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Episode 1: Challenges of Life

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

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David Attenborough examines how living long enough to breed is a monumental struggle, and how many animals and plants go to extremes to give themselves a chance. Show more

Life

Episode 3: Mammals

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

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David Attenborough looks at how mammals dominate the planet through having warm blood and caring for their young, including Weddell seals, caribou and humpback whales. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Michael Gunton
Producer:
Ted Oakes

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Life

Life

Episode 5: Birds

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

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The nature documentary looks at birds and, with slow-motion cameras and aerial photography, reveals some of the extraordinary things that having feathers allows them to do. Show more

Life

Episode 7: Hunters and Hunted

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

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The nature documentary explores mammals' ability to learn new tricks to survive, and features unique footage of a killer whale hunting elephant seal pups. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Adam Chapman
Series Producer:
Martha Holmes
Executive Producer:
Michael Gunton

Series

Life

Life

Episode 9: Plants

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

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The nature series turns to plants and looks at the ingenious solutions that they employ to counter life's challenges, such as spring-loaded traps, suckers and claws. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Michael Gunton
Producer:
Neil Lucas

Series

Life

Life

Episode 10: Primates

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

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The nature documentary examines primates, including armies of Hamadryas baboons battling on the plains of Ethiopia, and macaques in Japan lounging in thermal springs. Show more

Life

Episode 8: Creatures of the Deep

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

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Nature documentary series looks at marine invertebrates, some of the planet's most bizarre and beautiful animals, including Humboldt squid and giant octopuses. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Michael Gunton
Producer:
Neil Lucas

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Life

Life

Episode 2: Reptiles and Amphibians

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

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David Attenborough reveals the strategies used by reptiles and amphibians to conquer their shortcomings, whether for safety, breeding or capturing prey. Show more

Life

Episode 4: Fish

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

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Nature documentary looking at the fish that dominate the planet's waters through their variety of shapes and behaviours, some like creatures from a fairytale. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Adam Chapman
Executive Producer:
Michael Gunton

Series

Life

Life

Episode 6: Insects

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

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The nature documentary looks at the most successful animal group, with 200 million insects for each human. The key is an armoured covering that takes on almost any shape. Show more