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Origins of Life (2001 Documentary)
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(39 mins.)
 
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Home (2009 Documentary)
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With aerial footage from fifty-four countries, 'Home' is a depiction of how Earth's problems are all interlinked. (120 mins.)
 
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Oceans (2009 Documentary)
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An ecological drama/documentary, filmed throughout the globe. Part thriller, part meditation on the vanishing wonders of the sub-aquatic world. (104 mins.)
 
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Flying Monsters 3D with David Attenborough (2011 Documentary)
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(40 mins.)
Director: Matthew Dyas
 
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Hubble (2010 Documentary)
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An IMAX 3D camera chronicles the effort of 7 astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. (44 mins.)
Director: Toni Myers
 
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Horizon (1964 TV Series)
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Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary series. In September 2004 it celebrated... (50 mins.)
 
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Earth (2007 Documentary)
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Feature-length version of the documentary TV series Planet Earth, following the migration paths of four animal families. (90 mins.)
 
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Journey to the Edge of the Universe (2008 Documentary)
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A journey through space and time. (91 mins.)
Director: Yavar Abbas
 
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Life in the Freezer (1993 TV Series)
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Series exploring the natural history of Antarctica. (30 mins.)
 
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The Human Family Tree (2009 Documentary)
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On a single day on a single street, with the DNA of just a couple of hundred random people, National Geographic Channel sets out to trace the ancestral footsteps of all humanity. (93 mins.)
Director: Chad Cohen
 
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Animals in Love (2007 Documentary)
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(85 mins.)
 
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Lost Worlds, Vanished Lives (1989 TV Series)
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David Attenborough's comprehensive study of fossils, which give many clues to how life existed on pre-historic Earth. (156 mins.)
 
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The Besieged Fortress (2006 Documentary)
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A look at the disastrous effects a rain flood has on a termite community. (82 mins.)
 
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Walking with Dinosaurs (1999 TV Series)
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Documentary-style series about the era of the dinosaurs, mixing real locations and CGI. (180 mins.)
 
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Walking with Monsters (2005 TV Series)
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A 90-minute documentary about life before the dinosaurs. (87 mins.)
Director: Tim Haines
 
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Walking with Prehistoric Beasts (2001 Mini-Series)
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Using the latest digital technology, the era between the dinosaurs and man is superbly recreated by the BBC and Discovery Channel in another winning production from the coalition. (180 mins.)
 
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Walking with Cavemen (2003 TV Series)
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The great follow-up to 'Walking with Dinosaurs' and 'Walking with Beasts', presented by Professor Robert Winston, explains the story of human evolution. (100 mins.)
 
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Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life (2009 Documentary)
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A documentary about evolution. (59 mins.)
 
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The Private Life of Plants (1995 TV Series)
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David Attenborough's study of the world of plants, which demonstrates, with the aid of time-lapse photography, the rich and varied ways in which they flourish. (292 mins.)
 
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The Life of Mammals (2002 TV Series)
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David Attenborough's comprehensive study of how a remarkable group of animals evolved - a group that includes ourselves.
 
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First Life (2010 Mini-Series)
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David Attenborough goes back in time to investigate the origins of life.
 
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Wild Caribbean (2007 TV Series)
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Wild Caribbean is a four-part nature documentary series exploring the natural and cultural history of the Caribbean Islands and Sea. (50 mins.)
 
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Planet Dinosaur (2011 Mini-Series)
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An astonishing six-part series that brings to life the most incredible creatures that ever existed. From Spinosaurus... (180 mins.)
Stars: John Hurt
 
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Life in Cold Blood (2008 TV Series)
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A nature documentary series written and presented by David Attenborough, that looks at the evolution and habits of amphibians and reptiles.
 
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The Life of Birds (1998 TV Series)
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David Attenborough's comprehensive and richly detailed study of birds, examining the variety of different species and their ways of life. (489 mins.)
 
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The 11th Hour (2007 Documentary)
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A look at the state of the global environment including visionary and practical solutions for restoring the planet's ecosystems. (95 mins.)
 
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Natural World (1983 TV Series)
Episode: The Amber Time Machine (2004)
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Strand of documentaries on wildlife and the environment.
Director: Brian Leith
 
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Life on Earth (1979 Mini-Series)
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David Attenborough's groundbreaking study of the evolution of life on our planet. (702 mins.)
 
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State of the Planet (2000 TV Series)
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David Attenborough investigates the latest scientific research to discover whether or not there is a global environmental crisis, and, if so, what solutions there are to it. (147 mins.)
Director: Kate Broome
 
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Kingdom of Plants 3D (2012 TV Series)
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3D technology reveals a whole new dimension in the lives of plants, from the most bizarre to the most beautiful... (50 mins.)
 
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Galapagos 3D (2013 TV Series)
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Filmed in one of the most extreme and hard-to-reach locations in the world, 'Galapagos' explores the unique environments and species of the Galapagos...
 
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Watermark (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary on how water shapes humanity. (92 mins.)
 
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Attenborough's Paradise Birds (2015 Documentary)
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Birds of paradise are one of David Attenborough's lifelong passions. He was the first to film many of their beautiful and often bizarre displays... (60 mins.)
 
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The Living Planet (1984 TV Series)
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David Attenborough discusses the biomass and life in a variety of eco-systems spanning many of the environments found on Earth (from tropical to polar). (660 mins.)
 
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Galápagos (2006 Mini-Series)
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The history of these beautiful Islands from their creation as uprising lava to their being studied by Darwin to their modern day inhabitants. (180 mins.)
 
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Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees (2002 Documentary)
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A cinematic portrait of the great zoologist and the chimpanzees she has spent a lifetime studying.
Director: David Lickley
 
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Born to Be Wild (2011 Documentary)
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This heartwarming film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them-saving endangered species one life at a time. (40 mins.)
Director: David Lickley
 
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Nature (1982 TV Series)
Episode: Owl Power (2015)
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For centuries, the mysterious nighttime lives and uncanny hunting skills of owls have made them fascinating... (60 mins.)
Director: Nigel Cole