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Wild Weather, Series

Synopsis
A four-part series on the world’s weather.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2002
Year of production
2002
Notes
Broadcast on BBC 1 in 4 weekly parts, beginning 29/9/02
Subjects
Geography; Physics
Keywords
meteorology; weather

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
200 minutes
Year
2003

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£15.99 (inclusive)
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
200 minutes
Year
2003

Sections

Title
Wind
Synopsis
Series in which Donal MacIntyre goes in search of the world’s wildest weather. This edition uses 3-D graphics to illustrate how wind and weather systems work. As well as standing in winds of 136mph, he meets those who have been caught in the middle of hurricanes and tornados
Duration
50 mins

Title
Wet
Synopsis
In this programme, as well as visiting the wettest places in Europe and the world, Donal McIntyre finds out about the devastating effects of floods and the route of the Thermohaline Conveyor, which leads to the warm seas of the Caribbean. On the dry plains of Texas, he meets local farmers who are hoping to find a way of manufacturing their own rain.
Duration
50 mins

Title
Cold
Synopsis
Donal MacIntyre experiences the freezing temperatures of the Arctic and beds down in a snowhole in Greenland to see how much cold his body can take. He also meets those who have survived avalanches and ice storms, visits Mount Washington - home to the world’s worst weather - and climbs an awe-inspiring glacier.
Duration
50 mins

Title
Hot
Synopsis
In the last programme of the series, Donal MacIntyre experiences hot and humid conditions in the jungles of Belize, a region where the sun’s energy is at its most intense. He also attempts the exhausting seven-day test of endurance that is the Marathon des Sables, and learns more about the awesome power of lightning.
Duration
50 mins

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

BBC Worldwide Publishing

Web
http://www.bbcworldwide.com External site opens in new window
Phone
020 8576 3560
Fax
020 8576 3570
Address
80 Wood Lane
London
W12 0TT
Notes
Since Spring 2005, for home video releases see BBC, 2 Entertain Video
 

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