Prof Brian Cox

SPELLBINDING is the word used to describe a TV series destined to live long in the memory.

If you’ve yet to catch up with Wonders Of The Solar System, now is the time to put that right.

It’s presented by a former long-haired keyboard player in DARE and D:Ream.

The latter of Labour election anthem Things Can Only Get Better fame.

By the time Tony Blair was walking into No 10 for the first time as prime minister, Oldham-born Brian was already Dr Brian.

With a first class honours degree in physics from the University of Manchester.