The BEST Episodes of Wonders of Life

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 7, 2019

Network: BBC Two

Wonders of Life is a five-part television documentary series presented by physicist Professor Brian Cox. It is the BBC science department's follow up to Wonders of the Universe and Wonders of the Solar System. The series was produced by the BBC and Chinese state television network CCTV-9 and aired from 27 January 2013 at 9 PM on BBC Two.

Expanding Universe

#1 - Expanding Universe

Season 1 - Episode 2

In the second episode, Brian travels to the U.S. to showcase how the laws of science allowed senses to arise.

star 8.60
50 votes
Directors: Gideon Bradshaw

#2 - Home

Season 1 - Episode 5

In the final episode, Cox explains what makes Earth a home for life and asks what ingredients were required for complex life to begin.

star 8.52
42 votes
Directors: Gideon Bradshaw
What is Life?

#3 - What is Life?

Season 1 - Episode 1

Professor Brian Cox journeys to Southeast Asia to see how life began on Earth and how the flow of energy created and supports life.

star 8.47
65 votes
Directors: Gideon Bradshaw
Size Matters

#4 - Size Matters

Season 1 - Episode 4

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.

star 8.31
42 votes
Directors: Gideon Bradshaw
Endless Forms Most Beautiful

#5 - Endless Forms Most Beautiful

Season 1 - Episode 3

Brian travels to Africa and Madagascar to analyse why Earth is a fertile place and how it allows complex life to exist.

star 8.30
44 votes
Directors: Gideon Bradshaw