Gadget Man: Series 4

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Science, Technology Documentary hosted by Richard Ayoade, published by Channel 4 in 2015 - English narration

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Gadget Man: Series 4 Richard Ayoade returns for a fourth series, test-driving devices supposed to make life easier

[edit] The Weekend

In this first episode Richard looks at how technology can be used to make the most of a weekend - from helping with chores and assisting with a workout, to a night out and the journey home. TV presenter Steve Jones joins in to review the equipment, before Al Murray and Sara Pascoe arrive to test out gadgets in the pub.

[edit] 9 to 5

Richard Ayoade sets out to see if there are devices to improve life at work, testing a solar briefcase that recharges gadgets, a hand massager for soothing tired fingers and a portable hammock for the feet. Comedian Dara O Briain helps him investigate a giant interactive touchscreen, a zero gravity desk and a virtual reality office assistant, while journalist Grace Dent helps look at gadgets designed for exercising in the office.

[edit] Date Night

Richard is joined by comedians Katherine Ryan and Tom Rosenthal to try out dating gadgets - including a £1,500 handbag that displays messages and a carbon dioxide cooling vest to make sure the wearer remains ice cold however hot things get. For those already in a relationship, Richard and comedy actor Sanjeev Bhaskar investigate 3D chocolate printing, virtual flowers and a new system that teaches people how to play romantic music on the piano.

[edit] Health and Safety

Richard focuses on technology for protection and security, making sure the Gadget Man house is kitted out with a smartphone-activated lock, scanning visitors with a portable metal detector and putting a robot on patrol. He is joined by actor Keith Allen to test a wallet tracker, a vest that makes the wearer look more muscular and a bulletproof bag, and also meets up with comedian Bill Bailey at a Cold War era nuclear bunker in Essex to try out a post-apocalyptic survival kit - much of which can also be used for camping holidays or festivals.

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  • Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L4.1
  • Video Bitrate: CF 19 (~2299 Kbps)
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1.778 (16:9)
  • Video Resolution: 1280 x 720
  • Audio Codec: AAC LC
  • Audio English
  • Audio Bitrate: 160 kb/s VBR 48 KHz
  • Audio Channels: Stereo 2
  • Run-Time: 25mins
  • Framerate: 25 fps
  • Number of Parts: 4
  • Container Mp4
  • Part Size: 388 MB
  • Source: HDTV
  • Encoded by: Harry65

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