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Life 2009

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David Attenborough takes us on an astonishing journey to the frontiers of the natural world. We see the incredible diversity of animal and plant life on earth, and observe the extraordinary strategies that species have evolved to keep living. Using revolutionary camera techniques, experience the natural world in all its glory.

Starring:
David Attenborough

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1. Life - E01 - Challenges of Life

A look at how some animals and plants go to extremes to give themselves a chance to breed.

PARENTAL-GUIDANCE Runtime: 48 minutes Release date: 1 January 2009
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2. Life - E02 - Reptiles and Amphibians

A look at the strategies used by reptiles and amphibians to conquer their shortcomings.

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3. Life - E03 - Mammals

How mammals dominate the planet through having warm blood and by caring for their young.

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4. Life - E04 - Fish

A look at various fish species including sea dragon, fringehead and Hawaiian goby.

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5. Life - E05 - Birds

Birds owe their global success to their feathers - something no other animal has that allows them to do truly remarkable things. Aerial photography takes us into the sky with an Ethiopian Lammergeier, dropping bones to smash them into edible-sized portions, while thousands of pink flamingos promenade in one of nature's greatest spectacles.

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6. Life - E06 - Insects

There are 200 million insects for each one of us. They are the most successful animal group ever - their key is an armoured covering that takes on almost any shape. Darwin's stag beetle fights in the tree tops with huge curved jaws. The camera flies with millions of monarch butterflies which migrate 2000 miles, navigating by the sun.

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7. Life - E07 - Hunters and Hunted

A Mammal's ability to learn new tricks is the key to survival in the knife-edge world of hunters and hunted. In a television first, a killer whale off the Falkland Islands does something unique: it sneaks into a pool where elephant seal pups learn to swim and snatches them, saving itself the trouble of hunting in the open sea.

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8. Life - E08 - Creatures of the Deep

Marine invertebrates are some of the most bizarre and beautiful animals on the planet, thriving in the toughest parts of the oceans. Divers swim into a shoal of predatory Humboldt squid as they emerge from the ocean depths to hunt in packs.

PARENTAL-GUIDANCE Subtitles Language: English Runtime: 58 minutes Release date: 1 January 2009
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9. Life - E09 - Plants

A look at plants and the ingenious and manipulative ways they counter life's challenges.

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10. Life - E10 - Primates

Primates are just like us - intelligent, quarrelsome, family-centred. Huge armies of Hamadryas baboons, 400 strong, battle on the plains of Ethiopia to steal females and settle old scores. Japanese macaques beat the cold by lounging in thermal springs - but only if they come from the right family.

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Product details

Genres Documentary
Director Simon Blakeney, Martha Holmes
Starring David Attenborough, Doug Allen
Supporting actors David Baillie, Martha Holmes, Jerome Poncet, Jonathan Smith, Oprah Winfrey
Network BBC Worldwide
Producers Tom Clarke, Michael Gunton, Martha Holmes, Martha Holmes, Catherine McCarthy, Jonathan Smith, Kera Rennert
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Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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