Raising Pompeii

This brand new documentary ‘resurrects’ Pompeii, a city famously buried under volcanic ash almost 2,000 years ago.

Presented by Michael Buerk, the hour long programme uses incredible CGI to lift Pompeii from the ashes and bring it back to life. Drawing on the expertise of world class experts and leading CGI animators, the show recreates ancient Pompeii as a photorealistic virtual city.

Buerk takes viewers through 24 hours in the city – from the commute to work in the morning, to brutal sports at noon and a plenitude of vices by night. The stories of how people lived are underpinned by archaeological research and access to the very latest 3D terrain mapping of this ancient city.