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Attenborough's Life in Colour
2x60 min for BBC One and 3x50 min for Netflix (2021)
The natural world is full of colours that we tend to take for granted. In this series, David Attenborough travels in person from the rainforests of Costa Rica to the snowy Scottish Highlands to reveal the extraordinary ways that animals use colour. The peacock’s magnificent tail evolved to impress the peahens, while the poison dart frog’s brilliant colours warn of its deadly toxin, and the Bengal tiger’s orange-black stripes help it to hide from its prey in a surprising way.
New camera technologies - some developed especially for this series - allow us to see colours usually invisible to our eyes. From the UV signals on a butterfly’s wings and facial markings on a damselfish, to the strange polarisation patterns sported by the peacock mantis shrimp, David Attenborough reveals a hidden world of colour. This series gives a first glimpse of a world that has been hidden from our eyes until now.
So, what happens to animals when their world changes colour? We witness the way colour is changing in a warming world and learn of the effect this is having on animals - and how some are coping in surprising ways and that colour can be part of the fight to survive. From the bold and brilliant, to the deceptive and bizarre, Attenborough’s Life in Colour is a visual feast that will surprise, enchant and dazzle the senses.
Attenborough and the Giant Elephant
1x60 min Special for BBC One and CBC (2017)
David Attenborough investigates the remarkable life and death of Jumbo the elephant – a celebrity animal superstar whose story is said to have inspired the movie Dumbo.
Attenborough joins a team of scientists and conservationists to unravel the complex and mysterious story of this large African elephant - an elephant many believed to be the biggest in the world.
With unique access to Jumbo’s skeleton at the American Museum of Natural History, the team work together to separate myth from reality. How big was Jumbo really? How was he treated in captivity? And how did he die? Jumbo’s bones offer vital clues.
David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities
Four series for UKTV, BBC Worldwide & BBC Two (2013-2018)
Taking a fresh look at the natural world by exploring extraordinary animals with amazing life histories, the eminent naturalist and broadcaster reveals new science and uncovers the myths and misunderstandings that surround these creatures.
Filmed on location across the UK and Europe, Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities has become a highly acclaimed addition to Sir David’s body of work. Mixing history, science and nature, each episode is self-contained and pairs two very different animals from around the world.
1x50 min for Terra Mater Factual Studios, Smithsonian Channel & Arte (2018)
Filthy? Greedy? Lazy? Think again.
Pigs are smart, have acute senses and thrive everywhere from frozen Siberia to the turquoise waters of the Bahamas. Amazing Pigs takes us on a fun, fascinating journey around the world to reveal the secrets of their success. You’ll never look at pigs the same way again.
Tasmania: Weird and Wonderful
1x50 min for Terra Mater Factual Studios and BBC Two (2018)
Tasmania lies at the southern tip of the Australian continent. It is a vast island wilderness of ancient forests and pristine rivers, surrounded by spectacular coastline.
Its animal inhabitants are every bit as extraordinary as they are bizarre: a cast of black devils, white wallabies, miniature penguins and giant trees. With Antarctica the next landfall south, their lives are governed by the cool climate and strong seasonal calendar.
Tasmania may be part of Australia, but life here is very different indeed.
1x50 min for Terra Mater Factual Studios (2015)
Raucous, colourful and often thousands of miles from their natural home, parrots are conquering cities around the world. They are also one of the most endangered families of birds.
This beautiful and entertaining film considers how and why parrots are thriving in human habitats while at the same time struggling in the wild.
The Real Dingo
1x50 min for Terra Mater Factual Studios (2013)
Say hello to the most controversial dog on the planet. Not even the big bad wolf can touch the dingo when it comes to fear and hatred. It is after-all the ‘baby killer’ - loathed by millions of Australians.
But is our perception of dingoes the right one? Dingo expert Brad Purcell sets out to redefine our understanding of dingoes by taking us up close to his research packs in Australia’s Blue Mountains.
Walrus: Two Tonne Tusker
1x60 min For BBC Two and Animal Planet (2013)
The Walrus is an animal like no other- unique in looks and biology. Males and females spend half the year apart, separated by a vast sea. When they do meet it is to mate but this occurs during the pitch-black polar winter. Marine biologist Holley Muraco heads into the wild to discover what makes them tick and gain a better understanding of their secret lives.
She hopes her findings will have practical applications for her walruses at Six Flags Park by helping them achieve something that rarely happens in captivity – the successful birth of a baby walrus.
Komodo: The Dragon’s Bite
1x60 min For BBC Two and Animal Planet (2011)
The Komodo dragon was discovered one hundred years ago yet the true nature of the biggest lizard in the world is only just being discovered. Australian biologist Bryan Fry is a man on a mission to prove that some of our
long-held views about the dragon are wrong. Using hi-tech tools to take a fresh look at this prehistoric beast he discovers there is a lot more to the dragon’s bite than meets the eye.