The Planets

10 Best Episodes of The Planets - Season 1

Professor Brian Cox explores the dramatic lives of the eight majestic planets/worlds that make up our solar system.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 18, 2022.

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The Planets - S1E2

#5 - The Two Sisters - Earth & Mars (Season 1 - Episode 2)

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

The episode was rated 7.88 from 167 votes.

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#4 - Into the Darkness: Ice Worlds (Season 1 - Episode 5)


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.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 132 votes.

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#3 - The Godfather: Jupiter (Season 1 - Episode 3)

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.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 141 votes.

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#2 - A Moment in the Sun - The Terrestrial Planets (Season 1 - Episode 1)


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?

The episode was rated 8.19 from 216 votes.

The Planets - S1E4

#1 - Life Beyond the Sun: Saturn (Season 1 - Episode 4)

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.

The episode was rated 8.24 from 139 votes.

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