Weather That Changed The World from Pioneer Productions is to air on UKTV’s Yesterday channel.
The nine part series uses extreme weather footage, reconstructions and testimony from experts to reveal how the history of the world has been defined by the elements and how weather continues to impact our lives today.
Severe drought, torrential rain, extreme cold and unpredictable winds are among nature’s most powerful forces. Weather That Changed The World delves into the past and investigates the impact of these extreme weather conditions on monumental events such as the Hindenburg crash, the sinking of the Titanic and the Challenger disaster.
Weather that Changed the World unravels the mystery behind some of history’s most infamous events by showing how they were shaped by the elements. It answers questions like why there was an iceberg in the Titanic’s path, and how the extreme cold contributed to the Challenger space shuttle disaster. Taking in the impact of weather on warfare, the series also shows how the destiny of millions has been determined by quirks of nature. – Adrian Wills, General Manager for Yesterday
The series will air on Yesterday in October and is the broadcaster says a perfect companion piece to Perfect Storms: Disasters That Changed the World which is scheduled to air in August and was acquired for Yesterday from Entertainment One earlier this year.
We are delighted that this fascinating series has been picked up by Yesterday as it always felt like a true fit, given that the show offers a new angle on familiar historical events which Yesterday as a channel always strives to do. – Emma Simpkins, Director of Sales at Passion Distribution who arranged the purchase of the programme