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The Life of Birds

Episode 8: The Demands of the Egg

Duration: 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

David Attenborough presents a natural history of birds. Here he focuses on their varied nest-building techniques and their struggles to protect their eggs. Show more

The Life of Birds

Episode 9: The Problem of Parenthood

Duration: 49 minutes

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

David Attenborough presents a natural history of birds. Looking at the extraordinary ways in which birds solve the problems of parenthood. Show more

Dynasties

Series 1

Episode 2: Emperor

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Available for 6 months

Documentary following endangered species fighting for their survival. A colony of emperor penguins try to keep themselves and their chicks alive through the winter. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Michael Gunton
Series Producer:
Rupert Barrington
Producer:
Miles Barton
Production Manager:
Alison Brown-Humes

Dynasties

Series 1

Episode 5: Tiger

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HD

Available for 6 months

Documentary following endangered species fighting for their survival. A tigress must protect her cubs while battling rivals who want to steal her lands and overthrow her. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Theo Webb
Executive Producer:
Michael Gunton
Series Producer:
Rupert Barrington
Producer:
Miles Barton

Blue Planet II

Series 1

Episode 6: Coasts

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Available for 4 months

The wildlife series narrated by David Attenborough explores the planet's coasts. They are the most changeable of the ocean worlds, but they offer great riches. Show more

Attenborough: 60 Years in the Wild

Episode 1: Life on Camera

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

David Attenborough reflects on how the planet has changed during his career. In the first film, he offers his perspective on 60 years of wildlife film-making. Show more

Attenborough: 60 Years in the Wild

Episode 2: Understanding the Natural World

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Sir David Attenborough reviews the scientific discoveries that have transformed our view of life on earth during his lifetime. Show more

Attenborough: 60 Years in the Wild

Episode 3: Our Fragile Planet

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

David Attenborough looks back on the dramatic impact mankind has had on the natural world in the last six decades and reveals why he became a conservationist. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for years

Documentary tracing David Attenborough's lifelong passion for birds of paradise, from the forests of New Guinea more than 50 years ago to the desert of Qatar today. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

The best of David Attenborough's early adventures as never seen before - in colour - and with it the story of how the pioneering television series Zoo Quest was made. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Charles Lagus
Series Producer:
Miles Barton
Executive Producer:
Michael Gunton

Frozen Planet

Episode 3: Summer

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

Nature documentary. The impact of summer on polar bears, musk oxen and penguins, who struggle to cope with an unlikely problem - heat. Show more

Frozen Planet

Episode 4: Autumn

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Available for 4 months

Nature documentary series. As the big freeze returns, polar landscapes are transformed. Wildlife leaves but the giant emperor penguin arrives. Show more

Life Story

Series 1

Parenthood

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for years

Nature documentary with David
Attenborough. Animals attempt to rear their offspring. A mother zebra must
decide where to lead her young foal across the river. Show more

Life Story

Series 1

Episode 5: Courtship

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for years

Nature documentary with David Attenborough. The competition to breed has created both the most extraordinary beauty and the most violent battles seen in nature. Show more

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HD

Available for years

Sir David Attenborough tells the story of the discovery in Argentina of the largest animal to ever walk the earth, a new species of the plant-eating titanosaur. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Miles Barton
Executive Producer:
Mike Gunton
Participant:
Ben Garrod
Participant:
Diego Pol