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Hurricane!

Synopsis
Looks at the attempt of an ageing propeller-driven plane to fly into the eye of the hurricane Gilbert on 6 September 1988. By accurately predicting Gilbert’s path, lives and property could be saved. This required a detailed understanding of how the hurricane worked, where its huge energy came from and what influenced its movement. Gilbert reached Force 5, the most power hurricane known, and devastated Jamaica.
Series
Horizon, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 50 min.
Year of production
1990
Availability
Sale; 2000 sale: £99.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Notes
Broadcast on 12 March 1990 on BBC2.
Subjects
Geography
Keywords
hurricanes; Jamaica; meteorology

Credits

Producer
Larry Engel; Thomas Lucas
Writer
Larry Engel; Thomas Lucas
Contributor
Robin Brightwell

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

BBC Active Video for Learning - now BBC Learning

Contact
Carolina Fernandez Jeremy Wilcox (CF - for educational enquiries JW - channel sales manager)
Email
BBCStudiosLearning@bbc.com
Web
https://www.bbcstudioslearning.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 20 8433 1009
Address
BBC Studios Limited
Television Centre
101 Wood Lane
London
W12 7FA
UK
Notes
The BBC Active company has now been absorbed within BBC Learning, a division of BBC Studios. It was originally a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Pearson Education. Formerly known as ‘BBC Worldwide Learning Studies’ and before that as ‘Videos for Education & Training’

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