Wonders of the Solar System

You know Professor Brian Cox? He’s one of the finest scientists ever to grace our screens. He’s fun and stupidly interesting.

Don’t agree? Well, we’re all entitled to our opinions I suppose, even though a naysayer is obviously wrong.

This Sunday at 9pm, the BBC will be showing a series called Wonders of the Solar System, and it’s spellbinding.

And we’ve got a trailer!

Over five episodes, Professor Brian Cox visits the most extreme locations on Earth to explain how the laws of physics have carved natural wonders across the solar system.

Professor Brian Cox, a particle physicist, has an impressive track record in TV. He was the science advisor for the sci-fi film Sunshine, and has been involved in the BBC Horizon series (Large Hadron Collider and the Big Bang) and the BBC Bitesize revision programmes.

There’s five shows.

The first is called ‘Empire of the Sun’ which is all about the Sun, the second ‘Order out of Chaos’ which considers the symmetry and balance of the Solar System. The third is called ‘The Thin Blue Line’ which looks at atmospheres, the fourth is dubbed ‘Dead or alive?’ which looks at how forces of nature/physics causes planets to flourish or perish. The final show looks at whether there is life on other planets.

This has the potential to be one of the best shows of 2010.

  • BBC One
  • BBC Two
  • BBC Three
  • ITV1
  • ITV2
  • 4
  • E4
  • Film4
  • More4
  • Five
  • Fiver
  • Sky1