Wonders of Life (TV series)

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Wonders of Life
BBC Wonders of Life titlecard.jpg
Wonders of Life titlecard
Genre Documentary series
Presented by Brian Cox
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 5
Executive producer(s) Andrew Cohen
Running time 59 minutes
Original network BBC Two
Picture format SD576i 16:9
Audio format SD: Stereo
HD: Stereo
Original release 27 January (2013-01-27) – 24 February 2013 (2013-02-24)
Preceded by Wonders of the Universe (2011)
Followed by Human Universe (2014)
External links

Wonders of Life is a 2013 television documentary series presented by physicist Brian Cox. The series was produced by the BBC and Chinese state television network CCTV-9[1] and aired in the United Kingdom from 27 January 2013 at 9:00 pm on BBC Two. An accompanying book with the same title was also published.


1. "What is Life?"[edit]

Brian Cox journeys to Southeast Asia to see how life began on Earth and how the flow of energy created and supports life.

2. "Expanding Universe"[edit]

In the second episode, Brian travels to the U.S. to showcase how the laws of science allowed senses to arise.

3. "Endless Forms Most Beautiful"[edit]

Brian travels to Africa and Madagascar to analyse why Earth is a fertile place and how it allows complex life to exist.

4. "Size Matters"[edit]

The fourth episode sees Brian in Australia looking at how the size of life affects each plant and animal, and how long it can survive.

5. "Home"[edit]

In the final episode, Cox travels to Mexico to explain what makes Earth a home for life and ask what ingredients were required for complex life to begin.


The Region 2 DVD discs were released on 4 March 2013.

A book related to the series was authored by Andrew Cohen and Brian Cox. The book was published on 24 January 2013.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "BBC to co-produce new science series with China's CCTV". Retrieved 2013-02-12.

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