The Great British Weather

The weather is the most common topic of conversation in the UK, and this new show celebrates that by taking a closer look at the weather and what it does for us – from going inside a cloud to reveal how heavy it is, to visiting the wettest place in Britain. Viewers take part too by sending in their photos and weather stories to build a live weather map of the UK over the course of the show.

Comedian Alexander Armstrong, BBC weather presenter Carol Kirkwood and BBC Watchdog presenter Chris Hollins host the series live from a different UK spot each week, including a Cornwall beach, the Lake District, Greenwich Observatory and Stirling in Scotland. They are joined by meteorologist Tomasz Schafernaker who interrogates the accuracy of weather sayings to find out: Does a red sky really herald a beautiful day? Do cows really lie down before it rains? Plus veteran weather presenters John Kettley, Michael Fish MBE and Bill Giles OBE are on hand answer all weather questions.