TV preview: Forces Of Nature

Professor Brian Cox seeks out the forces that shape everything on Earth, from snowflakes to volcanoes.
Professor Brian Cox seeks out the forces that shape everything on Earth, from snowflakes to volcanoes.
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In his first series for BBC One, Professor Brian Cox will take viewers on a grand tour of planet Earth to explain what lies behind its startling beauty.

After journeying around the solar system and out to the edges of the universe, everyone’s favourite physicist will bring viewers back to Earth to unveil the forces that make our planet what it is.

In this four-part series, Forces Of Nature, Cox will reveal why Earth is the most colourful world we know and explain how the white light of the sun sears through the darkness of space until it hits Earth’s atmosphere where it begins a new journey, splitting into a rainbow of colours. Brian will reveal rainbows with a difference, magical moonbows that appear in a few precious places at particular times of year, rainbows drawn in the night sky from the light reflected by the full moon.

In the series, Brian will explain that our world is built up of myriad shapes which all obey the forces of nature no matter where or what they are. The same forces sculpt snowflakes into infinitely variable shapes.

In four episodes, Brian will answer universal questions such as, why the sky is blue; why the Earth is round; and why are hot things like lava red? The answers all lie in the Forces Of Nature.

Forces of Nature, BBC1, Monday, 9pm.

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