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Spectacular new five-part series: The Planets on BBC2

In this major new landmark series, Professor Brian Cox tells the extraordinary story of our Solar System. For four and a half billion years each of the planets has been on an amazing journey, filled with spectacle and drama.  Using the data from our very latest explorations of the Solar System combined with ground breaking CGI this series will reveal the beauty and grandeur of eight planets whose stories we are only just beginning to understand.  One family. Worlds apart.

​The Planets is a 5-part series airing on BBC2 at 9pm, catch-up on iPlayer.

​The series was commissioned for The Open University by Broadcast and Partnerships and the OU nominated acaedmics are Prof Stephen Lewis and Prof David Rothery. The Media Fellow is Mark Brandon.

To accompany the series, a free poster about our Solar System’s planets and moons is available.  To order your free copy call 0300 303 3826 or visit our website where you can also find related articles written by our academic consultants.