Weather Experiment, The [Peter Moore]

Episodes

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01Stormy Weather2015051120200303 (BBC7)
20200302 (BBC7)

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 19th 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 opening episode, the charismatic naval officer, Robert FitzRoy, confronts storms on the high seas.

Read by Tim McMullan.

Abridged by Sara Davies

Producer: Elizabeth Allard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2015.

Peter Moore's account of the adventurous quest to understand the weather.

Peter Moore's lively account of the adventurous quest to understand the weather.

02The Weather Report2015051220200304 (BBC7)
20200303 (BBC7)

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

Peter Moore's lively account tells the story of the adventurous 19th century quest to understand the weather.

Read by Tim McMullan.

Abridged by Sara Davies

Producer: Elizabeth Allard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2015.

In Peter Moore's vivid account innovation and science lead to the first weather reports.

Peter Moore's lively account of the adventurous quest to understand the weather.

03Shipwreck And Storm Warnings2015051320200305 (BBC7)
20200304 (BBC7)

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

Peter Moore's lively account tells the story of the adventurous 19th century quest to understand the weather.

Read by Tim McMullan.

Abridged by Sara Davies

Producer: Elizabeth Allard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2015.

Peter Moore's vivid account of the quest to understand the weather takes to the high seas.

Peter Moore's lively account of the adventurous quest to understand the weather.

04A Balloon Ascent2015051420200306 (BBC7)
20200305 (BBC7)

Lives are imperiled when scientific enquiry into the upper atmosphere leads to an ascent in a balloon called Mammoth.

Peter Moore's lively account tells the story of the adventurous 19th century quest to understand the weather.

Read by Tim McMullan.

Abridged by Sara Davies

Producer: Elizabeth Allard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2015.

Peter Moore's account of the quest to understand the weather takes to the skies.

Peter Moore's lively account of the adventurous quest to understand the weather.

05Prognostications And Forecasts2015051520200307 (BBC7)
20200306 (BBC7)

The first forecasts prove controversial among the scientific community, and Robert FitzRoy's reputation is threatened.

Peter Moore's vivid account of the 19th century quest to understand the weather.

Concluded by Tim McMullan.

Abridged by Sara Davies

Producer: Elizabeth Allard

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2015.

Peter Moore relates the weather forecast's controversial beginnings.

Peter Moore's lively account of the adventurous quest to understand the weather.