Skip to Main Content
Skip to Main Navigation
Skip to Footer
Sign in / Register
TV On Demand
Film on TV
Film On Demand
Stephen Hawking's Grand Design
E1 of 3
Series 1 - Episode 1
The Key to the Cosmos
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Pinterest
Share on Google Plus
Share on Reddit
Email to a friend
“Perhaps the secrets of the universe are ungraspable,” says Stephen Hawking, “and beyond the power of the human mind.” Luckily, helping us to grasp them is what the great man does best. In the first of three programmes, Hawking asks why the universe exists. Using a rundown of great moments of discovery from Isaac Newton and gravity to Richard Feynman, quantum mechanics and beyond, he explains how we have come to make sense of our world and the possibility of other universes.
The physicist explores the underlying principles of the cosmos. He examines why it exists and the reasons it follows certain rules and laws, taking in scientific history from the discovery of gravity to the development of string theory.
Cast & Crew
Full Episode Guide
Lucy Hawking reveals the other side of her father Stephen
Stephen Hawking's daughter on black holes and how her famous dad inspires us with science
Stephen Hawking: "My sense of humour keeps me going"
What motivates Stephen Hawking? His answer has the power to inspire us all
Stephen Hawking's best screen moments
Stephen Hawking: "I’m happy if I have added something to our understanding of the universe"
Benedict Cumberbatch joins Stephen Hawking at the premiere of his new documentary series
Hear Benedict Cumberbatch narrating Stephen Hawking's new documentary series
Boris Johnson should take a break from politics and do I'm A Celebrity says dad Stanley Johnson
National Television Awards 2018: winners in full
Emmerdale named best Serial Drama at the National Television Awards
Silent Witness: will Michael Landes return as Matt Garcia?