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Series: Wonders of Life

 

What is Life

   2013    Science
From the Philippines to the US, Madagascar and Mexico, Professor Brian Cox explores the globe to reveal how a few fundamental laws of science gave birth to the most complex and unique feature of the universe - life. In the first episode, Brian journeys to the volcanic landscapes of South-East Asia, seeking to understand how life first began and how that spark has endured to this day.

Expanding Universe

   2013    Science
Brian travels across the US and encounters some astonishing creatures that reveal how the senses evolved. It is a story that takes him through life's journey, from single-celled organisms to sentient beings.

Endless Forms Most Beautiful

   2013    Nature
Brian asks how, from a lifeless cosmos, it is possible that a planet can produce the more than eight million species we know of.

Size Matters

   2013    Science
Brian explores the physics of the size of life through some close encounters with Australia's wildlife. From swimming with great white sharks to tracking red kangaroos, he discovers that the size you are profoundly affects the life you lead and, ultimately, how long you have to enjoy it.

Wonders of Life: Home

   2013    Nature
Brian considers what it is about our world that makes it a home for life and asks what ingredients were necessary to transform this once barren planet into the Earth we know today? He reveals that it was a rare chain of events combined with the power of life itself that have made Earth unique amongst the cosmos.
Blood of the Vikings
Blood of the Vikings

   2001    History
The Story of Maths
The Story of Maths

   2008    Science
A History of Christianity
A History of Christianity

   2011    History
Planet Earth II
Planet Earth II

   2016    Nature
Stephen Hawking's Favorite Places
Stephen Hawking's Favorite Places

   2016    Science
Wonders Of The Universe
Wonders Of The Universe

   2011    Science
The Crusades
The Crusades

   2012    History
Shine a Light
Shine a Light

   2008    Art