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Brian Cox: Forces of Nature

Mondays at 8.30pm

From 19 June

Show Synopsis

Professor Brian Cox combines some of the most spectacular sights on Earth with our deepest understanding of the universe, to reveal how our planet's beauty is created by just a handful of forces.

Brian Cox: Forces of Nature

Brian Cox: Forces of Nature

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About the show

A bold and breathtaking series taking viewers on a tour of our planet to explain what lies beneath Earth’s startling beauty and ultimately what makes our world work. In a perfect combination of accessible science and cutting-edge filming techniques, it explores the simplest possible questions about the planet we live on – such as why is water blue? how can a shape defy gravity? why do bees make hexagonal honeycombs? – in order to reveal deeper truths about the cosmos and the forces of nature that govern everything in it.

Travelling to stunning locations around the globe and featuring the creatures and environments shaped by these natural forces, it also looks at how humans fit into the story through episodes themed around Colour, Motion, Shape and Elements. Employing the latest technology to bring unique perspectives and understanding of nature’s wonders, this ambitious series showcases the immense forces that make our world so vibrant and diverse.

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Sunday December 24 at 3:05am

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Thursday January 4 at 11:05am

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Episode 1 | Series 1

Professor Brian Cox takes us on a tour of our planet to explain what lies beneath Earth's startling beauty and ultimately what makes our world work.

Episode 1, Series 1

Friday January 5 at 1:05am

The Universe In A Snowflake

Episode 1 | Series 1

Professor Brian Cox takes us on a tour of our planet to explain what lies beneath Earth's startling beauty and ultimately what makes our world work.

Episode 2, Series 1

Friday January 5 at 11:05am

Somewhere In Spacetime

Episode 2 | Series 1

The forces of nature have kept Earth on the move since it was formed billions of years ago, its epic journey shaping our lives.

Episode 2, Series 1

Saturday January 6 at 1:35am

Somewhere In Spacetime

Episode 2 | Series 1

The forces of nature have kept Earth on the move since it was formed billions of years ago, its epic journey shaping our lives.

Episode 3, Series 1

Monday January 8 at 11:05am

The Moth And The Flame

Episode 3 | Series 1

To understand how life emerged from barren rock we need to understand the forces that make our planet.

Episode 3, Series 1

Tuesday January 9 at 12:55am

The Moth And The Flame

Episode 3 | Series 1

To understand how life emerged from barren rock we need to understand the forces that make our planet.

Episode 4, Series 1

Tuesday January 9 at 11:05am

The Pale Blue Dot

Episode 4 | Series 1

By understanding how colours are created and their meaning, we can look for planets as vibrant and colourful as our own.

Episode 4, Series 1

Wednesday January 10 at 12:55am

The Pale Blue Dot

Episode 4 | Series 1

By understanding how colours are created and their meaning, we can look for planets as vibrant and colourful as our own.

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