PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 06 August, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 06 August, 2003, 12:00am

Wild Weather

Pearl, 9.30pm

This new series takes a voyage into the heart of the elements, hitching a ride with a hurricane, journeying into the eye of the storm and flying with a droplet through the water cycle. The first programme explores the journey the winds take from their birth at the equator to the north pole, recalls how the fastest wind on Earth, the jet stream, was put to deadly use by the Japanese in the second world war and looks at how the wind can turn from the cooling breeze of a summer day to a devastating tornado.

Lost Treasures Of The Yangtze Valley

Pearl, 8.30pm

The rising waters of the huge reservoir created by the Three Gorges Dam project will submerge more than 1,200 known archaelogical sites and some 8,000 yet to be explored. This film documents the historical cost of the dam and follows experts attempting one of the most ambitious archaeological rescues ever.