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Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Alok Jha investigates how modern weather forecasting was born amid 20th-century catastrophes, as meteorologists helped fight two world wars and tried to predict natural disasters. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alok Jha
Producer:
Andrew Smith
Director:
Andrew Smith
Executive Producer:
Paul Sen
Series Producer:
Paul Sen
Production Company:
KEO North

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Alok Jha charts the history of weather forecasting. In the 1850s, driven to prevent sea disasters, meteorologist Robert Fitzroy issued Britain's first storm warnings. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alok Jha
Producer:
Paul Vanezis
Director:
Paul Vanezis
Executive Producer:
Paul Sen
Series Producer:
Paul Sen
Production Company:
KEO North

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Alok Jha charts the history of weather forecasting. He tells the story of how meteorology became one of the most important scientific endeavours of the modern age. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alok Jha
Producer:
James Sandy
Director:
James Sandy
Executive Producer:
Paul Sen
Series Producer:
Paul Sen
Production Company:
KEO North