The Planets (2019)

The BEST episodes of The Planets (2019)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

In this major landmark series, Professor Brian Cox tells the extraordinary life story of our solar system. For four and a half billion years each of the planets has been on an incredible journey, filled with astonishing spectacle and great drama. Using the data from our very latest explorations of the solar system combined with groundbreaking CGI this series reveals the unimaginable beauty and grandeur of eight planets whose stories we are only just beginning to understand.

Last Updated: 3/20/2022Network: BBC Two
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Life Beyond the Sun: Saturn
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8.18
160 votes

#1 - Life Beyond the Sun: Saturn

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/18/2019

Professor Brian Cox reveals the history of Saturn. Saturn began life as a strange planet of rock and ice and in time transformed into a gas giant, ring-less and similar looking to its rival, Jupiter.

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A Moment in the Sun: The Terrestrial Planets
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8.13
248 votes

#2 - A Moment in the Sun: The Terrestrial Planets

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/28/2019

The rocky planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars were born at the same time from the same material - yet have lived radically different lives. What immense forces are at play?

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The Godfather: Jupiter
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7.99
165 votes

#3 - The Godfather: Jupiter

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/11/2019

Brian Cox continues his exploration of the solar system with a visit to a planet that dwarfs all the others: Jupiter. Its size gives it a great power that it has used to manipulate the other planets.

Directors: Stephen Cooter
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Into the Darkness: Ice Worlds
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7.98
155 votes

#4 - Into the Darkness: Ice Worlds

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/25/2019

In the final episode, Professor Brian Cox journeys to the remotest part of the solar system, a place that the most mysterious planets call home.

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The Two Sisters: Earth & Mars
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7.85
192 votes

#5 - The Two Sisters: Earth & Mars

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/4/2019

Professor Brian Cox continues his tour of the solar system revealing that it was once home to not one, but two blue planets.

Directors: Stephen Cooter
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