Wonders of Life (TV series)

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Wonders of Life
BBC Wonders of Life titlecard.jpg
Wonders of Life titlecard
GenreDocumentary series
Presented byBrian Cox
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series1
No. of episodes5
Executive producerAndrew Cohen
Running time60 minutes
Original networkBBC Two
Picture formatSD576i 16:9
Audio formatSD: Stereo
HD: Stereo
Original release27 January (2013-01-27) –
24 February 2013 (2013-02-24)

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 each plant and animal affects 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 12 February 2013.

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