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David Attenborough's Natural History series
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DAVID ATTENBOROUGH'S NATURAL HISTORY
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BBC Television Natural History Unit  Production
 
UK Documentary Series

Written and Narrated by David Attenborough
 
 David Attenborough's Life on Earth  (1979)

1.1: [--] David Attenborough: Life on Earth: The Infinite Variety
16 January 1979

1.2: [--] David Attenborough: Life on Earth: Building Bodies
23 January 1979

1.3: [--] David Attenborough: Life on Earth: The First Forests
30 January 1979

1.4: [--] David Attenborough: Life on Earth: The Swarming Hordes
6 February 1979

1.5: [--] David Attenborough: Life on Earth: The Conquest of the Waters
13 February 1979

1.6: [--] David Attenborough: Life on Earth: Invasion of the Land
20 February 1979

1.7: [--] David Attenborough: Life on Earth: Victors of the Dry Land
27 February 1979

1.8: [--] David Attenborough: Life on Earth: Lords of the Air
6 March 1979

1.9: [--] David Attenborough: Life on Earth: The Rise of the Mammals
13 March 1979

1.10: [--] David Attenborough: Life on Earth: Theme and Variations
20 March 1979

1.11: [--] David Attenborough: Life on Earth: The Hunters and Hunted
27 March 1979

1.12: [--] David Attenborough: Life on Earth: Life in the Trees
3 April 1979

1.13: [--] David Attenborough: Life on Earth: The Compulsive Communicators
10 April 1979

David Attenborough's The Living Planet  (1984)
BBC Television /  Living planet--a portrait of the earth.


1.1 [--] David Attenborough: The Living Planet: The Building of the Earth
19 January 1984

1.2 [--] David Attenborough: The Living Planet: The Frozen World
26 January 1984

1.3 [--] David Attenborough: The Living Planet: The Northern Forests
2 February 1984

1.4 [--] David Attenborough: The Living Planet: Jungle
9 February 1984

1.5 [--] David Attenborough: The Living Planet: SEAS OF GRASS
16 February 1984 BBC1 Thur 8.05-9:00pm

1.6 [--] David Attenborough: The Living Planet: The Baking Deserts
23 February 1984

1.7 [--] David Attenborough: The Living Planet: The Sky Above
1 March 1984
Part 7, The sky above / BBC TV production in association with Time-Life Video ;
executive producer, Richard Brock ; producer, Adrian Warren ; writer, David Attenborough.
Country of production: U.K. ; U.S.
Published/distributed: c1984.
Notes: Credits: Editor, David Barrett;
photography, Martin Saunders, Hugh Maynard; music, Elizabeth Parker.
Summary: Hosted by David Attenborough.
Broadcast on PBS.
Show no. 107.
Copyright notice on videocassette: c1984 by BBC Bristol.

1.8 [--] David Attenborough: The Living Planet: Sweet Fresh Water
8 March 1984

1.9 [--] David Attenborough: The Living Planet: The Margins of the Land
15 March 1984

1.10 [--] David Attenborough: The Living Planet: Worlds Apart
22 March 1984

1.11 [--] David Attenborough: The Living Planet: The Open Ocean
29 March 1984

1.12 [--] David Attenborough: The Living Planet: New Worlds
6 April 1984

David Attenborough's The Trials of Life  (1990)
BBC Television
A Natural History Look of Behaviour
Narrated by David Attenborough
12 episodes x 50 min

1.1 [--] David Attenborough: The Trials of Life: ARRIVING
3 October 1990

1.2 [--] David Attenborough: The Trials of Life: GROWING
10 October 1990

1.3 [--] David Attenborough: The Trials of Life: FINDING FOOD
17 October 1990
The vital quest for food opens up an intiguing world of ploy and
counter-ploy, exploitation and theft.

1.4 [--] David Attenborough: The Trials of Life: HUNTING AND ESCAPING:
24 October 1990
Kill of die. Flee or perish. Life and death duels are fought daily
in the wild. Every trick is used by hunter and hunted, traps,
warnings, deceptions, ambush and camouflage.

1.5 [--] David Attenborough: The Trials of Life: FINDING THE WAY
31 October 1990
The ants make marathon journeys over scorching deserts, and
lobsters march in columns over the seabed to avoid storms.

1.6 [--] David Attenborough: The Trials of Life: HOME MAKING
7 November 1990
Whether building a simple sandy burrow or a massive terrmite city,
the aim of every animal architect, is to keep the elements and
unwanted visitors out.

1.7 [--] David Attenborough: The Trials of Life: LIVING TOGETHER
14 November 1990
For better of worse many animals form surprising partnerships,
but not all relationships are so welcome.

1.8 [--] David Attenborough: The Trials of Life: FIGHTING
21 November 1990
Though aggression is widespread in the animal world, and hooves
and horns can cause severe injury, disputes are often settled
without a blow being struck.

1.9 [--] David Attenborough: The Trials of Life: FERIENDS AND RIVALS
28 November 1990

1.10 [--] David Attenborough: The Trials of Life: TALKING TO STRANGERS
5 December 1990

1.11 [--] David Attenborough: The Trials of Life: COURTING
12 December 1990

1.12 [--] David Attenborough: The Trials of Life: CONTINUING THE LINE
Documentary - "The Making of THE TRIALS OF LIFE"
19 December 1990

David Attenborough's Life in the Freezer (1993)

Season 1, Episode 1: The Bountiful Sea
18 November 1993

Season 1, Episode 2: The Ice Retreats
25 November 1993

Season 1, Episode 3: The Race to Breed
2 December 1993

Season 1, Episode 4: The Door Closes
9 December 1993

Season 1, Episode 5: The Big Freeze
16 December 1993

Season 1, Episode 6: Footsteps in the Snow
23 December 1993
 

David Attenborough's  The Private Life of Plants  (1995)
Tx BBC1 11-Jan-95-15-Feb-95

a co-production of BBC and Turner Original Productions, Inc. ;
executive producers, Mike Salisbury, Pat Mitchell ; producer, Neil Nightingale.
 Host and narrator: David Attenborough.

Six part series looking at the world of Plants.


1.1: [--] David Attenborough: The Private Life of Plants: TRAVELLING (11/01/1995)
11 January 1995

 
1.2 [--] David Attenborough: The Private Life of Plants: GROWING (18/01/1995)
18 January 1995

 
1.3 [--] David Attenborough: The Private Life of Plants: FLOWERING (25/01/1995)
25 January 1995

 
1.4 [--] David Attenborough: The Private Life of Plants: THE SOCIAL STRUGGLE (01/02/1995)
1 February 1995

 
1.5 [--] David Attenborough: The Private Life of Plants: LIVING TOGETHER (08/02/1995)
8 February 1995

 
1.6 [--] David Attenborough: The Private Life of Plants: SURVIVING (15/02/1995)  (final episode)
15 February 1995

 David Attenborough's  The Life of Birds (1998)
 GB/US. BBC, produced in association with PBS.

Tx BBC1 1998/10/21-1998/12/23.   (10 episodes)
Series in which David Attenborough explores the world of birds.

1.1 [--] David Attenborough: The Life of Birds: TO FLY OR NOT TO FLY? (21/10/1998)

1.2 [--] David Attenborough: The Life of Birds: The MASTERY OF FLIGHT (28/10/1998)

1.3 [--] David Attenborough: The Life of Birds: The INSATIABLE APPETITE (04/11/1998)

1.4 [--] David Attenborough: The Life of Birds: MEAT-EATERS (11/11/1998)

 1.5 [--] David Attenborough: The Life of Birds: FISHING FOR A LIVING (18/11/1998)

1.6 [--] David Attenborough: The Life of Birds: SIGNALS AND SONGS (25/11/1998)

1.7 [--] David Attenborough: The Life of Birds: FINDING PARTNERS (02/12/1998)

1.8 [--] David Attenborough: The Life of Birds: The DEMANDS OF THE EGG (09/12/1998)

1.9 [--] David Attenborough: The Life of Birds: The PROBLEMS OF PARENTHOOD (16/12/1998)

1.10 [--] David Attenborough: The Life of Birds: The LIMITS OF ENDURANCE (final episode) (23/12/1998)
 

David Attenborough's  State of the Planet  (2000)  (3 parts)

State of the Planet: 1. Is There A Crisis? (Part 1/5 ...

State of the Planet: 2. Why Is There A Crisis? (Part 1/5 ...

State of the Planet: 3. The Future of Life (Part 1/5 ...

 David Attenborough's  Blue Planet (2001)
BBC
Narrated by David Attenborough

1.1 [--] David Attenborough: Blue Planet: BLUE PLANET (pilot)
12Sep01

 1.2 [--] David Attenborough: Blue Planet: THE DEEP SEA
19Sep01 BBC1 Wed 9:00 pm

 1.3 [--] David Attenborough: Blue Planet: OPEN OCEAN
26Sep01 BBC1 Wed 9:00 pm

 1.4 [--] David Attenborough: Blue Planet: FROZEN SEAS
3Oct01 BBC1 Wed 9:00 pm

 1.5 [--] David Attenborough: Blue Planet: SEASONAL SEAS
10Oct01 BBC1 Wed 9:00 pm

 1.6 [--] David Attenborough: Blue Planet: CORAL SEAS
17Oct01 BBC1 Wed 9:00 pm

 1.7 [--] David Attenborough: Blue Planet: TIDAL SEAS
24Oct01 BBC1 Wed 9:00 pm

 1.8 [--] David Attenborough: Blue Planet: COASTS (last in series)
31Oct01 BBC1 Wed 9:00 pm

 David Attenborough's  The Life of Mammals  (2002-2003)
BBC Television (BBC 1 Wednesdays 9:00pm) (hour long)   (10 episodes)
Narrated by David Attenborough
GB/US. A BBC Natural History Unit/Discovery co-production.
BBC1 tx 2002/11/20-2003/02/05 (Wed)

David Attenborough wildlife series in which he embarks on a quest to find
out why mammals are the world's most successful creatures.

1.1 [--] David Attenborough: The Life of Mammals: A WINNING DESIGN
20Nov02 BBC1 Wed 9:00pm

1.2 [--] David Attenborough: The Life of Mammals: INSECT HUNTERS (27/11/2002)

1.3 [--] David Attenborough: The Life of Mammals: PLANT PREDATORS (04/12/2002)

1.4 [--] David Attenborough: The Life of Mammals: CHISELLERS (11/12/2002)

1.5 [--] David Attenborough: The Life of Mammals: MEAT EATERS (18/12/2002)

1.6 [--] David Attenborough: The Life of Mammals: OPPORTUNISTS (08/01/2003)

1.7 [--] David Attenborough: The Life of Mammals: RETURN TO THE WATER (15/01/2003)

1.8 [--] David Attenborough: The Life of Mammals: LIFE IN THE TREES (22/01/2003)

1.9 [--] David Attenborough: The Life of Mammals: The SOCIAL CLIMBERS (29/01/2003)

1.10 [--] David Attenborough: The Life of Mammals: FOOD FOR THOUGHT (final episode) (05/02/2003)

David Attenborough's  Life in the Undergrowth (2005)
BBC Television (BBC 1 Wednesdays 9:00pm) (5 episodes x 1 hour long)
Narrated by David Attenborough
GB/US. BBC/Animal Planet co-production for BBC One.
BBC1 tx 2005/11/23-2005/12/21 (Wed) [5 x hour]

Natural history series revealing the world of invertebrates.

1.1 [--] David Attenborough: Life in the Undergrowth: INVASION OF THE LAND (23/11/2005)
23Nov05 BBC1 Wed 9:00pm

1.2 [--] David Attenborough: Life in the Undergrowth: TAKING TO THE AIR (30/11/2005)

1.3 [--] David Attenborough: Life in the Undergrowth: THE SILK SPINNERS (07/12/2005)

1.4 [--] David Attenborough: Life in the Undergrowth: INTIMATE RELATIONS (14/12/2005)

1.5 [--] David Attenborough: Life in the Undergrowth: SUPER SOCIETIES (21/12/2005)

 David Attenborough's  Planet Earth  (2006)
BBC Television (BBC 1 Sundays 9:00pm) (5 episodes x 1 hour long)
Narrated by David Attenborough

1.1 [--] David Attenborough: Planet Earth: FROM POLE TO POLE
Season 1, Episode 1: From Pole to Pole
05Mar06 BBC1 Sun

  1.2 [--] David Attenborough: Planet Earth: MOUNTAINS
Season 1, Episode 2: Mountains
18 April 2006

1.3 [--] David Attenborough: Planet Earth: FRESH WATER
Season 1, Episode 3: Freshwater
25 April 2006

 1.4 [--] David Attenborough: Planet Earth: CAVES
Season 1, Episode 4: Caves
2 May 2006

 1.5 [--] David Attenborough: Planet Earth: DESERTS
Season 1, Episode 5: Deserts
9 May 2006

 David Attenborough's Charles Darwin: The Tree of Life  (2009)

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LIFE (2009)
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