Life in the Undergrowth

October 2018
1:00:00

Supersocieties (S1E5)

3.0 2 x
David Attenborough explores the fascinating world of the invertebrates. A look at life in an African termite mound, and a vast and complex bumblebee colony.
1:00:00

Intimate Relations (S1E4)

4.0 2 x
David Attenborough presents another insight into nature's little wonders. Ever since they came onto land, creatures of the undergrowth have been forming alliances.
1:00:00

The Silk Spinners (S1E3)

4.0 2 x
Sir David Attenborough reveals more of the wonders of nature. Silk is the secret weapon of the undergrowth. Many creatures use it in an amazing variety of ways.
1:00:00

Taking to the Air (S1E2)

4.0 2 x
David Attenborough reveals more wonders of nature. The story of the winged insects, Earth's first flyers. Ultra-slow motion cameras reveal incredible flight skills.
November 2014
1:00:00

5. Supersocieties

Expired 3.0 14 x
It is easy to be dismissive of invertebrates because they often pass us by unnoticed due to their small size. Yet some invertebrates have overcome the limitation of their small size by banding together in huge numbers. Many of these societies are so finely tuned in the way they operate that it is as if they were a single b...
1:00:00

4. Intimate Relations

Expired 3.0 14 x
Ever since they came onto land, the tiny creatures of the undergrowth have been forming alliances and partnerships with each other and with plants.
58:00

3. The Silk Spinners

Expired 3.0 15 x
David Attenborough looks at silk, the secret weapon of the undergrowth, with many insects using it in an amazing variety of ways. Spiders are the ultimate silk spinners though, catching their prey by throwing silken nets and 'bungee jumping' on ropes of silk. Wolf spiders spin delicate capsules to carry their eggs, male sp...
59:00

2. Taking to the Air

Expired 3.0 13 x
David Attenborough tells the story of the winged insects that were the first creatures to take to the air.
1:00:00

1. Invasion of the Land

Expired 3.0 14 x
Prepare to march alongside millipedes, abseil with leopard slugs, squirm with giant two-metre-long worms and dance with creatures smaller than a full stop, as David Attenborough reveals how animals first left the seas to colonise the land over 400 million years ago.
May 2013

5. Supersocieties

3.0 16 x
Revealing how small insects can accomplish great things by working in amazing partnerships
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