IS a fully-funded Open University production for BBC TWO – tackles the big questions about the Solar System, space and the Universe in general: How were they made? Are we alone? What’s the furthest thing we can see? Is there another Earth somewhere? Presented by Adam-Hart-Davis, with reports from geologist and planetary scientist Dr Janet Sumner of The Open University, Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, astronomer and engineer, The Cosmos: A Beginner’s Guide is a fascinating and indispensable six-part guide to the Cosmos and the amazing new ways it is being explored. Will we ever discover what happened in the very instant of creation – the Big Bang? How close are we to finding extraterrestrial life in our own Solar System? How do you make a star?