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Desperate Hours (2016– )

TV Series | 26 min | Reality-TV

A sudden calamitous event, causing great loss of life, damage, or hardship, like a flood, a tornado, an airplane crash, or an earthquake. This is not only a documentary but a live account of dramatic events in real time. In this unique 13-...See moreA sudden calamitous event, causing great loss of life, damage, or hardship, like a flood, a tornado, an airplane crash, or an earthquake. This is not only a documentary but a live account of dramatic events in real time. In this unique 13- part series you'll be an eyewitness to some of the greatest disasters of the last 100 years and you will have a rare opportunity to compare disasters across time and distance and decide which you think is the worst. Written by Jon Loew See less
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Updated Mar 18, 2016

Release date (First episode)
Mar 18, 2016 (United States)

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64 cast members
Name STARmeter Episodes Known for
Lee Perry
Himself - Narrator Himself - Narrator   See fewer
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13
Thor Thordarson
Himself - Volcanologist Himself - Volcanologist   See fewer
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2
John All
Himself - Climber Himself - Climber   See fewer
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2
Peter Sammonds
Himself - University College London Himself - University College London   See fewer
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2
Patrick Adenusi
Himself - Executive Director, Safety Beyond Borders Himself - Executive Director, Safety Beyond Borders   See fewer
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2
Jose Rubiera
Himself - Meteorologist Himself - Meteorologist   See fewer
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2
Satinath Sarangi
Himself - Managing Trustee at Sambhavna Trust Himself - Managing Trustee at Sambhavna Trust   See fewer
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2
Hazim Hrvatovic
Himself - Director of Bosnian Geological Institute Himself - Director of Bosnian Geological Institute   See fewer
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2
Louis Uccellini
Himself - Director, National Center for Environmental Prediction Himself - Director, National Center for Environmental Prediction   See fewer
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2
Zemeri Bashary
Himself - Afghan Interior Ministry Spokesman Himself - Afghan Interior Ministry Spokesman   See fewer
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1
Tom Frieden
Himself - U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention Himself - U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention   See fewer
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1
Tumi Gudmundsson
Himself - Professor of Geophysics Himself - Professor of Geophysics   See fewer
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1
Marcelo Meretti
Himself - Floods Memorial Organizer Himself - Floods Memorial Organizer   See fewer
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1
Andrew Olvera
Himself - USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team Himself - USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team   See fewer
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1
Michael Oppenheimer
Himself - Chief Scientist of Environmental Defense Fund Himself - Chief Scientist of Environmental Defense Fund   See fewer
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1
Gordon Van Hook
Himself - Senior Director, Maersk Himself - Senior Director, Maersk   See fewer
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1
Ahmad J. Yahya
Himself - CEO, Malaysia Airlines Himself - CEO, Malaysia Airlines   See fewer
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1
Jorge B. Flores
Himself - Police Commissioner, Juan Rordriguez Clara Himself - Police Commissioner, Juan Rordriguez Clara   See fewer
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1
Shek Moar Khan
Himself - Head of Lassa Fever Program Himself - Head of Lassa Fever Program   See fewer
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1
Mohammad Machnouk
Himself - Environment Minister Himself - Environment Minister   See fewer
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1
Ashfaq Nadeem
Himself - Director General of Military Operation Himself - Director General of Military Operation   See fewer
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1
Oleksandr Novikov
Himself - Manager of Nuclear Safety Himself - Manager of Nuclear Safety   See fewer
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1
Mohamad Ridwan
Himself - Indonesia Army Chief Commander Himself - Indonesia Army Chief Commander   See fewer
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1
Caroline Cadier
Head of Concorde Cabin Crew Head of Concorde Cabin Crew   See fewer
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1
Paul Cheung
Himself - AP Reporter & Passenger Himself - AP Reporter & Passenger   See fewer
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1
Toto Ram Chouhan
Himself - Former Employee, Union Carbide Factory Himself - Former Employee, Union Carbide Factory   See fewer
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1
Sumomai Ghosh
Himself - Friend of Dead Trekker Himself - Friend of Dead Trekker   See fewer
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1
Antonius Ratdomopurbo
Himself - Volcanologist Himself - Volcanologist   See fewer
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1
Armand Sprecher
Himself - Public Health Specialist at MSF Himself - Public Health Specialist at MSF   See fewer
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1
Ake Wikstrom
Himself - Sustainability Manager, Hogdalen Waste Incinerator Plant Himself - Sustainability Manager, Hogdalen Waste Incinerator Plant   See fewer
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1
Alvin Del Mayor
Himself - Rescuer Himself - Rescuer   See fewer
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1
John P. Lockwood
Himself - Volcanologist Himself - Volcanologist   See fewer
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1
Hugh Pennington
Himself - University of Aberdeen Himself - University of Aberdeen   See fewer
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1
Kenji Satake
Himself - Earthquake Research Center, University of Tokyo Himself - Earthquake Research Center, University of Tokyo   See fewer
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1
Boyan Slat
Himself - Founder of the Ocean Cleanup Initiative Himself - Founder of the Ocean Cleanup Initiative   See fewer
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1
Dirk van As
Himself - Geological Survey of Greenland & Denmark Himself - Geological Survey of Greenland & Denmark   See fewer
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1
Todd Baker
Herself - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries Herself - Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries   See fewer
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1
Jorges Castilla
Himself - Epidemiologist Himself - Epidemiologist   See fewer
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1
Giuseppe De Natale
Himself - Volcanologist Himself - Volcanologist   See fewer
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1
Bhagat Singh Koshiyari
Himself - Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Himself - Chief Minister of Uttarakhand   See fewer
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1
Ali Pinar
Himself - Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Center, Bogazici University Himself - Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Center, Bogazici University   See fewer
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1
Andhra Pradesh
Himself - District Administrator Himself - District Administrator   See fewer
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1
Richard M. Allen
Himself - Director of UC Berkley Seismological Lab Himself - Director of UC Berkley Seismological Lab   See fewer
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1
Rick Bauer
Himself - Public Health Engineer, Oxfam Himself - Public Health Engineer, Oxfam   See fewer
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1
Gary Little
Himself - George Washington University Hospital Himself - George Washington University Hospital   See fewer
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1
Charlotte Songeur
Herself - Airparif Crisis, Centre Employee Herself - Airparif Crisis, Centre Employee   See fewer
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1
Matthew Cochrane
Himself - Communications Manager, Red Cross Himself - Communications Manager, Red Cross   See fewer
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1
Stuart Sipkin
Himself - USGS Geophysicist Himself - USGS Geophysicist   See fewer
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1
Hans Verlome
Himself - Director of WWF's Global Climate Change Programme Himself - Director of WWF's Global Climate Change Programme   See fewer
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1
Edward Carwardine
Himself - Unicef Worker Himself - Unicef Worker   See fewer
Members only
1
Kate Hutton
Herself - Seismologist, California Institute of Technology Herself - Seismologist, California Institute of Technology   See fewer
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1
Martin Kaiser
Himself - Greenpeace Head of International Climate Politics Himself - Greenpeace Head of International Climate Politics   See fewer
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1
Rick Steiner
Himself - Professor, Oil Spill Expert Himself - Professor, Oil Spill Expert   See fewer
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1
Lo Wing-Lok
Himself - President of Hong Kong Medical Association Himself - President of Hong Kong Medical Association   See fewer
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1
Chen Yuyu
Himself - Professor of Guanghua, School of Management Himself - Professor of Guanghua, School of Management   See fewer
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1
Luis Yampufe Morales
Himself - Engineer Himself - Engineer   See fewer
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1
K.W. Pao
Himself - Hong Kong Government Agriculture and Fisheries Department Himself - Hong Kong Government Agriculture and Fisheries Department   See fewer
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1
Ross Vaugh
Himself - British Search and Rescue Team Leader Himself - British Search and Rescue Team Leader   See fewer
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1
Peter Convey
Himself - Terrestrial Ecologist & Research Professor Himself - Terrestrial Ecologist & Research Professor   See fewer
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1
Rob Holden
Himself - UN Disaster Assessment Coordination Team Leader Himself - UN Disaster Assessment Coordination Team Leader   See fewer
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1
Gao Qiang
Himself - Minister of Health Himself - Minister of Health   See fewer
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1
Shigeru Omi
Himself - Western Pacific Regional Director, WHO Himself - Western Pacific Regional Director, WHO   See fewer
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1
Marc Van Ranst
Himself - Virologist Himself - Virologist   See fewer
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1
Joseph Domenech
Himself - UN Food and Agriculture Organization Himself - UN Food and Agriculture Organization   See fewer
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1
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5.8 / 10 | 43 votes