Life
Ep: 1 "Challenges of Life"
Dung-collecting owls, cartwheeling toads, flies whose eyes grow on the end of giant stalks, hippos having their teeth cleaned by shoals of fish... David Attenborough looks at the surprising, spectacular variety of life on Earth in this ten-part series from the creators of Planet Earth and The Blue Planet. Packed with stunning screen 'firsts', Life brings you stories from the frontiers of the natural world as it explores the extraordinary lengths that animals and plants go to in order to survive. This is evolution in action: creatures that push the boundaries of behaviour to overcome challenges from adversaries and their environment.
Episodes
Ep 1
Challenges of Life
Watch Until April 10, 7:00pm
Ep 2
Reptiles and Amphibians
Watch Until April 17, 7:00pm
Ep 3
Mammals
Watch March 25, 7:00pm
Ep 4
Fish
Watch April 1, 7:00pm
Ep 5
Birds
Watch April 8, 7:00pm
Ep 6
Insects
Watch April 15, 7:00pm
Ep 7
Hunters and Hunted
Watch April 22, 7:00pm
Ep 8
Creatures of the Deep
Watch April 29, 7:00pm
Ep 9
Plants
Watch May 6, 7:00pm
Ep 10
Primates
Watch May 13, 7:00pm
Challenges of Life
Discover the extraordinary things animals and plants must do in order to stay alive and reproduce. (1 of 10)
Reptiles and Amphibians
From icy wastes to arid deserts, reptiles and amphibians have used their ancient, cold-blooded body plan along with sophisticated behavioural innovations to master the harshest environments on the planet. (2 of 10)
Mammals
From Weddell seals to humpback whales, mammals dominate the planet through having warm blood and caring for their young. (3 of 10)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Sat Mar 25, 7:00pm
Fish
With an amazing variety of shape and behaviour, fish dominate the planet's waters. This episode looks at various fish species including sea dragon, fringehead and Hawaiian goby. (4 of 10)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Sat Apr 1, 7:00pm
Birds
Birds are supremely adaptable, capable not only of flying at phenomenal speeds and covering great distances, but of displaying a murderous nature. They'll run on water in pursuit of love and even build intricate structures. (5 of 10)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Sat Apr 8, 7:00pm
Insects
Insects are the most diverse animal group on the planet. They possess fearsome weapons, yet can display surprising tenderness and sophisticated behaviour. (6 of 10)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Sat Apr 15, 7:00pm
Hunters and Hunted
Every day in the jungles, grasslands, deserts and frozen wastelands, battles are fought, won and lost between carnivores and their prey. (7 of 10)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Sat Apr 22, 7:00pm
Creatures of the Deep
Marine invertebrates are some of the most bizarre and beautiful animals on the planet, and thrive in the toughest parts of the oceans. (8 of 10)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Sat Apr 29, 7:00pm
Plants
A look at the specialized strategies and extreme behaviour that plants have developed in order to survive. (9 of 10)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Sat May 6, 7:00pm
Primates
Primates are uniquely intelligent: engaging in problem solving, communication, tool use and intimate social interplay. (10 of 10)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Sat May 13, 7:00pm
Extras

Life on Location

Catch a glimpse at what went on behind the camera during the filming of one of the BBC's most impressive programs. Life executive producer Mike Gunton recounts some of the unique challenges faced by crews during the production of the epic series.

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