Rogue planets, fossilised stars, black holes more massive than a million Suns. Huge advances in our understanding of the Universe mean that for the first time we can take you to places we didn’t even know existed just ten years ago. In this new series, we come face to face with the Universe’s most surprising characters and reveal how their fates are intertwined with our own.

Across five episodes, Professor Brian Cox roams the vastness of space and time uncovering exquisite moments of sheer drama that changed the Universe forever. We’ll watch the birth of a star in a stellar nursery, experience the power of a supermassive black hole as it consumes an entire planet, and witness the chaos created as another galaxy collides with our own galaxy, The Milky Way. We’ll even travel back in time to the day without a yesterday -to witness the very beginning of time and space itself in the moment of its inception – to a time before the Big Bang.