Volcano Live

Volcano Live is a BBC documentary series presented by Kate Humble and Iain Stewart, finding out about the awesome power of volcanoes in some of the most geologically active places on Earth. Volcano Live was a live television program broadcast on BBC Two from 9 July 2012. And the program was presented over four nights by Kate Humble and Iain Stewart from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island. Comedian Ed Byrne presented segments, which attempted to discover the principles behind volcanic phenomena. Volcano Live also featured pre-recorded reports and interviews in addition to the real-time broadcast. Webcams showed volcanic activity from around the world and online features included a geothermal map of current volcanic events.

Episode 1 - An Introduction to our Active World

Episode 1 - An Introduction to our Active World
Kate Humble and Iain Stewart broadcast live from the edge of Kilauea's summit crater on Hawaii. Kate travels to Iceland to visit the Eyjafjallajokull volcano, which disrupted air travel throughout Europe in 2010.

Episode 2 - Life and Death
Kate Humble and Iain Stewart broadcast from the site of the 1969 Mauna Ulu eruption. Kate travels to the Icelandic island of Heimaey to learns about the fishermen who took on a volcano.

Episode 3 - Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis
Kate Humble and Iain Stewart broadcast from Kalapana, a town destroyed by lava flows. They learn about the connections between volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis.

Episode 4 - The Future
Kate Humble and Iain Stewart return to Ki-lauea's summit crater. They discover the future of volcanic forecasting and Iain travels to Pompeii to see the effects of Mount Vesuvius on the town.

Episode 5 - Iceland Erupts: A Volcano Live Special
In 2010, the ash cloud from an unpronounceable Icelandic volcano brought Europe to a standstill. Kate Humble heads for the source of the ash to ask whether we should now be preparing for more of the same.

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