Planet Oil is a Documentary programme.

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Planet Oil

First in a three-part documentary series in which Professor Iain Stewart explores the importance of oil and how the world has become so reliant on it in little over the span of a human lifetime. It has transformed the way people live their lives, spawned foreign wars and turned a simple natural resource into the most powerful political weapon the world has ever known. Professor Stewart visits the places that gave birth to the earth's oil riches, discovers the people who fought over its control and supply, and explores how the constant need for oil is changing the planet iteslf. episode 1.

Genre: Documentary

When is Planet Oil next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 4 June 8th, 11:00pm and on BBC 4 June 15th, 11:00pm. See more...