Knowledge stuns viewers after Cabbies pass hardest exam

Sam Warner
Photo credit: Channel 4

From Digital Spy

Can you recall 100,000 landmarks in London and thousands of streets off the top of your head, and endure the gruelling pain of having to memorise it all?

Well, that's what hopeful London cabbies have to eat, sleep and breathe in the hope of getting their dream job, as showcased on last night's (April 12) Channel 4 documentary The Knowledge.

The show gave viewers a behind-closed-doors look at probably the hardest test that there is, which involves having to navigate the quickest route between landmarks off the top of their head.

And that's only the first stage, which includes recalling every street name and turn, as well as taking into account one-way rules and so forth.

Photo credit: Channel 4

There's also a written exam and one-on-one interviews on top of that, and we were pretty nervous just watching it, to be honest.

"If it's not taking over your life, you're not doing it properly," one person said. In short, it's bloody intense.

The hard work and effort was most certainly not lost on viewers, who were captivated by the show and had a newfound respect for cabbies:

The Knowledge airs on Channel 4.

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