Worst Weather Ever?
National Geographic - 9pm
Who's in it?
Climate experts will be going all Book of Revelation on us in this big documentary, which will also be starring thunder, lightning and the occasional devastating flash flood.
In a nutshell
"Worst Weather Ever?" Sounds like the opening of a standard British conversation, but this programme will make our own iffy climate seem positively pleasant by comparison. The world, it seems, is going bonkers, weather-wise. And over its long running time, this extravagantly detailed documentary will delight in explaining just how bonkers. Expect footage of monsoon lashing India, devastating whole towns in a matter of hours.
Expect oversized hailstones coming down like meteorites in China, killing anyone they strike. Expect landscapes scorched by searing sunlight in Australia, where heatwaves have triggered hellish fires. Question is, has it always been this bad? Or is something actually changing up there in the heavens? Scientists will be weighing in on what an issue that's affecting millions of lives, and something tells us it's not going to be good news.
What's the verdict?
Whether you believe we're at fault, or Earth has its own unknowable plans for us, this is sure to be an alarming, if vicariously thrilling look at just what the natural world is capable of. Prepare to get a sudden hankering for building a hurricane shelter in your garden, straight afterwards.