Wonders of the Universe

Wonders of the Universe is a ‘factual’ documentary presented by Professor Brian Cox. The documentary, which is broadcasted in BBC 2, follows Professor Cox as he explores the laws of the Universe.

In the first episode Destiny the issue is of the nature of time and its role in creating both the universe and ourselves, while the second episode Stardust seeks to answer the biggest questions of all: what are we? And where do we come from?
The series becomes more extensive as Professor Brian Cox takes on the story of the force that sculpts the entire universe – gravity, and in the consecutive episode shows how light holds the key to our understanding of the whole universe, including our own deepest origins. The content of this documentary is undeniably mind blowing and awe inspiring. Wonders Of The Universe ultimately reveals how the story of humanity is intimately entwined with that of the complex story of the origins of the universe.

Watch the series on BBC Iplayer


Recently, Cox has “hit out” at the BBC for turning down the music in the documentary series. This followed the BBC’s thinking that music should only be used as background enhancement. However, Professor Cox exclaimed that ‘My view is that it should be a rather more cinematic experience. At the end of the day it’s a piece of film on TV and it’s not a lecture.’

Professor Brian Cox; Bio

Brian Edward Cox, OBE, (born 3 March 1968) is a British particle physicist, a Royal Society University Research Fellow and a professor at the University of Manchester.


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