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"Life" Hunters and Hunted (2009)

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Life: Season 1: Episode 7 -- Mammals' ability to learn new tricks is the key to survival in the knife-edge world of hunters and hunted. In a TV first, a killer whale off the Falklands sneaks into a pool where elephant seal pups learn to swim and snatches them, saving itself the trouble of hunting in the open sea. Young ibex soon learn the only way to escape a fox is to run up an almost vertical cliff face.


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Original Air Date:
23 November 2009 (Season 1, Episode 7)
The struggle of life is often based on 'eat (and/)or be eaten'. Therefore evolutionary success is largely... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

David Attenborough ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adam Chapman ... Himself
Michael Pitts ... Himself

Oprah Winfrey ... Herself - Narrator (U.S. Broadcast)

Episode Crew
Produced by
Adam Chapman .... producer
Tom Clarke .... assistant producer
Tom Clarke .... producer: Life on Location
Michael Gunton .... executive producer
Martha Holmes .... series producer
Catherine McCarthy .... executive producer: The Open University
Paul Spillenger .... producer: Discovery Channel
Kera Rennert .... producer: promo (uncredited)
Original Music by
The Band for Life 
George Fenton 
Richard Fiocca (U.S. version)
Film Editing by
David Pearce  (as Dave Pearce)
Production Management
Lisanne O'Keefe .... production manager
Barbara Wetheridge .... assistant production manager
Art Department
Burrell Durrant Hifle .... graphic designer
Sound Department
Tim Owens .... sound editor
Graham Wild .... dubbing mixer
Ben Jones .... foley artist (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
John Aitchison .... photographer
Stephen de Vere .... photographer
Tom Fitz .... photographer
Kevin Flay .... photographer
Simon King .... photographer
David Manton .... photographer (as Dave Manton)
Hugh Maynard .... photographer
Jamie McPherson .... photographer
Steve Phillipps .... photographer
Michael Pitts .... photographer
Warwick Sloss .... photographer
Gavin Thurston .... photographer
Simon Werry .... photographer
Mark Yates .... photographer
Sam Wayman .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Tim Bolt .... on-line editor
Andrew Chastney .... editor: Life on Location
Luke Rainey .... colorist
Robert Wilcox .... edit assistant
Music Department
Stefan Behrisch .... orchestrator (uncredited)
John Jennings Boyd .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Gary Chester .... score mixer (uncredited)
Gary Chester .... scoring engineer (uncredited)
The Filmharmonic Orchestra Prague .... orchestra (uncredited)
Richard Fiocca .... conductor (uncredited)
Richard Fiocca .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Scott Freiman .... music mixing engineer (uncredited)
Eric V. Hachikian .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Eric V. Hachikian .... music supervisor (uncredited)
Eric V. Hachikian .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Tom Howe .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Tom Howe .... musician (uncredited)
Ronen Landa .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Ronen Landa .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Greg Pliska .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Greg Pliska .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Steve Price .... music engineer/mixer (uncredited)
Petr Pycha .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
Mike Raznick .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Max Surla .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Isobel Waller-Bridge .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Chris Golding .... production executive: Discovery Channel
Emma Napper .... researcher
David Robinson .... academic consultant: The Open University
Janet Sumner .... academic consultant: The Open University
Jeff Thomas .... academic consultant: The Open University
Emily Winks .... production coordinator
Bridget Appleby .... thanks
Kevin Campbell .... thanks
Kenneth Catania .... thanks
Barbara Clucas .... thanks
Stephen Dunleavy .... thanks
Laura Engleby .... thanks
Carol Foster .... thanks
Richard Foster .... thanks
Clint Hlebechuk .... thanks
Simyra Hlebechuk .... thanks
Jonathan Keeling .... thanks (as John Keeling)
Gil Malamud .... thanks
Sammy Munene .... thanks
Don Owings .... thanks
Digpal Singh .... thanks


Additional Details

61 min | 43 min (without commercials)
Aspect Ratio:
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Tastefully Done (No Pun Intended), 28 June 2010
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

Frankly, I was expecting a gruesome episode with lions and tigers and such chasing down animals and eating them, but there was very little of that. Mostly we, the viewers, were spared the horrible part of the animal existence of predator and prey.

What seemed a little odd was that a good chunk of the footage shown here, I believe, was shown elsewhere (as in other episodes). In other words, I've seen three cheetahs going after an ostrich, the Brown Bears catching salmon, the baby Ibex eluding a wolf, and another segment or two. Whatever, there was still enough new and fascinating material here to make this another very interesting episode. In fact, the closeup and slow-motion photography in here is about as good as it gets in any of the episodes, particularly the closeups.

You see some incredible sights in this edition of "Life," such as a bulldog bat, cute little stoats, Bottlenose dolphins and the oddest of all: a star-nose mole, who hunts for food both on land and underwater. For sheer drama, the story of one particular Orca whale is amazing and one you won't forget.

This episodes keeps things moving a very brisk pace.

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