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Hello and welcome to
The One Show with Matt Baker.
And Angellica Bell.
And hello to the Wilsons, enjoying a
snow game on their sledge. These are
Winter Olympians in the making.
Hitting the slope. Off they go, a
huge pile of them.
It's a welcome to the world
hello to Sienna Waring -
born on the A66 in County Durham
Welcome. A great place to be born.
A to Ozzie Burrows.
An ingenious way to get the snow off
his car. I used a brush this
It's a round of applause hello
to the takeaway delivery guy
in Lincoln who had to learn how
to do the skeleton.
That is a curry in a hurry!
And finally hello to the newly
married Mr and Mrs Robinson
from Stranraer, who should be
sunning themselves in the Maldives
but are stuck in Glasgow airport.
But Glasgow airport is pretty cool,
They are together. Having a
Because yes it's still white out
there, and can you believe it,
it's the first day of spring today.
The Beast from the East has
made its presence known.
We have been seeing traffic jams and
road closures up and down the
country from the A43 in Hampshire to
the M80 between Glasgow and
Mass disruption on the
rails and at airports.
Storm Emma is on her way and there's
expected to be going on 2ft of snow
in the South West tonight.
Our favourite weatherman
Ben Rich is here.
Who knew you could be on the One
sofa three times in a week.
He'll be telling us what the next
few days will be like.
And the president of the AA -
Edmund King is here,
letting us know how much travel
misery Storm Emma could be
bringing to the roads.
To take us away from the cold we're
joined by Simon Schama,
Mary Beard and David Olusoga -
the faces of the BBC's
breathtaking new series,
Civilisations, which promises
an epic journey through thousands
of years of beautiful art.
The latest area to issue a severe
red alert snow warning
is the South West and South Wales.
Happy St David's Day, everyone.
Jon Kay is in Tiverton in Devon,
which is bracing itself for the full
force of Storm Emma.
Jon, has Emma arrived yet?
Storm Emma has arrived and it was
above this patch Emma met the Beast
from the East. They had a horrible
and messy meeting in the skies above
this red warning zone. There is no
red to be seen, you cannot see
anything, it is quite everywhere.
This is Tiverton high street.
Somebody making their way home. A
tractor is trying to clear things.
Very few people out to night, people
have been told to get home, shut the
door and tried to settle down and
see this out. This red zone is a big
area from south Wales and covers
Cardiff and cuts through the Bristol
Channel through Somerset down to
Devon. Some communities here are
used to being cut off for a couple
of days in winter but this red zone
is unusual because it covers urban
areas, and people who are not used
this will have to deal with it and
it will snow pretty much all night
and we will see more over the next
couple of. Thank you.
Keep safe in the South West tonight.
The red alert in Scotland may have
been lifted this morning,
but it has still been a difficult
day on the roads.
Food shops in the centre of one of
Europe's biggest cities closed
because of the snow.
Most of the
shops seem to be a meltdown, closing
early, shutting their doors, nothing
on the shelves.
The empty shelves in
Glasgow are partly the result of
some of Scotland's biggest roads,
including the M80, seizing up.
Hundreds of drivers spent the night
in their vehicles and others abandon
Horrendous. A couple of
people, bless them, they deserve a
medal, giving people a drink.
from the RAC is doing his best to
get motorists back up and running.
would say there has been a risk to
life. A lot of the major roads. I
have never seen the M80 that quiet.
Normally, it would be heaving with
With up to 30 centimetres
of snow minor roads are also quiet.
And of course, drivers are stuck.
Got a rope on just now. If he drives
gently and I drive gently, it gives
us basically a four-wheel drive and
hopefully gets us there.
very much, much appreciated.
the next one. In these conditions,
getting to any emergency is not
easy. Pat O'Mara is the head of the
ambulance control centre in Glasgow.
We have seen more accidents -- have
you seen more accidents?
levels have been the same. But it
has been harder to get to patients.
Obviously it is treacherous for your
staff, as well. Do you have measures
to protect them?
We have staff put
up in hotels. They have not seen
their families for a couple of days.
We make sure we rotate people and
keep an eye on fatigue levels.
evening the M80 was due to open but
an Amber alert is in place until
tomorrow morning. What is the
situation with the red warnings?
red warning in central Scotland
expired earlier this morning simply
because the snow eased off but there
is still a lot of snow lying around.
We have a new red warning for parts
of the south-west of England and
South East of Wales. Talking about
parts of Devon, into Somerset, far
south-east Wales. Those areas could
see easily 20 centimetres, but
perhaps 40, 50, you mentioned two
feet of snow. I expect we will not
be farther away from that in
Dartmoor, Exmoor. And blizzards. As
you saw, there are amber warnings,
the second tier, across south-west
England more generally, south Wales,
Northern Ireland and the north-east
of England and East of Scotland.
Edmund, you are president of the AA
and we have seen the chaos the snow
What the roads like now?
They are still pretty busy and
dangerous. Our patrols have been out
today and more like snow patrols,
chasing cars stuck in snow and in
ice and you can see from the map, it
is across the country. North-east,
Northwest, Scotland, Lincoln. A lot
of closed roads in Lincolnshire. And
in the deep South and south-west. We
have experienced three times as many
calls for breakdowns. Something like
30,000 calls today alone. We have
had to mobilise all patrols and get
extra patrols out, even getting
staff to call centres using 4x4
Some people need to get
out, so what tips would you give
Be prepared before you go out.
If you looked at Scotland last
night, the M80, if you did not have
half a tank of fuel, you would have
been in trouble. Make sure you have
at least half a tank of fuel also if
you stop you can keep the engine and
heater on. Put carpet or cardboard
in the boot of the car. If you are
stuck in snow, take the cardboard
out, if it is a rear wheel drive
car, put it under the rear wheel and
drive over it, it gives you
traction. Be prepared and then drive
very smoothly, pull away in second
gear, do not accelerate quickly, do
not put on the brakes quickly. Keep
to the main roads, they are better
gritted, although Ben Rich would
know this, in some of the
temperatures we have seen, Grit is
not all that effective. Do not be
complacent, even with a 4x4 you can
skid off the road.
And it can wash
off. When rain falls it washes the
Edmund, thank you for making
the journey to see us.
Lincolnshire is one of the places
that has been hardest to get around
today with no major roads open first
thing this morning.
Peter Levy is there now.
Are things getting moving? Not
really. All of the major roads have
been blocked at some point today.
100 schools plus closed. A bad day.
Barnaby between Grimsby and
Scunthorpe, it is the coldest I have
ever been. I have Simon bachelor
with me who is a farmer. When did
you get up this morning? 5am I was
on the road. He has been helping
people get out of the snow with the
I have been trying to
keep the road opened and help people
who are stuck as we try to keep
lorries flowing so they can get
access to the farm.
Nobody asked you
to do this!
We have to get people
into work at our farm and you come
across people stranded. You cannot
leave them, you have to help the
You are one of the good
Samaritans that has come out today.
There have been a lot of people out
It has been extraordinary.
Yes, everybody pulling together. It
is gone 7pm, go home and get some
food. Thank you. If I can tell you
about a lady called
about a lady called cat -- Cat, a
nurse, who walked three hours in the
snow to get to work at Lincoln
County Hospital. And then she came
across a colleague called Lucy in
the snow and injured. They got to
work at the hospital and did their
shift and they staying at the
hospital tonight. I reckon you
should invite her down to see the
One Show one night because it is
extraordinary what she has done
today. The coldest I have been I
have to say, in Lincolnshire.
Back to you. I think that is a
wonderful invitation. We should give
a round of applause.
a round of applause. Everybody, the
farmers, like the fourth emergency
service is situation is like this.
Tonight sees the launch
of Civilisations -
the BBC's new epic art series.
Filmed across six continents,
31 countries and three
years in the making,
it's the Blue Planet
of the art world.
The record of human history brims
over with the rage to destroy. But
it is also imprinted with the
opposite instinct. To make things
that go beyond the demands of food
and shelter. Things that makers see
the world and place in it in a
different light. We are the art
making animal. And this is what we
Well, it is a big old series.
Fantastic. We are looking forward to
it. We have Simon and David and Mary
here. Heavyweights. But this is the
first time you have worked together.
David, who is doing what? I am doing
the age of discovery. 16th, 17th,
18th century. Mary is doing the
ancient world and Simon is doing
Insufferable greed. I do not stop
with the ancient world.
I get up to
2014. We all do. You are in one of
the programmes. You are not,
Excited for minute. It is
interesting. We have watched it
All of it?
Not all nine
programmes. Because we would not
want to watch it now we want to
watch it with everyone.
say that. I say, did you read it?
They say, I looked at it. Am I as
bad as one of your students? As good
as! Each episode is your personal
journey, you researched it. When you
filmed it, did it live up to
expectations and the work you put
into the episode?
More than that. It
was always more difficult to film
did you thought. It is easy to sit
in London and say we will go there.
Planet in the office. It works fine
but it never does when you get
there. I had looked at the
terracotta Warriors and I saw them
at the British Museum. This is what
makes you so lucky on telly. Not
just look at them from the side, but
get down, wander about amongst them.
I thought, wow, if my mum knew I was
doing this, she would be so proud.
With paintings, you have to go
either at 6am, or at night, when
nobody else's there. A small price
to pay but it is just you and
Rembrandt. Sometimes that is scary.
I was there with the painters
staring at me with that fishy eye,
saying, I have seen people like you
before. You feel embarrassed but you
do it nonetheless.
A precious sense
of immediacy. And incredible
emotion. The cave paintings.
emotion. The cave paintings. The way
they use ink to put their mark on
it, you kind of hit on it, the point
of art is for it outlived the person
that has created it.
That is the
breakthrough. The group have very
cleverly sort of kept me from seeing
it. Everything was set up and
normally we would have just a quick
look. But no, you take a risk
because I might be even more soppy
and incoherent and if that I usually
He is quite soppy about it
sometimes, sometimes he gets soppy!
You enjoy him getting soppy.
impact poll has this series being,
you will have done so many
programmes of the past?
It is easy
to write something and know what
your going to say but then you stand
in front an amazing piece of art,
and you are low because you there
early, and you have a different
relationship. The thing you wrote
isn't enough because what you're
trying to express is what you feel
in that moment.
The men are terribly
soppy about this. They go gooey and
cry in front of works of art.
I do not.
struck by the cave. One thing that
struck me is how art can be so
similar in the world, yet be so far
apart. I'm talking about the
That's a good point, in
the second cave we went to, very
deep, and it was weird, I felt
weirdly at home in the caves. The
temperature is always about kind of
15 or 14 or something, never colder.
Half an hour walk into where the
paintings are and then you come
across these horses. Of course, no
ice age artist is out there with a
little sketch pad, so they are
actually looking hard and then going
back and translating what they've
got in their memory. It is not just
the kind of cartoon of a horse, they
use the lines of the rock for bones
and the anatomy of a horse. This is
an amazing thing. Because it started
all those tens of thousands of years
ago, it is very, a very emotional
The starting point. It is
all there for you. A magical,
tonight 9pm on BBC Two.
Now, what lengths would you go to,
to help and protect,
and give an opportunity to someone
you didn't know on the other
side of the world?
Here's the story of how
one student imprisoned
Prison found himself in Glasgow.
My name is Hernando. In 1973, I was
at 24-year-old student in Chile.
name is Marilyn Thompson and in
1973I was a third-year student at
Essex University. This is the
Of how she saved me.
In September 1973, the democratic
government of Chile was overthrown
by Commander in Chief of the Chilean
army, General Pinochet, in a violent
coup. In the days that followed,
4500 people were killed or
disappeared. 200,000 were imprisoned
or tortured. One of those was
Service came very late at night,
after the coup. They broke down the
door. They blindfolded and took me
to an interrogation centre. I was
brutally tortured. It was a very
difficult life, if I can call it a
life, because at some point I was
kind of losing my mind.
It surprised me that I can talk the
way I'm talking now, because I
couldn't say this in the first 20
The Pinochet regime was fast to
stamp out any dissent. Military
police targeted those with socialist
views, many of whom were academics
and students. Hernando's crime was
distributing leaflets opposing the
dictatorship. Marilyn would soon
come to his aid.
I was studying
Latin American studies and I had
Latin American friends. I was really
horrified by what was happening in
the country. There was news reels
and films that were coming out which
showed how horrific it was. It was
just general repression, a reign of
The coup sparked international
outrage and in the UK people took to
the streets in their thousands.
Academics formed a network to
provide asylum to Chilean students.
Working with the world University
service, they offered places at
quite strong relations, helping them
to settle down in the country. The
issue of language was a very big
one, because the majority didn't
speak any English at all.
Hernando was on a list of political
prisoners as his family had reported
him missing. The world University
service awarded him a grant to
continue his studies at Glasgow
University. After ten months in
prison, the Chilean authorities
expelled Hernando from the country.
On the 6th of June 1974, he was
flown to the UK.
Because of my previous experience,
torture in prison, I didn't know
what to expect because your mind is
not accustomed to freedom.
Marilyn was one of the first people
Reminds me, what was it like when
you first got here to the UK?
very first day, I went to your
office and as soon as I opened the
door, I saw you smile. You spoke to
me in Spanish, which made a big
After graduating, Hernando pursued a
career in electrical engineering. He
met his wife Vicky the year he
arrived in Glasgow and they have
900 Chileans were given a home in
the UK after the Pinochet coup.
Marilyn supported 50 of them to
settle into their new lives, and
today she is meeting up with some of
them for the first time in 35 years.
Bradford University offered me a
After finishing my studies,
it gave me knowledge to get together
with some other people and we opened
the first Chilean restaurant in
Britain. That was in Birmingham.
We were really grateful, there were
so many amazing people embracing us
and protecting us and helping us,
Like Hernando, they have all built a
new life in the UK thanks to this
support and action of a determined
group of British academics.
That is incredibly heart-warming.
Thanks to Hernando and to Marilyn,
who is with us today.
Very welcome, looking forward to
having a chat shortly.
26 new designs celebrate a to Z of
Great Britain. Each have an alphabet
as well as an iconic image. So, we
are going to put you to the test as
major historians. We are going to
ask you what U think the icon
David, Q, any idea?
It is queueing. Let's go in
with N, what you think?
Eggs and bacon.
Simon, you are
too good at this! APPLAUSE
There are 26. It is so beautiful,
have a look, you will enjoy it. You
can have it, go on. Just for now.
This week we've seen
Emma Massingdale take her two
beautiful Eriskay ponies back
to the Hebridean land
where they originate from.
And tonight, she's wrapping up
warm in Harris Tweed...
So far, I've travelled nearly 100
miles of my journey from the
southern island, heading to the most
northerly tip of the Outer Hebrides.
The weather has been pretty awful
for the last few days, so arriving
on the Isle of Harris, my first up
is to pick up some warm weather
is renowned and sold all over the
world and everything is made on the
island. Marion was born here and
works in the shop during her
holidays and she is also a student
at the University of Glasgow. But
getting used to big city compared to
life on the island was a bit of a
It was so different
from being here, it was so busy and
everything. I've been there three
years now, so the busy city life for
my term time and then I come back
here and it's a bit quieter and I
enjoy it because it's two really
All Harris Tweed is woven by hand in
the homes of the islanders.
very popular. And it gives people
jobs. It's also put Harris on the
map so we're very proud of that, I
And sporting our new gear we get on
our way. Tourism here generates over
£50 million every year and supports
1000 full-time jobs. During the
summer months, fishermen Lewis
Mackenzie takes to rest out on boat
trips to spot wildlife. We are
heading to an area where he regular
sees sea eagles any Els withdrew to
try and bolster numbers.
So, let's just see what happens.
we don't have to wait long.
comes, here it comes.
he is. He might come round again. He
doesn't return, but it's not long
before another regular summer
visitor appears that has
affectionately been named Barry by
Barry is a great skewer who likes a
free meal. He's been coming back
here for the last five years.
this routine every day where he
follows the boat for a bit of fish
and he gets annoyed if I don't have
anything, so he did well to get
After a quick bit
of fishing and crab catching we head
back to shore, with my supper. So
good! I loved going out on the boat
with Lewis today. Not just getting
to see all the amazing marine life
that surrounds this coastline but
also getting to see his relationship
with the animals.
It is apparent that to live here the
locals have had to be resourceful.
Donald is a crofter and the
generations his family have been
digging pit on their land. What
exactly is Pete?
It is carbon,
basically. I like to think of it as
similar to coal but without the heat
and pressure applied. As you can see
all around us, there are no trees,
so there is no option of burning
wood and there hasn't been for
probably a few thousand years. So
this stuff has been vital for the
survival of people here in the
Western Isles for umpteen
As a crofter, Donald is allowed to
cut peat but only enough for his own
use. He has been working the land
for around 12 years, but like most
islanders, to survive financially he
has had to diversify.
The main thing
about crofting is you have do have
another source of income. Most
people do, my mother with their
teacher and a crofter, my father was
a fisherman and a crofter, I work
part-time for the local council
myself. There are lots of
similarities, traditional ways of
working that there is a modern twist
After nearly three weeks of
horse boarding, we are on the final
leg through the Outer Hebrides. I
can see the Lighthouse! Just a few
metres left to go. And after 186
miles, I reach journey's end. Hello,
boys. We've made it. I've absolutely
loved exploring the islands here,
from down south to hear at Lewis.
Every single pocket and every corner
you go around is completely
different. There is so much to see
and experience. You could literally
spend months here and still has more
It's been amazing.
I hope she got home all right! Don't
From one Emma to Storm Emma -
weatherman Ben Rich,
what are we expecting overnight?
How are things looking for the next
12 hours or so?
In some parts of the
country things do not look great at
all because where we have that Met
Office red warning in the south-west
of England, we will see huge amounts
of snow, blizzard conditions, very
strong winds also affecting the
south-east of Wales. You can see the
worst of the weather there, some
snow also spreading into parts of
the Midlands overnight. It will move
into some parts of Northern Ireland,
and all the while the snow showers
continue across northern and eastern
parts of Scotland and North East
England on what will be another cold
and frosty nights. Into tomorrow,
more snow across the south-west
corner, perhaps other southern areas
as well, and those snow showers
continuing in the north-east. So
some pretty nasty weather still to
come for you two over the next 24
hours or so. After that, it does
very, very slowly improved.
waive goodbye to that! We want to
finish with a nice snowman, here he
is. Nick Franks from Scotland.
Thanks to Ben, Edmund,
Mary, David and Simon.
tonight at 9pm on BBC Two.
The show will be back tomorrow, good
Matt Baker and Angellica Bell are joined on the sofa by Mary Beard, David Olusoga and Simon Schama to talk about new BBC series Civilisations.