The Private Life of Plants (1995– )

TV Series  -   -  Documentary
9.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 9.2/10 from 1,389 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 1 critic

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.

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 04 Feb 2012
 
a list of 26 titles
created 17 Aug 2012
 
list image
a list of 39 titles
created 03 Mar 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 01 May 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 27 Jul 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Private Life of Plants (1995– )

The Private Life of Plants (1995– ) on IMDb 9.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Private Life of Plants.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1995  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Life (TV Series 2009)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  

David Attenborough's legendary BBC crew explains and shows wildlife all over planet earth in 10 episodes. The first is an overview the challenges facing life, the others are dedicated to ... See full summary »

Stars: David Attenborough, Oprah Winfrey, Doug Allen
Human Planet (TV Mini-Series 2011)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  

Like all life forms, humanity partially adapts to types of natural environment, yet also tends to change them. Each episode examines how life differs for men and nature in some type of ... See full summary »

Stars: John Hurt
Life in Cold Blood (TV Series 2008)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  

A nature documentary series written and presented by David Attenborough, that looks at the evolution and habits of amphibians and reptiles.

Stars: David Attenborough
Short | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

South Georgia is an island south-east of South America. For a short period each year the temperatures rise into bearable regions, and the island fills with birds and seals who use the short... See full summary »

Director: David Douglas
Stars: David Attenborough
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

WHILE DINOSAURS WALKED THE EARTH, MONSTERS RULED THE SKIES... For thousands of years, humans have believed that there were once flying monsters... See full synopsis »

Director: Matthew Dyas
Stars: David Attenborough, Douglas A. Lawson
The Life of Birds (TV Series 1998)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  

David Attenborough's comprehensive and richly detailed study of birds, examining the variety of different species and their ways of life.

Stars: David Attenborough
The Tribal Eye (TV Series 1975)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Fascinating series of documentaries about tribes and the artefacts that they create as part of their beliefs... See full synopsis »

Stars: David Attenborough
Planet Earth (TV Series 2006)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  

Emmy Award winning, 11-episodes, 5-years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition.

Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Huw Cordey
The Life of Mammals (2002–2003)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  

David Attenborough's comprehensive study of how a remarkable group of animals evolved - a group that includes ourselves.

Stars: David Attenborough
Life on Earth (TV Series 1979)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  

David Attenborough's groundbreaking study of the evolution of life on our planet.

Stars: David Attenborough
Life in the Undergrowth (TV Series 2005)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  

David Attenborough's ground-breaking exploration of a group of organisms that are vast in number, yet often too small to be noticed: the invertebrates.

Stars: David Attenborough
Micro Monsters 3D (TV Series 2013)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

He totally jams about the microorganisms in this totally hot docudrama.

Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Presenter (6 episodes, 1995)
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 January 1995 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A növények magánélete  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(6 parts) | (6 parts)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Himself - Host: Ever since we arrived on this planet as a species, we've cut them down, dug them up, burnt them and poisoned them. Today we're doing so on a greater scale than ever... We destroy plants at our peril. Neither we nor any other animal can survive without them. The time has now come for us to cherish our green inheritance, not to pillage it - for without it, we will surely perish.
See more »

Connections

Follows The Trials of Life (1990) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Who can make plants so fascinating?
10 January 2005 | by (Blue Mountains near Sydney) – See all my reviews

Actually a lot of episodes start in the ordinary setting of any old English woods, but they seem exotic, particularly when you see a fungus in time lapse.

I saw a documentary on David Attenborough a few years ago and remember that this documentary brought a lot of apprehension amongst the producers... "But they're plants, they just sit there, and you're going to make a documentary about that?" I don't think I can name a better one. I don't think I could imagine a better one.

It's captivating from cover to cover (especially if you have the DVD version)

I even loved the theme music.

For those who haven't seen it, Attenborough shows plants to be so much more amazing than animals. They *do* move, some faster than others, they hunt, but the fascination comes in the fact that we're used to wildlife action coming on four legs, it is an alien world when shown properly, but we live in it, it isn't a fictional fantasy creation.

What a gift he has. Thank goodness for him, and for the ABC (Australian) and BBC.

SS


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
A wonderful work karlhigh
Discuss The Private Life of Plants (1995) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?