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Greenlit: Life, BBC1/Discovery

Life (10×60′) –  Our planet may be home to more than 30 million different animals and plants. And every single one is locked in its own life-long fight for survival. Life uncovers some extraordinary strategies they’ve developed to stay alive and to breed. Narrated by David Attenborough  (and Oprah Winfrey on Discovery Channel) and using state-of-the-art filming techniques, it’s  about extreme behaviour. It’s survival of the fittest in their battle against daily life or death challenges.

Mind-blowing behaviour captured for TV for the first time includes cheetahs working together to bring down prey twice their size; the courtship battle, known as the heat run, of the humpback whale; a huge number of enormous Humboldt squid joining forces for night-time hunting; and the legendary, fearsome Komodo dragons bringing down their buffalo prey.

Four years in the making, Life is full of surprises, drama and spectacle. There are strange creatures such as the star-nosed mole, the stalk-eyed fly and the weedy sea dragon.

There are epic spectacles including millions of fruit bats darkening the Zambian sky, dozens of polar bears feasting on a whale, and a billion butterflies cloaking a forest in Mexico.

The series music is specially created by award-winning composer George Fenton (Plant Earth, Blue Planet)

Channel: BBC1 / BBC HD (BBC/Discovery/Skai/Open University co-production in association with RTI Spa)

TX: Autumn 2009 / March 21st 2010 on Discovery Channel

Source: BBC Press Office /Cynopsis


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