Space (2001 TV series)

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The Ultimate Journey Beyond Any Known Universe
Also known asHyperspace
Narrated bySam Neill
Theme music composerTy Unwin
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes6
Executive producer(s)Philip Dolling & Emma Swain
Producer(s)Luke Campbell & Jeremy Turner
Running time206 minutes (6 episodes)
Picture format1.78:1
Original release22 July –
26 August 2001

Space (Hyperspace in the United States) is a 2001 BBC documentary which ran for six episodes covering a number of topics in relation to outer space. The series is hosted and narrated by actor Sam Neill.


# Title Original Air Date
1"Star Stuff"22 July 2001 (2001-07-22)
The first episode covers the origins of life and how everything is produced by the process in which stars burn their fuel.
2"Staying Alive"29 July 2001 (2001-07-29)
This episode analyses the chances of Earth being destroyed by a black hole or asteroid.
3"Black Holes"5 August 2001 (2001-08-05)
Episode three looks at how black holes are formed and how they behave, with potential to destroy the solar system.
4"Are We Alone?"12 August 2001 (2001-08-12)
Number four looks for potential homes of extraterrestrial life and the chances that humans could make contact.
5"New Worlds"19 August 2001 (2001-08-19)
The fifth episode covers the possibility of colonising and terraforming planets both in our solar system and beyond into deep space.
6"Boldly Go"26 August 2001 (2001-08-26)
The final episode looks at the technologies that are being developed to further enable our venture into space.

DVD releases[edit]

  • The series was released on region 2 DVD in 2001 by BBC Video.
  • In 2002, the series was released in the United States on region 1 DVD (under the alternate title Hyperspace), also by BBC Video.

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