The BEST Episodes of The Gadget Show
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 5, 2020
Network: Channel 5 (UK)
Each week, the show previews and reviews the latest gadgets, and broadcasts the latest technology news. The show is aimed at giving the mass consumer an insight into the gadget world and in addition, it aims to give enough information for the more "geeky" audience, but still making it accessible to the more casual viewer. The show has featured HD DVDs, video cameras, MP3 players and other technologies. A segment showing viewers how to get the most out of their technology is also included along with a competition to win anything from £5,000 to £12,000 worth of new gadgets. Each series usually contains a special episode focusing on a particular technology conference or expo. Past conferences include CeBIT and The Next Fest.
#1 - Episode 16
Season 12 - Episode 16 - Aired May 17, 2010
Ortis Deley and Suzi Perry each use a variety of gadgets to convert a disused barn into the perfect holiday destination, with Hollyoaks family the Valentines judging their efforts. Jason Bradbury joins chef Simon Rimmer to put home barbecue equipment to the test, and Jon Bentley heads to Los Angeles to put the latest sunglasses through their paces
#2 - Episode 4
Season 13 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 23, 2010
Jon Bentley endeavours to rescue some wet electronic gadgets, Suzi tests waterproof jackets and Jason and Ortis build their own speedboats.
#3 - Surprise Special
Season 14 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 11, 2011
This week on The Gadget Show Suzi, Jason, Jon, Ortis & Pollyanna went into the unknown! They were given four challenges to complete in The Gadget Show, Surprise Special!
#4 - Episode 1
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 7, 2004
#5 - Episode 3
Season 13 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 16, 2010
In this episode'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, 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?
#6 - Episode 15
Season 14 - Episode 15 - Aired May 23, 2011
Jason and Ortis use different technology when they compete against one another in a triathlon. Suzi and Pollyanna spend some time at a spa. Jon looks at some of the more unusual inventions.
#7 - Episode 9
Season 30 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 29, 2019
Superstar DJ-and-producing duo Sigma help Jon Bentley test out the latest in multi-room speakers just in time for the party season. Elsewhere, the G Team shows its flexible side limbering up with comedian and self-confessed yogi Suzi Ruffell to test out the latest yoga tech. Georgie Barrat bags herself an exclusive coaching session with gamer Brendon Lewis, while back in the studio Harry Wallop drops by to help viewers bag the best deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
#8 - Episode 3
Season 31 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 26, 2020
Jon Bentley road-tests one the hottest smartphones on the market, the Samsung Galaxy S20, and reveals whether it's worth its premium price tag. Georgie Barrat gets a behind-the-scenes tour of Las Vegas, finding out how Sin City is reinventing itself in to one of the most technologically advanced places in the world. Plus, Ortis Deley reveals how 1995 defined the tech world of today, while a new feature sees Craig Charles attempt to turn a house into a smart home using so-called `easy fit' DIY kits.
#9 - Episode 7
Season 16 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 15, 2013
Rachel and Jason are investigating the nation’s wi-fi woes. Why do so many of us have trouble connecting, and what can we do about it? With new routers being released by BT and Virgin, could our connection issues soon be a thing of the past? Triple-jump gold medallist and keen cyclist Jonathan Edwards dons lycra and gets on his bike to take a look at cycle computers - technology that is fast growing in popularity. Polly is in Hungary, checking out the Mammuth Rewarron, the world’s first one-third scale, radio controlled car. Will it be a mammoth enough ride to get to the top of Polly’s leader board of thrills? With tablets of all shapes and sizes released on what appears to be a weekly basis, there is more choice than ever. Jon Bentley takes a look at those vying to steal the iPad’s crown, but will his eventual winner be tempting enough to persuade the public away from the iPad? Finally, Jason and Rachel build a pair of life-size radio controlled superheroes modelled on - and piloted by - themselves. What could possibly go wrong?
#10 - Episode 7
Season 31 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 24, 2020
At the moment the 2020 Olympic Games were supposed to be starting in Tokyo, the presenters limber up to see if tech can put them on a par with elite athletes from four different events. Ortis Deley heads to the home of the next generation of British sport, Loughborough University, to take on a female weightlifter with the help of robotics. Plus, Craig Charles teams up with the fastest drone pilots in the country to try to outpace a group of medal-winning sprinters in a 4x100 metre relay.
#11 - Best Gadgets Ever
Season 23 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 7, 2016
What are the greatest gadgets of all time? Is it the Walkman, a microwave, a computer game or something completely different? The team argue for their favourites as they countdown to number one.
#12 - Episode 4
Season 31 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 3, 2020
Ortis Deley delves into the world of 8KTV, bagging an exclusive behind-the-scenes invite to BT Sport's 8K preparations, before checking in with one of its hosts, Gary Lineker, to see what he makes of the new tech. Jon Bentley joins forces with Great British Bake Off semi-finalist Selasi Gbormittah to put three smart ovens through their paces. Plus, the G Team turns its attention to the feline world, heading to a cat cafe to see what man's furry friends make of cutting-edge gizmos designed to keep them amused.
#13 - Episode 1
Season 31 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 12, 2020
Jon Bentley takes Google's latest laptop - the Pixelbook Go - on a day's work experience at one of the world's foremost news websites, the Mail Online. The G Team assists some NHS nurses who want to see how gadgets can get them improve their sleep patterns when working night shifts. Plus, Craig Charles attempts to turn a house into a smart home using off-the-shelf DIY kits and Georgie Barrat hunts down the must-haves for 2020 at the CES exhibition in Las Vegas
#14 - Episode 5
Season 15 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 16, 2011
This episode looks at gadget experience days, 3DTVs, gadget toasters and whether expensive cables give you value for money.
#15 - Episode 17
Season 12 - Episode 17 - Aired May 24, 2010
The team provides a round-up of the best devices of the past 12 months. Jon Bentley recalls the training shoes he tested with Kelly Holmes, and Jason Bradbury revisits his virtual car race against ex-Formula One driver Johnny Herbert. Plus, Ortis Deley's memorable encounter with Larry the robotic dog, and Suzi Perry's stint as pop video director for the band Fightstar. Last in the series
#16 - Episode 6
Season 13 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 6, 2010
- Ultimiate Tested to Destruction - Top 5 Gadget Games - Whole House Music Streaming - DTV Shredder (Off-Road Skateboard Hybrid)
#17 - Episode 7
Season 13 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 13, 2010
A 'Gadget Show' football special to celebrate the start of the Uefa Europa League. Pollyanna kicks off with a report on the Robocup - the most extraordinary football contest in the world. Competing against each other are fully autonomous robots, operating entirely without human control. Will the automatons have the footballing skills to pay the bills? Since the outcry over England's disallowed goal in the World Cup, goal-line technology has become a hot topic. Ortis gets together with former international referee Graham Poll to see if it is possible to remove the man with the whistle and run a game refereed entirely by technology. Meanwhile, Pollyanna takes aim at Jason in a series of gadget football games, as the pair choose their top five ways to play off-the-pitch soccer. Elsewhere, Jon is joined by renowned football commentator Alan Parry to select the best high-definition projectors available on the market. And Suzi indulges in some of the most expensive gizmos on the planet to choose the top five gadgets only a footballer's wife could afford.
#18 - Get Rich Quick
Season 14 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 21, 2011
This week on The Gadget Show Suzi and Ortis are using to gadgets to help them Get Rich Quick, Jon is joined by the fabulous Flawless to test Sports MP3 players and we bring you the Top 5 Tech you should be looking out for in 2011.
#19 - Gadget Party
Season 14 - Episode 12 - Aired May 2, 2011
This week on The Gadget Show Suzi and Ortis we’re given 24 hours to turn a run down warehouse into 2 high-tech nightspots to impress Kirk Norcross from The Only Way is Essex, Jon tested the latest toning shoes, Pollyanna got to grips with the Flyrad and Jason got gaming to put together his top 5 gaming Apps.
#20 - Episode 14
Season 14 - Episode 14 - Aired May 16, 2011
Jon takes to the skies above London in an iconic Goodyear blimp to test the latest entry-level DSLR cameras. These cameras are a cut above compacts, and the first step an amateur might take toward professional photography - but how will they cope when put to the test on Jon's aerial photography challenge?
#21 - Episode 16
Season 14 - Episode 16 - Aired May 30, 2011
Suzi Perry and Pollyanna Woodward put camping technology to the test and invite former Big Brother housemate Nikki Grahame to decide whose den is the most enticing. Jon Bentley is joined by news reporter Martin Stanford to try out tablet computers, and the team evaluates wave-riding water vehicles
#22 - Episode 9
Season 15 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 10, 2011
Ortis tries once again to race the world's fastest pedal bike. Jon steps inside one of the show's famous power tool drag racers. Suzi looks back to the show's early days.
#23 - Episode 4
Season 16 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 24, 2013
Rachel and Jason are in the chair this week as they team up with top cosmetic dentist James Russell to put the latest electronic toothbrushes through their paces. Polly comes face-to-face with the Mantis, the biggest all-terrain hexapod robot in the world. Jon Bentley is in Amsterdam testing out the latest batch of Android smartphones. Mark Foster, one of the most successful British swimmers of all time, tests three of the latest waterproof MP3 players designed for swimmers. Finally, why do Jason and Rachel end up taking a couple of drills to a tandem bike?
#24 - Episode 2
Season 19 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 22, 2014
The team find out if the latest music-making technology can help them top the charts.
#25 - Episode 2
Season 31 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 19, 2020
Craig Charles assesses Samsung's much-anticipated folding Galaxy Z Flip, while Jon Bentley gives Gogglebox star Sandra Martin three affordable 65-inch televisions to check out. Ortis Deley spends the day with his three-year-old daughter at London's annual Toy Fair where they explore the hottest techy playthings on offer for 2020. The team also revisits 1971, a year when floppy disks were not only a thing but were actually floppy and Craig continues his attempt to turn a house into a smart home. Plus, Harry Wallop has his latest tips on how to save money using tech.