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The Life of Mammals

Episode 7: Return to the Water

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

David Attenborough continues his major documentary series with a look at marine mammals that have returned to the sea - from sea otters to the blue whale. Show more

The Life of Mammals

Episode 9: Social Climbers

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

David Attenborough looks at monkeys from around the world, including red howlers in Venezuela, capuchin monkeys in the Costa Rican swamps and guenons in west Africa. Show more

The Life of Mammals

Episode 10: Food for Thought

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

David Attenborough concludes his documentary series with a programme about the similarities and differences between humans and other mammals. Show more

The Life of Mammals

Episode 1: A Winning Design

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

David Attenborough looks at why mammals are the world's most successful creatures. He visits Australia to study marsupials and mammals that have wombs. Show more

The Life of Mammals

Episode 2: Insect Hunters

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Nature documentary series. David Attenborough meets moles that can swim through sand, a shrew that hunts underwater and the world's strangest bat in New Zealand. Show more

The Life of Mammals

Episode 3: Plant Predators

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Documentary series. David Attenborough meets the earth's most astounding herbivores, whose prey is armoured, indigestible and sometimes poisonous. Show more

The Life of Mammals

Episode 5: Meat Eaters

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Documentary series. David Attenborough looks at carnivores, from Arctic foxes who cache food for winter, through to pack-hunting wolves and big cats. Show more

The Life of Mammals

Episode 6: Opportunists

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Documentary series. David Attenborough looks at omnivorous mammals, such as raccoons, bears, foxes and rats, that eat whatever is around at the time. Show more

The Life of Mammals

Episode 8: Life in the Trees

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

David Attenborough continues his nature series. In this episode, he studies tree dwellers - mammals adapted to life at height, such as the hyrax and the tamandua. Show more

The Life of Mammals

Episode 4: Chisellers

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

David Attenborough looks at rodents, who possess incisor teeth with chisel-sharp enamel. Among the animals observed are the agouti, the beaver and the capybara. Show more