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

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5 January 1995 (UK)  »

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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.
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Plants are mean, hearty b*****ds
23 August 2002 | by (An Ohio cesspool) – See all my reviews

I own this series onn VHS because:

1. David Attenborough is a wonderful host and narrator 2. The photography is beautiful and succinct 3. Plants, I hardly knew Ye!

One of my favorite nature documentaries, it compellingly reveals the world of plants annd fungii to be as brutal and passionate as we animals. They just live on a different timetable, so we can't see it play out. With obvious tricks like high-speed photography, and the lowkey but enthisiastic voice of David Attenborough directing our attention, the world of plants comes brilliantly to life. Rent this for any number of reasons (informative or aesthetic) or be a complete fool and don't see it at all.


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