8:00pm Thursday 12 July on BBC TWO
Kate Humble and Professor Iain Stewart present a four day journey into our extraordinary and dynamic planet, live from Kilauea on Hawaii, the world’s most active volcano.
Live once again from the summit crater of Kilauea, Kate and Iain look to the future, examining the latest monitoring equipment and asking whether scientists will ever be able to definitively predict when a volcano is going to erupt.
Iain travels to Naples to Mount Vesuvius to hear about the elaborate evacuation plan that will be implemented when the volcano next begins to show signs of unrest.
Across Europe, Kate ascends to the summit of Katla, the country’s biggest volcano, and learns that when it next goes off, it’s likely to make the 2010 Eyjafjallaj?kull eruption look miniscule by comparison.
In our final expedition film we follow Professor Jon Blundy from the University of Bristol as he searches the rock deposits of Dominica in the Caribbean on the hunt for clues that might tell him when the great volcano Morne Au Diable might roar back into life, whilst Ed Byrne uses a bin, several plastic balls and some liquid nitrogen to try and recreate a supervolcanic eruption.
Volcano live is hosted by the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with assistance from scientists of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory