The Knowledge appears to be a traitional game-show, perhaps from the 1980s. Its highlight though, a race across London between an traditional black cab and a smart phone equipped uber cab, betrays it as a contemporary creation. Its enthusiastic host, Robert O'reilly, describes this as an 'epic, existential battle, a battle for survival and the future of mankind..' Its familiar game-show conventions and unchallenging narrative urge us to watch it as pulp TV, but the show is curiously hollow with neither theme music nor applause.
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In the game-show setting of The Knowlege Ian Wolter emphasises the seemingly unconcerning popular belief that rapidly advancing technologies will sweep aside the Knowledge (the unique test that London cab drivers must pass) as well as both cab and uber drivers as well as numerous other jobs. Our sentimental desire to preserve the unpreservable is also brought to the fore.