The word atmosphere has been reverberating in my head all
week since watching the latest episode of Prof Brian Cox's astonishing BBC 2 series,
Wonders of The Solar System.
As writers we aim to create atmosphere in our work - a
mood, a prevailing emotional 'weather' that shapes the story or poem. Watch the
concept expand before your eyes as Cox brilliantly reveals how different
atmospheres shape each planet. Fantastic filming and his enthusiasm
effortlessly reveal the correspondences between patterns and forms found on
earth and those found billions of miles away.