IMDb > "Life" (2009)
"Life"
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany creditsepisode listepisodes castepisode ratings... by rating... by votes
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsmessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summaryplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

"Life" (2009) More at IMDbPro »TV mini-series 2009-

Photos (See all 68 | slideshow) Videos (see all 17)
Life: Season 1: Episode 10 -- Primates are just like humans - intelligent, quarrelsome, family-centered. Armies of Hamadryas baboons, 400 strong, battle on the plains of Ethiopia to steal females and settle old scores. An orangutan baby fails in its struggle to make an umbrella out of leaves to keep off the rain. Young capuchins can't get the hang of smashing nuts with a large rock, a technique their parents have perfected.

Overview

User Rating:
9.2/10   23,395 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Up 12% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Contact:
View company contact information for Life on IMDbPro.
Seasons:
1
Release Date:
12 October 2009 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
David Attenborough's legendary BBC crew explains and shows wildlife all over planet earth in 10 episodes... See more »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Incredible footage that will amaze you more than Planet Earth. See more (5 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 5)

David Attenborough ... Himself - Narrator (10 episodes, 2009)

Oprah Winfrey ... Herself - Narrator (U.S. Broadcast) (10 episodes, 2009)
(more)

Series Writing credits
Paul Spillenger (3 episodes, 2009)

Series Produced by
Michael Gunton .... executive producer (10 episodes, 2009)
Martha Holmes .... series producer / producer (10 episodes, 2009)
Catherine McCarthy .... executive producer: The Open University (10 episodes, 2009)
Paul Spillenger .... producer: Discovery Channel / producer: US version (9 episodes, 2009)
Kera Rennert .... producer: promo (4 episodes, 2009)
Simon Blakeney .... assistant producer / producer: Life on Location (3 episodes, 2009)
Tom Clarke .... assistant producer / producer: Life on Location (3 episodes, 2009)
Rupert Barrington .... producer (2 episodes, 2009)
Adam Chapman .... producer (2 episodes, 2009)
Neil Lucas .... producer (2 episodes, 2009)
Stephen Lyle .... assistant producer (2 episodes, 2009)
Patrick Morris .... producer (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Original Music by
The Band for Life (10 episodes, 2009)
George Fenton (10 episodes, 2009)
Richard Fiocca (10 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Film Editing by
Martin Elsbury (2 episodes, 2009)
Andy Netley (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Production Management
Lisanne O'Keefe .... production manager (10 episodes, 2009)
Barbara Wetheridge .... assistant production manager (10 episodes, 2009)
Jesse Bliss .... assistant production manager (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Simon Blakeney .... director: Life on Location (1 episode, 2009)
Stephen Lyle .... director: Life on Location (1 episode, 2009)
 
Series Art Department
Burrell Durrant Hifle .... graphic designer / graphic design (9 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Sound Department
Ben Jones .... foley artist (7 episodes, 2009)
Graham Wild .... dubbing mixer (7 episodes, 2009)
Kate Hopkins .... sound editor (5 episodes, 2009)
Tim Owens .... sound editor (5 episodes, 2009)
Chris Domaille .... dubbing mixer (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Simon Werry .... photographer (8 episodes, 2009)
Rod Clarke .... photographer (6 episodes, 2009)
Kevin Flay .... photographer (6 episodes, 2009)
Alistair MacEwen .... photographer (5 episodes, 2009)
Gavin Thurston .... photographer (5 episodes, 2009)
Doug Anderson .... photographer (4 episodes, 2009)
Barrie Britton .... photographer (4 episodes, 2009)
Doug Allen .... photographer (3 episodes, 2009)
Stephen de Vere .... photographer (3 episodes, 2009)
David Manton .... photographer (3 episodes, 2009)
Hugh Miller .... photographer / camera operator: Life on Location (3 episodes, 2009)
Warwick Sloss .... photographer (3 episodes, 2009)
Keith Brust .... photographer (2 episodes, 2009)
Martyn Colbeck .... photographer (2 episodes, 2009)
Bob Cranston .... photographer (2 episodes, 2009)
Justine Evans .... photographer / camera operator: Life on Location (2 episodes, 2009)
Tom Fitz .... photographer (2 episodes, 2009)
Ted Giffords .... camera operator: Life on Location / photographer (2 episodes, 2009)
Nick Guy .... camera operator: Life on Location / photographer (2 episodes, 2009)
Richard Jones .... photographer (2 episodes, 2009)
Simon King .... photographer (2 episodes, 2009)
Richard Kirby .... photographer (2 episodes, 2009)
Justin Maguire .... photographer (2 episodes, 2009)
Jamie McPherson .... photographer (2 episodes, 2009)
Mark Payne-Gill .... photographer (2 episodes, 2009)
Michael Pitts .... photographer (2 episodes, 2009)
Rick Rosenthal .... photographer (2 episodes, 2009)
Peter Scoones .... photographer (2 episodes, 2009)
Tim Shepherd .... photographer (2 episodes, 2009)
Sam Wayman .... lighting technician (2 episodes, 2009)
Mark Yates .... photographer (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Editorial Department
Tim Bolt .... on-line editor (10 episodes, 2009)
Luke Rainey .... colorist (10 episodes, 2009)
Robert Wilcox .... edit assistant (10 episodes, 2009)
Andrew Chastney .... editor: Life on Location (8 episodes, 2009)
Tim Coope .... editor: Life on Location (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Music Department
John Jennings Boyd .... composer: additional music (10 episodes, 2009)
Gary Chester .... score mixer / scoring engineer (10 episodes, 2009)
The Filmharmonic Orchestra Prague .... orchestra (10 episodes, 2009)
Richard Fiocca .... conductor / orchestrator (10 episodes, 2009)
Scott Freiman .... music mixing engineer (10 episodes, 2009)
Eric V. Hachikian .... composer: additional music / music supervisor / ... (10 episodes, 2009)
Tom Howe .... musician / composer: additional music (10 episodes, 2009)
Greg Pliska .... composer: additional music / orchestrator (10 episodes, 2009)
Steve Price .... music engineer/mixer (10 episodes, 2009)
Petr Pycha .... orchestra contractor (10 episodes, 2009)
Max Surla .... composer: additional music (10 episodes, 2009)
Stefan Behrisch .... orchestrator (5 episodes, 2009)
Ronen Landa .... composer: additional music / orchestrator (5 episodes, 2009)
Mike Raznick .... composer: additional music (4 episodes, 2009)
Isobel Waller-Bridge .... orchestrator (4 episodes, 2009)
Michael P. Benoit .... composer: additional music (2 episodes, 2009)
Joe Rubel .... assistant music engineer (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Other crew
Chris Golding .... production executive: Discovery Channel / production executive: Discovery / ... (10 episodes, 2009)
David Robinson .... academic consultant: The Open University (10 episodes, 2009)
Janet Sumner .... academic consultant: The Open University (10 episodes, 2009)
Emma Napper .... researcher (3 episodes, 2009)
Jonathan Smith .... researcher (3 episodes, 2009)
Patricia Ash .... academic consultant: The Open University (2 episodes, 2009)
Mike Dodd .... academic consultant: The Open University (2 episodes, 2009)
Bobbie Fletcher .... researcher (2 episodes, 2009)
Tim Halliday .... academic consultant: The Open University (2 episodes, 2009)
Justine Hatcher .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2009)
Vivienne Mackay-Hope .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2009)
Victoria Ribeck .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2009)
Kate Roberts .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2009)
Elly Salisbury .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2009)
Adam Scott .... researcher (2 episodes, 2009)
Lisa Sibbald .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2009)
Ian Syder .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2009)
Jeff Thomas .... academic consultant: The Open University (2 episodes, 2009)
Rosie Thomas .... researcher (2 episodes, 2009)
Sarah Wade .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2009)
Nikki Waldron .... researcher (2 episodes, 2009)
Emily Winks .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Thanks
Lincoln Brower .... thanks (2 episodes, 2009)
Pompillio Campos Chinchilla .... thanks (2 episodes, 2009)
Akai Chairuddin .... thanks (2 episodes, 2009)
Dany Cleyet-Marrel .... thanks (2 episodes, 2009)
Camila Galheigo Coelho .... thanks (2 episodes, 2009)
Georgette Douwma .... thanks (2 episodes, 2009)
Laura Engleby .... thanks (2 episodes, 2009)
Tim Fogg .... thanks (2 episodes, 2009)
Carol Foster .... thanks (2 episodes, 2009)
Richard Foster .... thanks (2 episodes, 2009)
Daniel Gomez .... thanks (2 episodes, 2009)
Julio Madriz .... thanks (2 episodes, 2009)
Andrew Miners .... thanks (2 episodes, 2009)
Marit Miners .... thanks (2 episodes, 2009)
Sammy Munene .... thanks (2 episodes, 2009)
Pang Quong .... thanks (2 episodes, 2009)
David Rootes .... thanks (2 episodes, 2009)
Norbert Rottcher .... thanks (2 episodes, 2009)
Norbert Wu .... thanks (2 episodes, 2009)
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
473 min (without commercials)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Filming Locations:

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
95 out of 103 people found the following review useful.
Incredible footage that will amaze you more than Planet Earth., 29 November 2009
Author: MrRowBot

Words cannot describe how amazing this documentary is. Watching the series, you will continuously wonder how the camera crew was able to film the events and in such high definition.

When I first watched the 'Planet Earth' series, I thought the production qualities on a documentary of this genre could not be surpassed until I watched 'Life'. Narrated by David Attenborough, 'Life' feels like an improved version of 'Planet Earth' with a focus specifically on how life works. The series shows how complex, beautiful, and harsh life is with absolute clarity.

Most of us live in cities away from wildlife making us forget about the world beyond humans. 'Life' takes us on a journey into nature we never get to see in our normal lives, and for the most part, never knew existed.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (5 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for "Life" (2009)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
The Aye-aye ihategorgonzola
Not about Oprah's Narration nospam92104
Even Better Than Planet Earth MrRowBot
'octopusses?' punkboyeverett
What is that creature in photo 1? royal_blue
Microbes scerevisiaety1
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Before It's Too Late: Hawaii Isles of Extinction Before It's Too Late: Papua New Guinea Land of the Unexpected Earth Before It's Too Late: Whale Shark Gypsy of the Deep An Inconvenient Truth
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Episode guide Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb TV section IMDb Documentary section
IMDb UK section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.

You may add a new episode for this TV series by clicking the 'add episode' button