Episode guide

The Planets

Series 1

The Planets

  • Planets, The (1): Ep 1

    Tracing mankind's exploration of our solar system. This edition examines how early space probes, such as Mechta, heralded the beginning of planetary exploration.

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  • Planets, The (1): Ep 4

    Series tracing the exploration of our solar system, using a combination of state-of-the-art computer animation and real space footage. This time, a trip to the moon.

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  • Planets, The (1): Ep 2

    Further far-out exploration of the solar system using state-of-the-art computer graphics. With a look at the discovery of frozen lava plains on Venus.

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  • Planets, The (1): Ep 3

    Exploring our cosmic neighbours, who we haven't yet paid a courtesy call to. This edition looks at the vast planets of gas at the far reaches of our solar system.

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  • Planets, The (1): Ep 5

    Thought-provoking series which uses space footage and realistic computer graphics to explore our solar system. This episode traces man's quest to understand the sun.

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  • Planets, The (1): Ep 6

    Documentary series about the solar system, with stunning real-life footage and computer simulations. This episode looks at weather systems throughout the solar system.

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  • Planets, The (1): Ep 7

    Series describing the workings of the solar system and our evolution on Earth. This episode asks if life on our planet may have evolved from Mars.

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  • Planets, The (1): Ep 8

    A spectacular look at our celestial neighbours. We look at the fate of our solar system and explore the new planetary systems that are being found around nearby stars.

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