December 9 2013
Janice Hadlow, Controller BBC TWO, has announced Dragonfly's latest commission, a two-part science documentary filmed in Australia at the peak of the 2013-14 bushfire season.
Presented by Kate Humble, Inside the Wildfire will track the progress of a devastating wildfire across the country. With unique access to the firefighting authorities in New South Wales and Victoria, the programmes will document how wildfires start, what sustains them, and the extraordinary lengths - human and technological - that the fire services must go to in order to bring them under control.
Edwina Silver, Dragonfly's Head of Specialist Factual, said, "after the success of The Burrowers it is exciting to be underway on another piece of content-rich programming for Tom, Kim and the team at BBC Science. Wildfires are one of the natural world's least understood phenomena, and amongst its deadliest. These films aim to explore their underlying science in a way that hasn't been attempted before".