BBC Unveils Live Volcano Series

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Following the success of Stargazing and Lambing Live, BBC Two has announced Volcano Live, a four-part series presented by Kate Humble and Professor Iain Stewart.

Broadcasting live over four days from 9-12 July from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island, Volcano Live will give BBC viewers a unique insight into the life, impact and real-time activity of this powerful natural wonder.

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, using experiments, demonstrations, and state-of-the-art technology.

Commenting, Controller of BBC Two, Janice Hadlow says: “Volcano Live will offer a rare opportunity to join world-class experts at the forefront of cutting-edge volcanology research. Broadcasting live from the edge of one of the world’s most active volcanoes over four days will offer a completely new way of experiencing this powerful and unpredictable natural phenomenon.”

Four themes will structure the course of each episode. Episode One: An Introduction to our Active World, Episode Two: Life and Death, Episode Three: Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis, Episode Four: The Future.

Volcano Live is a BBC Factual Production. The executive producer is Lisa Ausden; series producer is Alan Holland.