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Life, 1, Challenges of Life
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produced by Martha Holmes, fl. 2001, British Broadcasting Corporation, Discovery Channel, Skai Group and Reti Televisive Italiane, in Life, 1 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2009), 49 mins
Introducing the extraordinary things animals and plants must do in order to survive and reproduce. Witness amazing sights, captured at 1,000 frames per second: capuchin monkeys smashing open palm nuts with stone ‘hammers’; hippos launching from the water into the air and chameleons stealing prey from a spider..
produced by Martha Holmes, fl. 2001, British Broadcasting Corporation, Discovery Channel, Skai Group and Reti Televisive Italiane, in Life, 1 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2009), 49 mins
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Life, 2, Reptiles and Amphibians
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produced by Rupert Barrington, fl. 1991, British Broadcasting Corporation, Discovery Channel, Skai Group and Reti Televisive Italiane, in Life, 2 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2009), 49 mins
From icy wastes to arid deserts, reptiles and amphibians have used their ancient, cold-blooded body plan along with sophisticated behavioral innovations to master the harshest environments on the planet. Using their ruthless hunting abilities, extraordinary camouflage, guile and downright physical toughness, they...
produced by Rupert Barrington, fl. 1991, British Broadcasting Corporation, Discovery Channel, Skai Group and Reti Televisive Italiane, in Life, 2 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2009), 49 mins
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Life, 3, Mammals
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produced by Ted Oakes, fl. 2005, British Broadcasting Corporation, Discovery Channel, Skai Group and Reti Televisive Italiane, in Life, 3 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2009), 49 mins
New filming techniques reveal behaviour that was previously impossible to capture in extreme locations. Fly amongst one of the largest migrations on Earth, as more than ten million fruit bats leave the Congo basin and converge in a few special trees in Zambia to feed; sprint with the tiny, extraordinary-looking se...
produced by Ted Oakes, fl. 2005, British Broadcasting Corporation, Discovery Channel, Skai Group and Reti Televisive Italiane, in Life, 3 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2009), 49 mins
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Life, 4, Fish
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produced by Adam Chapman, fl. 1996, British Broadcasting Corporation, Discovery Channel, Skai Group and Reti Televisive Italiane, in Life, 4 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2009), 48 mins
Fish can fly, sense electricity, swim at over 100mph and even walk on land. From the open ocean to coral reef and storm-ravaged surf to the freshwater springs of Kenya, swim with sharks, mudskippers and convict fish. See ‘sarcastic fringe-heads’ fighting for their homes; hunt with sailfish; glide with flying f...
produced by Adam Chapman, fl. 1996, British Broadcasting Corporation, Discovery Channel, Skai Group and Reti Televisive Italiane, in Life, 4 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2009), 48 mins
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Life, 5, Birds
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produced by Patrick Morris, fl. 1997, British Broadcasting Corporation, Discovery Channel, Skai Group and Reti Televisive Italiane, in Life, 5 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2009), 49 mins
Birds are supremely adaptable, capable not only of flying at phenomenal speeds and covering great distances, but of displaying a murderous nature, running on water in pursuit of love and even of building intricate structures. Using aerial camera techniques, Life flies with the birds and explores their incredible d...
produced by Patrick Morris, fl. 1997, British Broadcasting Corporation, Discovery Channel, Skai Group and Reti Televisive Italiane, in Life, 5 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2009), 49 mins
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Life, 6, Insects
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produced by Rupert Barrington, fl. 1991, British Broadcasting Corporation, Discovery Channel, Skai Group and Reti Televisive Italiane, in Life, 6 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2009), 49 mins
Insects are the most diverse animal group on the planet. The key to their success is their unique ability to reshape themselves. They possess fearsome weapons, yet can display surprising tenderness and sophisticated behaviour. Take to the skies with millions of monarch butterflies in Mexico; see a beetle spray boi...
produced by Rupert Barrington, fl. 1991, British Broadcasting Corporation, Discovery Channel, Skai Group and Reti Televisive Italiane, in Life, 6 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2009), 49 mins
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Life, 7, Hunters and Hunted
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produced by Adam Chapman, fl. 1996, British Broadcasting Corporation, Discovery Channel, Skai Group and Reti Televisive Italiane, in Life, 7 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2009), 49 mins
Every day, in the jungles, grasslands, deserts and frozen wastelands, battles are won, fought and lost between carnivores and their prey. See cheetahs join forces to bring down an ostrich; a tiny stoat take on a rabbit ten times its size; elephant seal pups snatched from their nursery pool by a killer whale; the a...
produced by Adam Chapman, fl. 1996, British Broadcasting Corporation, Discovery Channel, Skai Group and Reti Televisive Italiane, in Life, 7 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2009), 49 mins
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Life, 8, Creatures of The Deep
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produced by Neil Lucas, fl. 1995, British Broadcasting Corporation, Discovery Channel, Skai Group and Reti Televisive Italiane, in Life, 8 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2009), 49 mins
Using specially developed underwater tracking time-lapse techniques, life takes a journey to the unchartered corners of the ocean. It is here that the newest discoveries are being made and the strangest creatures live, from huge spider crabs which gather in their thousands, seeking safety in numbers as they shed t...
produced by Neil Lucas, fl. 1995, British Broadcasting Corporation, Discovery Channel, Skai Group and Reti Televisive Italiane, in Life, 8 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2009), 49 mins
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Life, 9, Plants
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produced by Neil Lucas, fl. 1995, British Broadcasting Corporation, Discovery Channel, Skai Group and Reti Televisive Italiane, in Life, 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2009), 48 mins
The drama of the plant world is impossible to view with the naked eye. But using the latest time-lapse technology, all is revealed: how a Venus flytrap snaps shut and imprisons its prey; how the animal-like grasping hooks of the cat’s claw creeper and the sticky pads of the Boston ivy help in their fight for lig...
produced by Neil Lucas, fl. 1995, British Broadcasting Corporation, Discovery Channel, Skai Group and Reti Televisive Italiane, in Life, 9 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2009), 48 mins
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Life, 10, Primates
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produced by Patrick Morris, fl. 1997, British Broadcasting Corporation, Discovery Channel, Skai Group and Reti Televisive Italiane, in Life, 10 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2009), 49 mins
Primates are uniquely intelligent, engaging in problem solving, communication, tool use and intimate social interplay. In the Congo, meet a tightly bound group of western lowland gorillas led by an ancient silverback, whose chest-beating sends shockwaves more than a mile through the undergrowth; see grey Phayre’...
produced by Patrick Morris, fl. 1997, British Broadcasting Corporation, Discovery Channel, Skai Group and Reti Televisive Italiane, in Life, 10 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2009), 49 mins
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