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Space (documentary)

The Ultimate Journey Beyond Any Known Universe
Also known as Hyperspace
Genre Documentary
Narrated by Sam Neill
Theme music composer Ty Unwin
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 6
Executive producer(s) Philip Dolling & Emma Swain
Producer(s) Luke Campbell & Jeremy Turner
Running time 206 minutes (6 episodes)
Picture format 1.78:1
Original release 22 July 2001 – 26 August 2001

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.


# Title Original Air Date
1 "Star Stuff" 22 July 2001 (2001-07-22)
The first episode covers the origins of life and how everything is produced by the process in which stars burn their fuel.
2 "Staying Alive" 29 July 2001 (2001-07-29)
This episode analyses the chances of Earth being destroyed by a black hole or asteroid.
3 "Black Holes" 5 August 2001 (2001-08-05)
Episode three looks at how black holes are formed and how they behave, with potential to destroy the solar system.
4 "Are We Alone?" 12 August 2001 (2001-08-12)
Number four looks for potential homes of extraterrestrial life and the chances that humans could make contact.
5 "New Worlds" 19 August 2001 (2001-08-19)
The fifth episode covers the possibility of colonising and terraforming planets both in our solar system and beyond into deep space.
6 "Boldly Go" 26 August 2001 (2001-08-26)
The final episode looks at the technologies that are being developed to further enable our venture into space.

DVD releases

  • The series was released on region 2 DVD in 2001 by BBC Video.
  • In 2002, the series was released in the United States on region 1 DVD (under the alternate title Hyperspace), also by BBC Video.

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