest ever ‘Gadget Show’ competitions. What have the winners done with their 183 top-of-the-range gadgets?

Tuesday 11 May, 8:00pm on Fiver

The consumer technology show hosted by Jason Bradbury, Jon Bentley, Suzi Perry and Ortis Deley continues. This week, Jason joins a skating champ as he tries out the best inline skates on the market, and Ortis takes a death-defying plane ride to test the latest camcorder technology. Suzi and Ortis’s challenge involves them both being abducted. Will their knowledge of the latest tech help them escape? Suzi and Ortis set out to discover how practical smartphones really are. In a series of hair-raising challenges and forfeits designed to test the technology smartphones are said to replace, they find out all there is to know about camcorders, apps, social-networking sites and notebooks. Unluckily for them, it is a challenge which involves being kidnapped and tied up in a warehouse. Will they manage to escape using just their tech? With the help of technology journalist Luke Peters, Jon goes shopping and compares a range of big-brand technology products with the less wellknown – but invariably cheaper – brands that can be bought in supermarkets. Is there any major difference in performance? Meanwhile, Jason is joined by the current UK skate champ Nick Lomax to test the top five aggressive inline skates. The pair get on the half-pipe and perform a series of stunts to find out which skates are the best value on wheels. Elsewhere, Ortis takes his life in his hands in the passenger seat of a death-defying stunt plane. He flies upside down, back to front and even loops the loop to test the best camcorders on the market, whilst also trying to keep his lunch down!

Tuesday 11 May, 8:00pm on Fiver

The consumer technology show hosted by Jason Bradbury, Jon Bentley, Suzi Perry and Ortis Deley continues. This week, the presenters get in the summer spirit by attempting to create the perfect holiday using an array of gadgets. Elsewhere, Jason samples a range of home barbecues and Jon heads to LA to test the latest hi-tech sunglasses. This week’s special summer challenge sees Ortis and Suzi going head to head to create the perfect holiday. Each presenter has a trailer load of tech to convert a disused barn into the ideal vacation location. Using an array of action gadgets, including a climbing wall, bike simulators and a rugged offroad trailer, Suzi sets out to fashion the perfect adventure holiday. Meanwhile, Ortis opts to recreate an idyllic family beach holiday, complete with a luxury camping trailer and a hot tub kitted out with a sound system and entertainment centre. Their respective efforts are judged by one of TV’s favourite families – the Valentines from ‘Hollyoaks’. Meanwhile, Jason tries some sizzling alfresco eating and gets the barbecue out. But with so much choice on the home barbecue market, which one should he choose? With the expert help of top chef Simon Rimmer, gas and charcoal sets are tested for their looks, the taste of the food they produce and their technical innovations. Finally, summer is not complete without a pair of sunglasses. Jon travels to LA to test out the latest in hi-tech eyewear in the Hollywood sunshine.

Monday 10 May, 8:00pm on Five

The consumer technology show hosted by Jason Bradbury, Jon Bentley, Suzi Perry and Ortis Deley continues. This week, Jason joins a skating champ as he tries out the best inline skates on the market, and Ortis takes a death-defying plane ride to test the latest camcorder technology. Suzi and Ortis’s challenge involves them both being abducted. Will their knowledge of the latest tech help them escape? Suzi and Ortis set out to discover how practical smartphones really are. In a series of hair-raising challenges and forfeits designed to test the technology smartphones are said to replace, they find out all there is to know about camcorders, apps, social-networking sites and notebooks. Unluckily for them, it is a challenge which involves being kidnapped and tied up in a warehouse. Will they manage to escape using just their tech? With the help of technology journalist Luke Peters, Jon goes shopping and compares a range of big-brand technology products with the less wellknown – but invariably cheaper – brands that can be bought in supermarkets. Is there any major difference in performance? Meanwhile, Jason is joined by the current UK skate champ Nick Lomax to test the top five aggressive inline skates. The pair get on the half-pipe and perform a series of stunts to find out which skates are the best value on wheels. Elsewhere, Ortis takes his life in his hands in the passenger seat of a death-defying stunt plane. He flies upside down, back to front and even loops the loop to test the best camcorders on the market, whilst also trying to keep his lunch down!

Monday 10 May, 8:00pm on Five

The consumer technology show hosted by Jason Bradbury, Jon Bentley, Suzi Perry and Ortis Deley continues. This week, the presenters get in the summer spirit by attempting to create the perfect holiday using an array of gadgets. Elsewhere, Jason samples a range of home barbecues and Jon heads to LA to test the latest hi-tech sunglasses. This week’s special summer challenge sees Ortis and Suzi going head to head to create the perfect holiday. Each presenter has a trailer load of tech to convert a disused barn into the ideal vacation location. Using an array of action gadgets, including a climbing wall, bike simulators and a rugged offroad trailer, Suzi sets out to fashion the perfect adventure holiday. Meanwhile, Ortis opts to recreate an idyllic family beach holiday, complete with a luxury camping trailer and a hot tub kitted out with a sound system and entertainment centre. Their respective efforts are judged by one of TV’s favourite families – the Valentines from ‘Hollyoaks’. Meanwhile, Jason tries some sizzling alfresco eating and gets the barbecue out. But with so much choice on the home barbecue market, which one should he choose? With the expert help of top chef Simon Rimmer, gas and charcoal sets are tested for their looks, the taste of the food they produce and their technical innovations. Finally, summer is not complete without a pair of sunglasses. Jon travels to LA to test out the latest in hi-tech eyewear in the Hollywood sunshine.

Tuesday 4 May, 8:00pm on Fiver

The consumer technology show hosted by Jason Bradbury, Jon Bentley, Suzi Perry and Ortis Deley continues. This week, the tech wizards participate in their very own sports day. Jon goes in search of peace and quiet in Pisa, and the team opens a gadget graveyard. It is sports day on ‘The Gadget Show’, and Suzi, Ortis, Jason and Jon limber up to take part in a series of events that would put any village fete to shame. As usual, there is a twist, and the four presenters will be relying on technological innovations past and present to help them win. Gadgets at the team’s disposal include a Wii console, an Easyglider, Usain Bolt’s trainers and a medieval trebuchet. But who will reach the finish line first? Elsewhere this week, Jon visits Pisa, one of Europe’s noisiest cities, to test out the best noise-cancelling headphones on the market. His attempts to find a quiet spot to sample an Italian dish end with him sitting next to a busy road junction. Can any of the products live up to their claims and give Jon the peace and quiet he craves? Meanwhile, Jason presents his top five pointlessbut- fun websites, and the team unveils a new gadget graveyard. Which piece of obsolete tech will be the first to be put six feet under?

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