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Wind

In the first programme, WIND, Donal explores the journey the winds take from their birth at the equator where he finds himself adrift in the doldrums to the North pole where he witnesses arguably the most beautiful vision on earth, a space rainbow, better known as Aurora Borealis. Along the way he revisits the devastating events that were unleashed by Hurricane Andrew in the USA and finds out how the fastest wind on earth, the jet stream, was put to deadly use by the Japanese in the Second World War. We will see how the wind can turn from the cooling breeze of a summer day to a devastating tornado and how a wind from space can literally flatten the planet.

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  • Originally Aired February 19, 2003
  • Runtime 60 minutes
  • Content Rating United States of America TV-PG
  • Network BBC
Name Type Role
Donal MacIntyre Guest Star