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Greenlit: Volcano Live, BBC2

Volcano Live (4  x 60′) – Following the success of Stargazing and Lambing Live Kate Humble and Professor Iain Stewart give BBC viewers a unique insight into the life, impact and real-time activity of a live volcano.

Broadcasting live over four days from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island, Volcano Live connects viewers with this active terrain as it transforms the life and landscape around it. As Kate embarks on a journey of discovery, geologist Iain provides context and insight and together they guide viewers through the science of volcanology.

Live action will be interspersed with pre-recorded footage capturing the expeditions of volcanologists and enthusiasts worldwide. With at least 20 volcanoes erupting at any one time around the world, Volcano Live explores their global impact. Coming face to face with volcanoes in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guatemala, Chile and Iceland, the experts, using experiments, demonstrations, and state-of-the-art technology, will explain the mechanics behind one of nature’s most destructive forces.

  • Episode One: An Introduction to our Active World
  • Episode Two: Life and Death
  • Episode Three: Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis
  • Episode Four: The Future

Channel: BBC2

Producer: BBC Factual Production

TX: 9th – 12th July 2012

Source: BBC press release

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