Preview – Volatile Earth


This new three-part series documents the extreme catastrophes to have hit the Earth with scientific experts piecing together exactly what happened.

Archaeologists working at a medieval cemetery in London have found thousands of skeletons in unexplained mass graves. After forensic analysis and investigation of records, they concluded the most likely cause of death was a famine triggered by a catastrophic volcanic winter around AD 1250.

Volatile Earth, Saturday, 7 pm – Channel 4