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1
Release Date:
7 March 2010 (UK) See more »
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In this spellbinding series Professor Brian Cox visits the most extreme locations on Earth to explain how the laws of physics carved natural wonders across the solar system.
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Awards:
1 win & 4 nominations See more »
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Wonders of documentary See more (14 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast [1])
Brian Cox ... Himself - Presenter (5 episodes, 2010)

Series Directed by
Michael Lachmann (2 episodes, 2010)
Paul Olding (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Writing credits
Michael Lachmann (2 episodes, 2010)

Series Produced by
Andrew Cohen .... executive producer (5 episodes, 2010)
Danielle Peck .... series producer (5 episodes, 2010)
Ben Finney .... associate producer / associate producer: India (2 episodes, 2010)
Josh Key .... assistant producer (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Original Music by
Sheridan Tongue (5 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Cinematography by
Kevin White (3 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Film Editing by
Gerard Evans (1 episode, 2010)
Martin Johnson (1 episode, 2010)
Darren Jonusas (1 episode, 2010)
Louise Salkow (1 episode, 2010)
Lee Sutton (1 episode, 2010)
 
Series Production Management
Rebecca Lavender .... production manager (5 episodes, 2010)
David Pembrey .... production manager (5 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Art Department
Nicola Kingham .... graphics producer (1 episode, 2010)
Andrew Philip .... additional graphics (1 episode, 2010)
Susana Santos .... additional graphics (1 episode, 2010)
 
Series Sound Department
Steve Cookman .... dubbing mixer (5 episodes, 2010)
Sandra Portman .... sound designer (5 episodes, 2010)
George McMillan .... sound (3 episodes, 2010)
Freddie Claire .... sound / sound: India shoot (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Christopher Anthony .... lead technical director (5 episodes, 2010)
Andre Hitsøy .... lead CG artist (5 episodes, 2010)
Jon Keene .... visual effects line producer (5 episodes, 2010)
Nicola Kingham .... graphics producer (5 episodes, 2010)
Milan Schere .... matte painter: Prime Focus VFX (5 episodes, 2010)
Seema Schere .... texture & lighting artist: Prime Focus VFX (5 episodes, 2010)
Nick Hanks .... previs artist: Prime Focus (3 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Haydn Thomas .... camera assistant / camera assistant: India shoot (4 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Editorial Department
Gareth Spensley .... colorist (4 episodes, 2010)
Richard Wilding .... on-line editor (4 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Music Department
Daniel Mulhern .... musician (5 episodes, 2010)
Jon Opstad .... composer: additional music (3 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Other crew
Louise Farley .... production management assistant (5 episodes, 2010)
Julie Wilkinson .... production coordinator (5 episodes, 2010)
Jenny Foster .... archive researcher (3 episodes, 2010)
Lawrence Breen .... archive researcher (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Thanks
Jeff Forshaw .... thanks (3 episodes, 2010)
John Zarnecki .... thanks (2 episodes, 2010)
 

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UK:60 min (5 parts)
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37 out of 43 people found the following review useful.
Wonders of documentary, 7 April 2010
Author: Wugang from United Kingdom

This series, describing and explaining some of the extraordinary discoveries made in astronomy and our explorations of the solar system as well as our own world, ranks as one of the most entertaining and informative series of programmes I've seen in a long life of watching too much television.

While some of the images are repeated too often to maintain their initial impact, the visuals are stunning and generally essential to the narrative. The presenter, Brian Cox and most of the other contributors manage to demonstrate and explain the physics, chemistry and biology in ways that are both very rich and elegantly simple. The overall result is the sense of wonder that is promised in the title.

The most impressive feature of the series is the way that the strands are woven together, keeping life at the focus of a journey through awesome reaches of space and time. These are essentially wonders for everyone, not just physics professors. The production's faith in the intelligence of its audience is matched by the deep understanding of the subject that underlies the apparently effortless presentation.

This series is the antidote to the many formulaic, sensationalist and half baked documentaries that are increasingly dominating the schedules.

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