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Transporting you to the surface of these dynamic worlds to witness the moments of high drama that shaped each one, The Planets reveals how the latest science allows us to unlock their past lives. It pieces together clues of magnificent lost waterfalls on Mars, the mass planetary migrations as they jostled for position early in their history, and even the distant fate of Saturn as one of its moons awakens to form a beautiful water world.

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Episode 2, Series 1

Monday December 16 at 2:05am

The Two Sisters

Episode 2 | Series 1

Called the Late Heavy Bombardment, this event saw asteroids rain down on every inch of the planets for tens of millions of years.

Episode 3, Series 1

Sunday December 22 at 7:30pm

The Godfather

Episode 3 | Series 1

Professor Brian Cox continues his exploration of the solar system with a visit to a planet that dwarfs all the others: Jupiter.

Episode 3, Series 1

Monday December 23 at 2:40am

The Godfather

Episode 3 | Series 1

Professor Brian Cox continues his exploration of the solar system with a visit to a planet that dwarfs all the others: Jupiter.

Episode 3, Series 1

Saturday December 28 at 2:50pm

The Godfather

Episode 3 | Series 1

Professor Brian Cox continues his exploration of the solar system with a visit to a planet that dwarfs all the others: Jupiter.

Episode 3, Series 1

Saturday December 28 at 10:30pm

The Godfather

Episode 3 | Series 1

Professor Brian Cox continues his exploration of the solar system with a visit to a planet that dwarfs all the others: Jupiter.

Episode 4, Series 1

Sunday December 29 at 7:30pm

Life Beyond The Sun

Episode 4 | Series 1

Saturn is the jewel of the solar system, the most seductive of all the planets, but it wasn't born that way.

Episode 4, Series 1

Monday December 30 at 2:40am

Life Beyond The Sun

Episode 4 | Series 1

Saturn is the jewel of the solar system, the most seductive of all the planets, but it wasn't born that way.

Episode 4, Series 1

Saturday January 4 at 2:55pm

Life Beyond The Sun

Episode 4 | Series 1

Saturn is the jewel of the solar system, the most seductive of all the planets, but it wasn't born that way.

Episode 4, Series 1

Saturday January 4 at 10:20pm

Life Beyond The Sun

Episode 4 | Series 1

Saturn is the jewel of the solar system, the most seductive of all the planets, but it wasn't born that way.

Episode 5, Series 1

Sunday January 5 at 7:30pm

Into The Darkness

Episode 5 | Series 1

In the final episode, we journey to the remotest part of the solar system, a place that the most mysterious planets call home.

Episode 5, Series 1

Monday January 6 at 1:45am

Into The Darkness

Episode 5 | Series 1

In the final episode, we journey to the remotest part of the solar system, a place that the most mysterious planets call home.

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