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Fire

Episode 4 of 5

Professor Iain Stewart explores man's relationship with fire. Along the way he dives in a mysterious lake in Oregon, climbs a glacier of salt and takes a bath in crude oil.

Professor Iain Stewart continues his epic exploration of how the planet has shaped human history.

Iain explores man's relationship with fire. He begins by embarking on an extraordinary encounter with this terrifying force of nature - a walk right through the heart of a raging fire.

Fire has long been our main source of energy, and Iain shows how this meant that the planet played a crucial role in Britain's industrial revolution, whilst holding China's development back.

Along the way he dives in a mysterious lake in Oregon, climbs a glacier of salt, crawls through an extraordinary cave in Iran and takes a therapeutic bath in crude oil.

59 minutes

Last on

Sat 1 Feb 2020 09:30

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Iain Stewart
Producer Charles Colville
Director Charles Colville
Producer Jonathan Renouf

Broadcasts

  • Tue 9 Feb 2010 21:00
  • Tue 9 Feb 2010 22:00
  • Tue 20 Apr 2010 01:50
  • Sun 28 Nov 2010 19:30
  • Mon 29 Nov 2010 01:10
  • Sun 30 Sep 2012 19:00
  • Sun 7 Oct 2012 19:00
  • Wed 17 Feb 2016 00:00
  • Sat 20 Feb 2016 19:00
  • Thu 14 Feb 2019 16:15
  • Sat 1 Feb 2020 09:30