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Two-part documentary. Kate Humble joins a team of geologists at Tanna in the Vanuatu archipelago, where they travel right to the heart of one of the world's most active volcanoes.

Kate Humble joins a team of geologists on a journey right to the heart of one of the most active volcanoes in the world.

On the island of Tanna in the Vanuatu archipelago lies Yasur - a volcano that erupts constantly, firing out red-hot lava bombs and showering the island in thick black ash. To discover whether another devastating eruption might happen, the team needs to collect a lava bomb the minute it is hurled from the crater.

As they prepare for their death-defying mission, Kate explores the island and discovers how the volcano shapes the lives, traditions and beliefs of everyone who lives in its shadow.

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Thu 30 Aug 2018 15:15

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Credits

Role Contributor
Executive Producer Helen Thomas
Series Producer Lucy Meadows
Presenter Kate Humble

Broadcasts

  • Sun 4 Jan 2015 20:00
  • Mon 19 Jan 2015 23:20
  • Mon 19 Jan 2015 23:50
  • Tue 20 Jan 2015 00:20
  • Tue 27 Jan 2015 09:05
  • Tue 4 Apr 2017 15:15
  • Wed 5 Apr 2017 14:15
  • Thu 30 Aug 2018 15:15

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