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Blow Your Mind

Spectacular Space

Episode 8

First broadcast: on CBBC HDLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for years

Dr Chris and Dr Xand learn about space. They find out all about the angle of the Earth's spin and how it affects lots of things, including the four seasons. Show more

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

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Brian Cox gains exclusive access to Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin and Spaceport America, to explore what is really happening in privately financed space flight right now. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Cox
Composer:
Adam Skinner
Composer:
Dan Skinner
Director:
Tom Beard
Production Company:
Sundog Pictures Ltd
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Branson
Interviewed Guest:
Victoria Da-Poian
Interviewed Guest:
Charles Elachi
Interviewed Guest:
Maureen Gannon
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Lewicki
Interviewed Guest:
Arthur Lillo
Interviewed Guest:
David MacKay
Interviewed Guest:
Louis Maller
Interviewed Guest:
Louis Mangin
Interviewed Guest:
Alan Mark
Interviewed Guest:
Enrico Palermo
Interviewed Guest:
Clare Pelly
Interviewed Guest:
David Perez
Interviewed Guest:
Rurt Rutan
Interviewed Guest:
Elizabeth Tenltouten
Interviewed Guest:
Dennis Tito
Interviewed Guest:
Rick Tumlinson
Interviewed Guest:
Timothy Urban
Interviewed Guest:
Adam Wells
Interviewed Guest:
George Whitesides
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Zubrin

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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

Live recipes, the best of the week's TV, and celebrity chat. Tim Lovejoy, chef Simon Rimmer and Amanda Byram are joined by Professor Brian Cox and newscaster Katie Derham. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tim Lovejoy
Presenter:
Simon Rimmer
Presenter:
Louise Redknapp
Executive Producer:
Tim Cunningham
Series Producer:
Johnny McCune
Participant:
Brian Cox
Participant:
Katie Derham

The Sky at Night

700 Not Out

Duration: 39 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Sir Patrick Moore celebrates the 700th episode of The Sky at Night at his home in Sussex, with the help of guests Brian Cox, Jon Culshaw and the Astronomer Royal. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Patrick Moore
Participant:
Chris Lintott
Participant:
Brian Cox
Participant:
Jon Culshaw
Director:
David Symonds
Executive Producer:
William Lyons
Series Producer:
Jane Fletcher

The Sky at Night

700 Not Out

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Sir Patrick Moore celebrates the 700th episode of The Sky at Night at his home in Sussex, with the help of guests Brian Cox, Jon Culshaw and the Astronomer Royal. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Patrick Moore
Participant:
Chris Lintott
Participant:
Brian Cox
Participant:
Jon Culshaw
Director:
David Symonds
Executive Producer:
William Lyons
Series Producer:
Jane Fletcher

Royal Television Society Huw Wheldon Memorial Lecture

Huw Wheldon Lecture 2010: Science - a challenge to TV Orthodoxy

Duration: 40 minutes

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

Professor Brian Cox uses this year's Huw Wheldon Memorial Lecture to address the main challenges in bringing science to television. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Brian Cox uses the BBC archive to examine the story of man's relationship with the moon, from James Burke testing out Nasa equipment to Neil Armstrong's giant leap for mankind. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Cox
Producer:
Olly Bootle
Director:
Olly Bootle
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen

Stargazing

Series 2

Episode 1

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Dara O Briain and Professor Brian Cox celebrate the wonder of the night sky. At Jodrell Bank they look at the mysteries of the moon and meet the last man to walk on its surface. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Cox
Presenter:
Dara O Briain
Reporter:
Liz Bonnin
Executive Producer:
Lisa Ausden
Series Producer:
Alan Holland

Stargazing

Series 2

Episode 3: Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Dara and Brian's journey through the night sky continues with a look at black holes, the most mysterious and destructive objects in the whole universe. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Cox
Presenter:
Dara O Briain
Reporter:
Liz Bonnin
Executive Producer:
Lisa Ausden
Series Producer:
Alan Holland

Stargazing

Series 2

Episode 5: Episode 3

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Dara and Brian's journey through the night sky concludes with a look at aliens, extra terrestrial life and the hunt for new worlds. Mark Thompson tackles light pollution. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Cox
Presenter:
Dara O Briain
Reporter:
Mark Thompson
Reporter:
Liz Bonnin
Executive Producer:
Lisa Ausden
Series Producer:
Alan Holland

People of Science with Professor Brian Cox

Series 2

Professor Martin Rees discusses Joseph Rotblat

Duration: 6 minutes

Professor Martin Rees talks to Professor Brian Cox about one of his heroes, Joseph Rotblat, a physicist on the Manhattan Project. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Quiz and celebration of 50 years of the BBC's second channel, hosted by Dara O Briain. With Richard Osman supplying facts and guest spots from the channel's past and present. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dara O Briain
Presenter:
Richard Osman
Panellist:
Hugh Dennis
Panellist:
Deborah Meaden
Panellist:
Dave Myers
Panellist:
Brian Cox
Panellist:
Meera Syal
Panellist:
Gareth Malone
Executive Producer:
Caroline Wright
Producer:
Adam Copeland
Producer:
Ben Devlin

Good Omens

Series 1

The Doomsday Option

Duration: 53 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Aziraphale is discorporated but possesses Madame Tracy during a seance. Crowley drives his Bentley through a flaming motorway. Adam and the Four Horsemen begin the apocalypse. Show more

Contributors

Aziraphale:
Michael Sheen
Composer:
David Arnold
Voice of God:
Frances McDormand
Arthur Young:
Daniel Mays
Deirdre Young:
Sian Brooke
Adam Young:
Sam Taylor Buck
Anathema:
Adria Arjona
Madame Tracy:
Miranda Richardson
Witchfinder Sergeant Shadwell:
Michael McKean
Thou-Shalt-Not-Commit-Adultery Pulsifer/Newton Pulsifer:
Jack Whitehall
Pepper:
Amma Ris
Wensleydale:
Alfie Taylor
The Voice of Death:
Brian Cox
Herself:
Kirsty Wark
Pollution:
Lourdes Faberes
R.P. Tyler:
Bill Paterson
Ron Ormerod:
Johnny Vegas
Fireman:
Gary Finan
Quartermaster Angel:
Jonathan Aris
Julia Petley:
Jayde Adams
Mr Scroggie:
Martin Wimbush
Brenda Ormerod:
Jenny Galloway
Immigration Officer:
Ramanna Banger
Waitress:
Jackie Clune
Radio Newsreader:
Tim Bentinck
Dagon, Lord of the Files:
Elizabeth Berrington
Horace:
Steve Oram
Lisa, Telephone Sales:
Rosie Day
Police Officer Fred:
Jordan Long
Police Officer Julia:
Sharon Ballard
Death/American General:
Euan Macnaughton
Screwdriver Officer:
Kevin Millington
US Silo Commander:
Lawrence Joffe
US Silo Crewman:
Johan Baird
Russian Submarine Captain:
Visar Vishka
Russian Submarine Crewman:
Egor Korzinikov
Airbase Soldier:
Jennifer Armour

Good Omens

Series 1

The Very Last Day of the Rest of Their Lives

Duration: 54 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Can Adam Young, Crowley and Aziraphale save the world from certain doom? Will Heaven and Hell punish Crowley and Aziraphale for betraying them if they do? Show more

Contributors

Aziraphale:
Michael Sheen
Composer:
David Arnold
Voice of God:
Frances McDormand
Arthur Young:
Daniel Mays
Deirdre Young:
Sian Brooke
Adam Young:
Sam Taylor Buck
Anathema:
Adria Arjona
Madame Tracy:
Miranda Richardson
Witchfinder Sergeant Shadwell:
Michael McKean
Thou-Shalt-Not-Commit-Adultery Pulsifer/Newton Pulsifer:
Jack Whitehall
Pepper:
Amma Ris
Wensleydale:
Alfie Taylor
The Voice of Death:
Brian Cox
Pollution:
Lourdes Faberes
R.P. Tyler:
Bill Paterson
Dagon, Lord of the Files:
Elizabeth Berrington
Gabriel:
Jon Hamm
Archangel Michael:
Doon Mackichan
Demon No.1/ No.2/ No.3:
Paul Adeyefa
Sandalphon:
Paul Chahidi
International Express Man:
Simon Merrells
Hell's Usher:
Andy Hamilton
RĂ³isin Reidy/Screen 1:
Caitlin Thorburn
Bruce Corbally/Screen 3:
Clayton Adams
Dr M Banerjee/Screen 3:
Gina Gangar
Motion Capture Satan:
Niall Greig Fulton
British Agent:
Tim Waller
Russian Agent:
Georg Nikoloff
Hastur as Woman in Park:
Meg Kubota
Giles Baddicombe:
Sanjeev Bhaskar
Virtue Device:
Bryony Corrigan
John Device:
Dan Antopolski
Lawyer Robey:
Danny Haynes

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