Wonders of Life (TV series)
|Wonders of Life|
Wonders of Life titlecard
|Presented by||Brian Cox|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||5|
|Executive producer(s)||Andrew Cohen|
|Running time||59 minutes|
|Original network||BBC Two
|Picture format||SD: 576i 16:9
|Audio format||SD: Stereo
|Original release||27 January– 24 February 2013|
|Preceded by||Wonders of the Universe (2011)|
|Followed by||Human Universe (2014)|
Wonders of Life is a five-part television documentary series presented by physicist Brian Cox. The series was produced by the BBC and Chinese state television network CCTV-9 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?"
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"
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"
4. "Size Matters"
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.
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.
- "BBC to co-produce new science series with China's CCTV". Retrieved 2013-02-12.