The Planets

BBC Two (ended 1999)


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Screening over eight episodes, The Planets presents the incredible story of the discovery and exploration of our solar system, revealing the deepest secrets of our neighbors in space.

From the first faltering attempts to magnify the sky with crude telescopic lenses to the sophisticated probes revealing even the most distant planets today, this amazing footage relive the gripping stories of adventure and discovery.

Using a unique blend of state of the art computer graphics, unseen space race archive and first hand testimony from scientists around the world, The Planets is the most comprehensive account of space explorations ever compiled for television.

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Documentary, Science