Airdate: Human Universe with Brian Cox
Brian Cox looks at the story of humanity, told through the greatest questions we've ever asked.
In his latest series, Cox will look at the story of humanity, told through the greatest questions we’ve ever asked.
Professor Brian Cox: asks where are we in the Universe? What is our destiny and that of our planet? How did the human brain arise and why did we develop consciousness? Will our search for alien life be successful, or are we alone? The answers revealed in this landmark series offer an original new perspective on human life, combining dramatic specialist photography with innovative CGI all set in spectacular locations across the world as we explore the ultimate wonder of the universe – us.
Beginning in Ethiopia, Professor Brian Cox discovers how the universe played a key role in our ascent from apeman to spaceman by driving the expansion of our brains. But big brains alone did not get us to space. To reveal what did, Brian heads out of Africa to the ancient city of Petra in Jordan, where he unpicks the next part of our story – the birth of civilisation – and then on to Kazakhstan, where he witnesses the return of astronauts from space and explains what took us from civilisation to the stars.
8:30pm Wednesday on ABC.