On Thursday 3rd May 1902, Mount Pelee, the volcano on the beautiful Caribbean Island of Martinique erupted.In just under 3 minutes every one of the 27,000 inhabitants of the neighboring town of Saint Pierre had died writhing in agony. Mount Pelee had unleashed the most deadly eruption ever recorded. Yet amazingly one man, Ludger Sylbaris survived. Now acclaimed journalist Peter Morgan investigates the lethal nature of this hellish eruption and the deadly effects it had on the entire population of Martinique. He joins a team of scientific detectives, volcanologists, doctors and archaeologists to discover just what happened in this "Silent City of Death" and whether it is now due to happen again.