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YEAR: 2001 | LENGTH: 6 parts (30 minutes each)  |  SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA


Space (Hyperspace in the United States) is a 2001 BBC documentary which ran for six episodes covering a number of topics in relation to outer space. The series is hosted and narrated by actor Sam Neill.


The first episode covers the origins of life and how everything is produced by the process in which stars burn their fuel.

This episode analyses the chances of Earth being destroyed by a black hole or asteroid.

Episode three looks at how black holes are formed and how they behave, with potential to destroy the solar system.

Number four looks for potential homes of extraterrestrial life and the chances that humans could make contact.

The fifth episode covers the possibility of colonising and terraforming planets both in our solar system and beyond into deep space.

In the final episode looks at the technologies that are being developed to further enable our venture into space.


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