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  • Episode 1: Challenges Of Life

  • In this landmark series David Attenborough discovers the glorious variety of life on Earth. Witness capuchin monkeys smashing open palm nuts with stone ‘hammers’ and sprint with cheetahs as they band together to tackle ostriches.

  • Episode 2: Reptiles and Amphibians

  • In this landmark series David Attenborough discovers the glorious variety of life on Earth. See Komodo dragons hunting buffalo, sea snakes with one of the most toxic venoms in the world that breed in caves and lizards that can walk on water.

  • Episode 3: Mammals

  • In this landmark series David Attenborough discovers the glorious variety of life on Earth. See 30 polar bears gather to feed on a bowhead whale carcass and witness the biggest fight on Earth…male humpback whales battling for a female.

  • Episode 4: Fish

  • In this landmark series David Attenborough discovers the glorious variety of life on Earth. Fish can fly and even walk on land. Enter the secret world of courting sea-dragons and join the epic journey of the tiny, cliff-climbing gobies.

  • Episode 5: Birds

  • In this landmark series David Attenborough discovers the glorious variety of life on Earth. Fly with the birds and explore their diversity: soaring with the lammergeyers and dancing with a thousand flamingos in the lakes of Africa.

  • Episode 6: Insects

  • In this landmark series David Attenborough discovers the glorious variety of life on Earth. Take to the skies with millions of monarch butterflies in Mexico and join the marching columns of grass cutter ants.

  • Episode 7: Hunters and Hunted

  • In this landmark series David Attenborough discovers the glorious variety of life on Earth. See cheetahs join forces to bring down an ostrich and elephant seal pups snatched from their nursery pool by a killer whale.

  • Episode 8: Creatures of the Deep

  • In this landmark series David Attenborough discovers the glorious variety of life on Earth. Join a pack of Humboldt squid hunting and dive under the permanent ice of Antarctica to see a carpet of starfish as they devour a seal pup carcass.

  • Episode 9: Plants

  • In this landmark series David Attenborough discovers the glorious variety of life on Earth. Using time-lapse technology, see a Venus flytrap snap shut and imprison its prey and watch the fastest growing plant on Earth grow 2 feet a day.

  • Episode 10: Primates

    Tomorrow 6.30pm

  • In this landmark series David Attenborough discovers the glorious variety of life on Earth. In the Congo, meet a tightly bound group of western lowland gorillas and join chacma baboons shark egg hunting on the coast of South Africa.

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