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Wonders of Life

Learning Zone

Episode 1

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

In this film specially edited for schools, Professor Brian Cox discovers how a few fundamental laws gave birth to the most complex, diverse and unique force in the universe. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Cox
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen
Series Producer:
James Van Der Pool
Producer:
Suzy Boyles

Wonders of Life

Original Series

Episode 1: What Is Life?

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for years

In the world's most volcanic region, South East Asia, Prof Brian Cox explores the thin line that separates the living from the dead, posing the enduring question: what is life? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Cox
Presenter:
Brian Cox
Series Producer:
James Van Der Pool
Series Producer:
James Van Der Pool
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen

Wonders of Life

Original Series

Episode 2: Expanding Universe

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for years

Brian Cox travels across the USA offering a unique retelling of evolutionary history, encountering some astonishing animals that reveal how the senses evolved and how they operate. Show more

Wonders of Life

Original Series

Episode 3: Endless Forms Most Beautiful

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for years

Professor Brian Cox asks how, from a lifeless cosmos ruled by the laws of physics and chemistry, it is possible that a planet can produce so much wonderful, varied biology. Show more

Wonders of Life

Original Series

Episode 4: Size Matters

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for years

Brian travels across Australia to explore the physics of the size of life. He discovers that size has a profound effect on how you move, how you feed, even how long you live. Show more

Wonders of Life

Original Series

Episode 5: Home

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for years

Brian Cox considers what it is about our world that makes it a home for life and asks what transformed this once barren planet into the earth we know today. Show more

Wonders of Life

Learning Zone

Episode 2

Duration: 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Brian Cox tells the story of the amazing diversity and adaptability of life told through the fundamental laws that govern it, in a version of the Wonders of Life made for schools. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Cox
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen
Series Producer:
James Van Der Pool
Producer:
Suzy Boyles