The Weather Experiment

Episodes

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01Stormy Weather2015051120150512 (R4)

Peter Moore's lively account tells the story of the adventurous quest to understand the atmosphere. Today we are never far from a weather forecast, but as meteorology evolved as a science in the nineteenth century it was often controversial; reputations were made and destroyed, and bold men driven by their obsession with the laws of nature took death defying risks. In the first episode, the charismatic naval officer, Robert FitzRoy, confronts storms on the high seas. The reader is Tim McMullan.

Abridged by Sara Davies

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

Charismatic naval officer Robert FitzRoy confronts storms on the high seas.

02The Weather Report2015051220150513 (R4)

Peter Moore's lively account tells the story of the adventurous quest to understand the weather. Today Captain FitzRoy's star is in the ascent, and there is innovation at the observatory in Greenwich. The reader is Tim McMullan.

Abridged by Sara Davies

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

FitzRoy's star is in the ascent, and there is innovation at the observatory in Greenwich.

03Shipwreck And Storm Warnings2015051320150514 (R4)

Peter Moore's lively account tells the story of the adventurous quest to understand the weather. Today peril on the high seas leads Robert FitzRoy to devise an innovative storm warning system. The reader is Tim McMullan.

Abridged by Sara Davies

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

Peril on the high seas leads Robert FitzRoy to devise an innovative storm warning system.

04A Balloon Ascent2015051420150515 (R4)

Scientific enquiry into the upper atmosphere leads to an ascent in a balloon named Mammoth

Peter Moore's lively account tells the story of the adventurous quest to understand the weather. In today's episode lives are imperilled when scientific enquiry into the upper atmosphere leads to an ascent in a balloon called Mammoth. Tim McMullan reads.

Abridged by Sara Davies

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

Peter Moore's lively account tells the story of the adventurous quest to understand the weather. In today's episode lives are imperilled when scientific enquiry into the upper atmosphere leads to an ascent in a balloon called Mammoth. Tim McMullan reads.

Abridged by Sara Davies

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

05Prognostications And Forecasts2015051520150516 (R4)

Peter Moore's vivid account of the nineteenth century quest to understand the weather. Today, the first forecasts prove controversial among the scientific community, and Robert FitzRoy's reputation is threatened. The reader is Tim McMullan.

The abridger is Sara Davies

The producer is Elizabeth Allard.

Peter Moore relates the weather forecast's controversial beginnings.

Peter Moore's vivid account of the nineteenth century quest to understand the weather. Today, the first forecasts prove controversial among the scientific community, and Robert FitzRoy's reputation is threatened. The reader is Tim McMullan.

The abridger is Sara Davies

The producer is Elizabeth Allard