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Prof Jim Al-Khalili sets out to discover what the universe might actually look like and charts the stories of the men and women who discovered the truth about the cosmos.

Two-part documentary which deals with two of the deepest questions there are - what is everything, and what is nothing?

In two epic, surreal and mind-expanding films, Professor Jim Al-Khalili searches for an answer to these questions as he explores the true size and shape of the universe and delves into the amazing science behind apparent nothingness.

The first part, Everything, sees Professor Al-Khalili set out to discover what the universe might actually look like. The journey takes him from the distant past to the boundaries of the known universe. Along the way he charts the remarkable stories of the men and women who discovered the truth about the cosmos and investigates how our understanding of space has been shaped by both mathematics and astronomy.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 6 May 2016 02:40

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Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Max Richter

    Infra 7

  • Max Richter

    Haunted Ocean Pt 3

  • Harmonic 33


  • Hans Otte

    Das Buch Klange

  • Leyland Kirby

    And Nothing Comes Between

  • György Ligeti

    Requiem 2 Kyrie

  • Arvo Pärt

    Lamentate Fragile e Conci

  • Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - Brain Retractor

  • Peter Broderick

    Pt 7 The Path to Recovery

  • Peter Broderick

    Pt 3 Pill Induced Slumber

  • Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - Srey Leak

  • Hauschka

    Long Walk

  • Brian Eno

    Complex Heaven

  • Hans Otte

    Das Buch Der Klange

  • Max Richter

    Journey 1

  • Leyland Kirby


    • Unreleased Track.
  • Jon Hopkins

    The Low Places

  • Aphex Twin

    Btown Roumada

  • Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - Moving On

  • Philip Jeck


  • Aphex Twin

    Gwely Mernans

  • Harmonic 33


  • Jon Hopkins

    Small Memory

  • György Ligeti


  • György Ligeti

    Clocks & Clouds

  • Autechre


  • Gescom

    Dan Dan Dan

  • Leyland Kirby

    Untitled 157

    • Unreleased Track.


Role Contributor
Presenter Jim Al-Khalili
Executive Producer Paul Sen
Producer Nic Stacey
Director Nic Stacey