Life on Earth

Life on Earth

David Attenborough tours and explores life on planet Earth.

Episode Guide

  • Life on Earth - The Compulsive Communicators (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    The Compulsive Communicators

    Communication plays a key role in man's development from primitive hunter to sophisticated technician.

  • Life on Earth - Life in the Trees (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Life in the Trees

    The story of primates and their adaptation to forest living unfolds in a journey from Madagascar to Malaysia.

  • Life on Earth - The Hunters and Hunted (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    The Hunters and Hunted

    The balance of nature mediates the food supply for carnivores and herbivores.

  • Life on Earth - Theme and Variations (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Theme and Variations

    David Attenborough traces the possible evolution of anteaters, moles, bats, porpoises and whales from a tiny Mesozoic mammal.

  • Life on Earth - The Rise of the Mammals (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    The Rise of the Mammals

    Recounting mammal development, David Attenborough spotlights the platypus, wombat, Tasmanian devil, kangaroo and opossum.

  • Life on Earth - Lords of the Air (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Lords of the Air

    David Attenborough illustrates the varied uses and advantages of the light and flexible feather.

  • Life on Earth - Victors of the Dry Land (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Victors of the Dry Land

    David Attenborough explores the ability of iguanas and giant tortoises to survive on the arid Galapagos Islands.

  • Life on Earth - Invasion of the Land (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Invasion of the Land

    Film captures the coelacanth, a fish, believed to be extinct until 1938, and other ancestors of amphibians.

  • Life on Earth - Conquest of the Waters (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Conquest of the Waters

    The 30,000 varieties of fish are able to live under the most harsh conditions through species adaptation.

  • Life on Earth - The Swarming Hordes (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    The Swarming Hordes

    David Attenborough looks at the strange courting techniques of insects.

  • Life on Earth - The First Forests (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    The First Forests

    David Attenborough considers the survival of the first life on land: mosses, ferns, millipedes and dragonflies.

  • Life on Earth - Building Bodies (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Building Bodies

    Marine invertebrates fall into three distinct groups: echinoderms, mollusks, and segmented creatures.

  • Life on Earth - The Infinite Variety (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    The Infinite Variety

    David Attenborough investigates the factors permitting the four million different forms of life on earth.