In the dark depths of the earth, hundreds of feet below the surface, lies one of the most valuable resources on the planet - Coal. It is the foundation of a multi-billion dollar industry that directly employs thousands of people and creates countless other jobs.
Go underground with this all new series and explore the workings of a modern coalmine.Meet the people who undertake the complex and potentially lethal task of extracting this vital natural resource. Every episode features a different member of the crew, from the men who work at the coal face to the shift bosses who oversee the whole operation, focusing on both their work and home lives.
For these men the question really is whether the risk is worth the reward!
Tune in to Coal every Sunday 7PM only on Discovery Channel.