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Natural World

1995-1996

Himalaya

Duration: 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary about the geological and natural history of the Himalayas, home to a diversity of wildlife including red pandas, snow leopards and iridescent pheasants. Show more

Natural World

1995-1996

Echo of the Elephants: the Next Generation

Duration: 50 minutes

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

Follow-up to the original film about Echo the elephant and her calf Ely. Echo is pregnant and Ely becomes afflicted with twisting disease. 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

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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 9: The Rise of the Mammals

Duration: 55 minutes

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

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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 11: The Hunters and the Hunted

Duration: 54 minutes

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

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

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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

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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