David Attenbourough narrates on the greatest of all adventures - the journey through life.
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Nature's Most Amazing Events (TV Mini-Series 2009)
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This is a documentary series looking at the most dramatic wildlife spectacles on our planet. We see the impact of the melting of the arctic ice in the summer, the annual return of the ... See full summary »

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The Life of Mammals (2002–2003)
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David Attenborough's comprehensive study of how a remarkable group of animals evolved - a group that includes ourselves.

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Madagascar (TV Mini-Series 2011)
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Over 80% of Madagascar's animals and plants are found nowhere else on Earth. Discover what made Madagascar so different from the rest of the world, and how evolution ran wild there.

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Birds of paradise are one of David Attenborough's lifelong passions. He was the first to film many of their beautiful and often bizarre displays, and over his lifetime he has tracked them ... See full summary »

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A nature documentary series written and presented by David Attenborough, that looks at the evolution and habits of amphibians and reptiles.

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Natural Curiosities (TV Series 2013)
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David Attenborough presents a collection of his favourite natural curiosities found throughout the animal kingdom from armoured giants to crafty insects.

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Life in the Undergrowth (TV Mini-Series 2005)
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David Attenborough's ground-breaking exploration of a group of organisms that are vast in number, yet often too small to be noticed: the invertebrates.

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Africa (TV Mini-Series 2013)
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Africa, the world's wildest continent. David Attenborough takes us on an awe-inspiring journey through one of the most diverse places in the world. We visit deserts, savannas, and jungles and meet up with some of Africa's amazing wildlife.

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Over three very personal films, Sir David Attenborough looks back at the unparalleled changes in natural history that he has witnessed during his 60-year career.

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The Life of Birds (TV Series 1998)
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David Attenborough's comprehensive and richly detailed study of birds, examining the variety of different species and their ways of life.

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David Attenbourough narrates on the greatest of all adventures - the journey through life.

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Trials of Life
4 July 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In 1990, the BBC aired "Trials of Life", a 12-part natural history series exploring animal behaviour, showing a variety of species from the moment of their birth through to adulthood and becoming a parent themselves.

This 6-part series, "Life Story", follows a very similar theme, covering the stages of life and the challenges that await them in the animal world. Like many of David Attenborough's latest documentaries, this series adopts the same format of showing a 50-minute episode followed by a 10-minute "Diaries" which follows the camera crew as they try to capture the behaviour of one of the animals which featured in the series. They make you appreciate some of the hardships the crew often go through to get the best results.

Where "Trials of Life" was a 4:3 production, "Life Story" is fully-HD due to being filmed with 4K cameras, and includes some beautiful camera work with extraordinarily detailed close-ups, as well as fantastic shots of insects and other microcosmic species. These people really make an effort to capture memorable events and David's narration is as eloquent as ever, both educational and witty, to suit the on-screen action.

Like most nature programmes, "Life Story" includes some mildly disturbing scenes of animal behaviour, but this is how those species have evolved in order to survive in harsh environments. You have to take the bad with the good and accept that nature can be cruel. Witnessing these animals face such challenges and learning to adapt and overcome them is the true reward. Where many endure, few survive.


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