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Life on Earth


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by David Attenborough
A series of 13 programmes 12: Life in the Trees
Long ago a group of mammals sought their fortune in the tree-tops. There they developed binocular vision for accurately judging distances and grasping hands for taking a firm grip. They became the primates - group which includes dazzling gymnasts, deafening choristers and highly - cultured monkeys.
The story takes DAVID ATTENBOROUGH to Madagascar, where lemurs leap through the air with grace and precision, to Japan where monkeys have learned to take tepid baths in winter, and to Central Africa to sit with gorillas!
Assistant producer MICHAEL SALISBURY
Executive producer CHRISTOPHER PARSONS Producer JOHN SPARKS. BBC Bristol


Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Martin Saunders
Unknown: Maurice Tibble
Unknown: Chris Fryman
Editor: Ron Martin
Music: Edward Williams
Producer: Michael Salisbury
Producer: Christopher Parsons
Producer: John Sparks.

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