A very quick note: Presented by Brian Cox, Wonders of the Solar System is being repeated over the next few weeks, from six to seven Sunday evenings. Well worth catching, either on BBC two or on BBC iplayer. I'm a bit late with this but even coming in halfway through its very accessible, and Cox manages to be clear on some quite complex ideas without dumbing them down. I hope to have 'Rise of the Oligarchs' up in the next week.
All the best.