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The Planets

Series 1

A Moment in the Sun - The Terrestrial Planets

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 5 days

The rocky planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars were born at the same time from the same material - yet have lived radically different lives. What immense forces are at play? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Cox
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen
Series Producer:
Gideon Bradshaw
Production Manager:
Evih Efue

The Planets

Series 1

The Two Sisters - Earth and Mars

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 5 days

Professor Brian Cox continues his tour of the solar system revealing that it was once home to not one, but two blue planets. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Cox
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen
Series Producer:
Gideon Bradshaw
Production Manager:
Evih Efue

The Planets

Series 1

Life Beyond the Sun: Saturn

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 5 days

Professor Brian Cox reveals the history of Saturn. Saturn began life as a strange planet of rock and ice and in time transformed into a gas giant, ring-less and similar looking to its rival, Jupiter. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Cox
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen
Series Producer:
Gideon Bradshaw
Production Manager:
Evih Efue
Director of photography:
Julius Brighton
Director:
Nic Stacey
Editor:
Ged Murphy

The Planets

Series 1

Into the Darkness: Ice Worlds

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 5 days

In the final episode, Professor Brian Cox journeys to the remotest part of the solar system, a place that the most mysterious planets call home. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Cox
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen
Series Producer:
Gideon Bradshaw
Production Manager:
Evih Efue

The Planets

Series 1

The Godfather: Jupiter

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 5 days

Brian Cox continues his exploration of the solar system with a visit to a planet that dwarfs all the others: Jupiter. Its size gives it a great power that it has used to manipulate the other planets. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Cox
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen
Series Producer:
Gideon Bradshaw
Production Manager:
Evih Efue
Production Coordinator:
Toby Keeley
Assistant Producer:
Katy Savage
Director of photography:
Julius Brighton