Each of the twelve 50-minute episodes features a different aspect of the journey through life, from birth to adulthood and continuation of the species through reproduction.
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Each of the twelve 50-minute episodes features a different aspect of the journey through life, from birth to adulthood and continuation of the species through reproduction.

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One of the best nature documentaries in existence!
1 August 2014 | by (Herriman, Utah) – See all my reviews

I ordered this on VHS back in the early 1990s and I consider this series to be flawless and beyond expectation. Gorgeous videography and Sir David Attenborough's sublime narration makes for a perfect educational experience. Breathtaking shots, sometimes brutal and raw. It is the Trials of Life, and there are trials to behold! If you are a nature buff, THIS is the series for you! I was raised on this stuff and I consider it to be one of the best nature series out there. Now it needs to be released on disc or download so I can get it again as I haven't had a VHS player in 10+ years. I would love to see this show in a HD format, so bring on the Apple TV or bluray format!


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