Sinkholes: Buried Underground returns to Channel 5, Mondays at 9pm

Sinkholes: Buried Underground returns to Channel 5, Mondays at 9pm.

This powerful mini docu-series travels the globe to investigate what it’s like to have your world vanish beneath your feet, and re-lives the incredible stories of the people and places that survived these often deadly natural phenomena.

As indiscriminate as they are instant, all over the world sinkholes have caused chaos and destruction wherever they appear: swallowing up whole streets, ripping up motorways, destroying entire forests and even dragging unfortunate bystanders to their untimely deaths.

Sinkholes explores the ripple effect in the immediate aftermath, to the enormous feats of engineering and reconstruction required to help whole communities rebuild their lives. The series combines the most breathtaking archive and user generated footage, and follows the scientists who use cutting edge 3D technology to predict where the next sinkholes are likely to open.

Sinkholes: Buried Underground series one was the Number One performing show in its slot for the channel, debuting with more than 1.5 million viewers and smashed the slot average by more than 30%.