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Life on Earth

Episode 3: The First Forests

Duration: 53 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Available for 3 months

The story of life, from the first primitive cells to the plants and animals of today. In this programme, David Attenborough looks at the first land flora. Show more

Life on Earth

Episode 4: The Swarming Hordes

Duration: 54 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Available for 3 months

The story of life from the first primitive cells to the plants and animals that now live around us. David Attenborough looks at the role of insect species. Show more

Life on Earth

Episode 7: Victors of the Dry Land

Duration: 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Available for 3 months

David Attenborough looks at the history of reptiles, the first back-boned creatures to solve the problems of living high and dry on land. Show more

Life on Earth

Episode 10: Themes and Variations

Duration: 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Available for 3 months

David Attenborough looks at some of the huge variety of mammals. The tree shrew has attracted great interest as it shows how mammals may have originated. Show more

Life on Earth

Episode 12: Life in the Trees

Duration: 54 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Available for 3 months

David Attenborough's now-legendary encounter with young gorillas is featured in this episode as he looks at the history of primates. Show more

Life on Earth

Episode 13: The Compulsive Communicators

Duration: 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Available for 3 months

David Attenborough seeks to explain how we came to dominate life on earth, tracing the African origins of humans to nearly three million years ago. Show more

Life on Earth

Episode 11: The Hunters and the Hunted

Duration: 54 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Available for 3 months

David Attenborough explores the eternal duel between the hunters and the hunted on the plains of East Africa. Show more

Life on Earth

Episode 6: Invasion of the Land

Duration: 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Available for 3 months

Some 350 million years ago, evolution reached one of its most crucial stages when fish crawled from the water onto the land and became amphibians. Show more

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Episode 8: Lords of the Air

Duration: 54 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Available for 3 months

The story of life, from the first primitive cells to the plants and animals that live around us. David Attenborough looks at the advantages of birds' feathers. Show more

Life on Earth

Episode 9: The Rise of the Mammals

Duration: 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Available for 3 months

Mammals have proved to be one of the most adaptable products of evolution. David Attenborough looks at their evolution from reptiles 200 million years ago. Show more

Life on Earth

Episode 1: The Infinite Variety

Duration: 54 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 3 months

Landmark natural history series. David Attenborough explores the wildlife and landscape that inspired Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Show more

Life on Earth

Episode 2: Building Bodies

Duration: 54 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Available for 3 months

David Attenborough examines the creatures and fossils of the Great Barrier Reef, which provide clues to how the original primitive animals of the sea evolved. Show more

Life on Earth

Episode 5: Conquest of the Waters

Duration: 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Available for 3 months

The story of life from the first primitive cells to the plants and animals that live around us. David Attenborough looks at some of the 30,000 fish species. Show more