Natural history programming is given a shot in the arm as extreme volcano hunter Chris Horsley climbs deep inside some of the world’s most active volcanoes to gather new scientific data from the very heart of their active lave filled cores. From Africa’s Great Rift Valley to Central America’s Volcanic Arc, Chris will take us closer than ever to the bowls of the world’s most volatile volcanoes located in some of the most inhospitable landscapes on earth. 800 million people live in the shadow of the planet’s 1,571 active volcanoes, so Chris isn’t putting himself in harm’s way for the pure thrill of it – by using innovative techniques, he wants to help predict future eruptions. He’ll be installing an “early warning system” for eruptions including gas monitoring systems and surveillance web cameras at their rims to alert scientists and local communities about the ever-changing behaviour of volcanoes.

BBC Earth, Dave Logos

Episodes
8
Duration
60
BBC Earth, Dave Logos

Episodes
8
Duration
60

Production Team

Executive Producer: David Notman-Watt
Series Producer: Ben Cole
Producer Directors: Tim Brocklehurst, Selina Chan, Jimmy Dallas, Ian Habgood, Adrian Musto, Dave Warren
Series Edit Producer: Liz Cootes
Assistant Producer: Sophie Greenhill

Production Co-Ordinator: Eve Delves
Production Executive: Claire Hamilton
Production Manager: Holly Salter
Casting Producer: Claire Smith
Junior Researcher: Jamie Carriban
Editors: Sam Blair, David Gaisford, Alan Nesbitt, Mike Morley