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Life Story, 1, First Steps
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produced by Tom Hugh-Jones, fl. 1985, British Broadcasting Corporation, Discovery Channel, France Télévisions and Open University, in Life Story, 1 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2014), 51 mins
Each and every animal is born with a chance: to survive, thrive and produce their very own next generation. The first hurdle in life is infancy. Vulnerable, naïve but determined, some young animals face their biggest challenges in the first few days of life. How a creature fares at the very beginning is the found...
produced by Tom Hugh-Jones, fl. 1985, British Broadcasting Corporation, Discovery Channel, France Télévisions and Open University, in Life Story, 1 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2014), 51 mins
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Life Story, 2, Growing Up
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produced by Tom Hugh-Jones, fl. 1985, British Broadcasting Corporation, Discovery Channel, France Télévisions and Open University, in Life Story, 2 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2014), 49 mins
On reaching adulthood the moment comes when animals must strikeout on their own. Without their parents they must learn to survive in adangerous world. At this stage of life every small success may meanthe difference between life and death.
produced by Tom Hugh-Jones, fl. 1985, British Broadcasting Corporation, Discovery Channel, France Télévisions and Open University, in Life Story, 2 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2014), 49 mins
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Life Story, 3, Home
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produced by Ian Gray, fl. 1998-2016, British Broadcasting Corporation, Discovery Channel, France Télévisions and Open University, in Life Story, 3 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2014), 49 mins
To survive, animals need somewhere to live; a place that provides the necessities of life, shelter from the elements and a refuge from enemies. Good homes are rare and competition can be intense – finding a home is one thing, but defending it is quite another.
produced by Ian Gray, fl. 1998-2016, British Broadcasting Corporation, Discovery Channel, France Télévisions and Open University, in Life Story, 3 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2014), 49 mins
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Life Story, 4, Power
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produced by Ian Gray, fl. 1998-2016, British Broadcasting Corporation, Discovery Channel, France Télévisions and Open University, in Life Story, 4 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2014), 50 mins
An individual’s life journey interweaves with many others. Those who are successful know when to fight or back down, when to cooperate orto go it alone and how to manipulate and deceive. Power is the ultimate prize: animals will use any means to rise through the ranks and give themselves a chance of winning the...
produced by Ian Gray, fl. 1998-2016, British Broadcasting Corporation, Discovery Channel, France Télévisions and Open University, in Life Story, 4 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2014), 50 mins
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Life Story, 5, Courtship
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produced by Miles Barton, fl. 1993, British Broadcasting Corporation, Discovery Channel, France Télévisions and Open University, in Life Story, 5 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2014), 50 mins
Competition to win a partner has created some of the most extraordinary beauty and life-threatening violence anywhere in nature. Dazzling colours, elaborate dances and powerful weapons are all waysto attract and defend a mate. The stakes could not be higher: without a mate, the journey of life ends here... sometim...
produced by Miles Barton, fl. 1993, British Broadcasting Corporation, Discovery Channel, France Télévisions and Open University, in Life Story, 5 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2014), 50 mins
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Life Story, 6, Parenthood
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produced by Miles Barton, fl. 1993, Open University, France Télévisions, Discovery Channel and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Life Story, 6 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2014), 49 mins
With the final challenge of life’s journey comes the chance to win nature’s only prize - continuing the family line through the next generation. Successfully raising offspring is the next best thing to immortality. But it’s far from easy... Some parents must risk their own lives for their offspring.
produced by Miles Barton, fl. 1993, Open University, France Télévisions, Discovery Channel and British Broadcasting Corporation, in Life Story, 6 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2014), 49 mins
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