Having enjoyed BBC's Planet Earth and Life I was looking forward to this series and it does not disappoint.
The 'rock star' professor as he is known, Brian Cox (he was in a band D:Ream) takes us on a truly wonderful journey through our solar system using a combination of CGI, actual video footage and photos from space missions, and travelling the earth to locations that are most similar to those of other planets and moons to help explain the facts.
I sat through each episode in awe about how much is out there in our solar system and it just blew my mind some of the things we have discovered with space probes and satellites in the outer reaches of our solar system. For instance a moon of Jupiter which is covered in ice but underneath it all is a vast ocean of water, yes water all on a place so distant from the sun. Also geisers that erupt ice not heat.
There is too much to talk about and to be able to explain in a review, it has to been seen to be believed.
The soundtrack to the series is also perfectly matched.
All in all this series is as my title states inspiring, fascinating and educating. I've always had an interest in astrology but after watching this series I am in the process of buying a telescope so that I can see these magnificent sights with my own eyes.
Cannot wait for the follow up series 'Universal'.