David Attenborough goes back in time to investigate the origins of life.
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David Attenborough embarks on a remarkable 500 million-year journey revealing the extraordinary group of animals that dominate our world, and how their evolution defines our human bodies.

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

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Kingdom of Plants 3D (TV Series 2012)
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3D technology reveals a whole new dimension in the lives of plants, from the most bizarre to the most beautiful. In this sensational series, shot over the course of a year, David ... See full summary »

Stars: David Attenborough, Tim Cragg, Anthony Geffen
State of the Planet (TV Series 2000)
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David Attenborough investigates the latest scientific research to discover whether or not there is a global environmental crisis, and, if so, what solutions there are to it.

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Madagascar (TV Mini-Series 2011)
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Over 80% of Madagascar's animals and plants are found nowhere else on Earth. Discover what made Madagascar so different from the rest of the world, and how evolution ran wild there.

Stars: David Attenborough, John Brown, Rainer Dolch
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A documentary about evolution.

Stars: David Attenborough
Galapagos 3D (TV Series 2013)
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Filmed in one of the most extreme and hard-to-reach locations in the world, 'Galapagos' explores the unique environments and species of the Galapagos. It will take viewers on a voyage to ... See full summary »

Stars: David Attenborough, Simon De Glanville, Anthony Geffen
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WHILE DINOSAURS WALKED THE EARTH, MONSTERS RULED THE SKIES...

For thousands of years, humans have believed that there were once flying monsters. But did they really exist beyond our ...

Director: Matthew Dyas
Stars: David Attenborough, Douglas A. Lawson
Micro Monsters 3D (TV Series 2013)
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David Attenborough uses the latest 3D technology to bring to life the extreme and deadly unseen world of bugs.

Stars: David Attenborough, Alan Henderson
Lost Worlds, Vanished Lives (TV Series 1989)
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David Attenborough's comprehensive study of fossils, which give many clues to how life existed on pre-historic Earth.

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Life in the Undergrowth (TV Mini-Series 2005)
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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.

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David Attenborough revisits the Great Barrier Reef after nearly 60 years. His visit takes him from the most exposed part of the reef as well as down to 300m below the surface discovering corals never seen before.

Stars: David Attenborough
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A whole new perspective
3 November 2014 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

The question "How did life first come to be?" gets a lot of attention in media. What we fail to understand is that for the vast majority of time that life has existed, more than 3.5 billion years, it has been exclusively single-celled organisms. Only in the last half billion years have multi-cellular creatures such as plants and animals existed.

This documentary focuses on these themes: how, approximately half a billion years ago, the first complex organisms came to be and how these organisms quickly evolved to later become all macroscopic life forms such as plants, insects and dinosaurs.

What else can I say? It is written and narrated by Sir David Attenborough: that should be all you need to know. This series opened my eyes to the fascinating period in time called the Cambrian explosion, and made it clear how far life has come in a comparatively short time. It is one of my favourite documentaries of all time, and I highly recommend it.


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