The Gadget Show

Each week on the Gadget Show, Craig Charles and the team test, punish and push every conceivable type of technology to the limit, facing challenges as varied as designing a flying machine, making their own special effects laden movie and racing across the Abu Dhabi desert.

The team scour the globe for the latest and most breath-taking new tech from autonomous humanoid robots to personal submarines, as well as giving clear, definitive advice on the best gadgets to buy from digital cameras to vacuum cleaners. All that and TV’s most incredible competition!


The Gadget Show is made by North One Midlands from a studio and offices based in Digbeth, near Birmingham city centre. It has been running on Channel 5 since 2004 and now around 40 hour long programmes a year are shown at on Sunday night – reaching audiences of 2 million people.


Director David Leighton said, "Being a Midlands based production, more than half of The Gadget Show is made in and around Birmingham – though we travel extensively all over the world to find some of the most amazing tech on the planet. But for us Birmingham is perfect when we need impressive locations for our items – from displaying a gigantic digital photo of presenter Suzi Perry on Millennium Point to filming presenter Jason Bradbury using gadgets to climb, unaided, 100 foot up the side of Fort Dunlop by the side of the M6 Motorway."

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