David Attenborough looks at the extraordinary ends to which animals and plants go in order to survive. Featuring epic spectacles, amazing TV firsts and examples of new wildlife behaviour.

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Challenges of Life

1. Life: Challenges of Life

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

Reptiles and Amphibians

2. Life: Reptiles and Amphibians

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


3. Life: Mammals

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


5. Life: Birds

A slow-motion camera captures the unique flight of the Marvellous Spatuletail Hummingbird.

Creatures of the Deep

8. Life: Creatures of the Deep

A look at marine invertebrates, including Humboldt squid, starfish and giant octopuses.


9. Life: Plants

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


10. Life: Primates

Primates are just like humans - intelligent, quarrelsome, family-centred.