Channel 5 has commissioned Darlow Smithson Productions to make a one-off doc about the volcanic eruption of Eyjafjallajökull.

The broadcaster has ordered Timebomb Iceland, a one-hour doc from Darlow, to launch in April.

The doc tells the story of the eruption of the Icelandic volcano in April 2010 that turned much of the Northern hemisphere into an ash-strewn no-fly zone.

It also explores the beliefs of scientists that there are three more volcanoes – Katla, Hekla and Laki – which could erupt at any moment.

Timebomb Iceland has been commissioned by C5’s factual commissioning editor Simon Raikes and is exec produced by Darlow’s Alex Sutherland.

“As we approach the third anniversary of the Icelandic eruption and the chaotic dust cloud, it’s clear that at some point a much bigger Icelandic volcano will erupt.  Now is the right time to find out what could happen when it does,” said Raikes.

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