2 discs, runtime: 4 h 49 min, rating: E
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The epic story of cold-blooded life, from golden frogs to seasnakes and from armadillo lizards to giant tortoises, completes Sir David Attenborough's magnificent overview of life on the planet.
Amphibians and reptiles ruled the world for nearly 200 million years and today there are well over 14,000 species. Ranging from some of the largest, most deadly creatures on Earth to the smallest and strangest, these are some of the most fascinating, and dramatic animals on the planet.
As Life in Cold Blood progresses, it reveals the amazing parental and breeding behaviour of amphibians, looks at the supreme adaptability of the lizards, features incredible footage of hunting snakes and explores the fascinating world of the crocodile, turtle and other armoured reptiles.
With breathtaking footage and amazing action photography that proves the cold-blooded world is as passionate, dramatic and bizarre as any on Earth, this definitive series reveals the secrets of the most successful creatures ever to walk - or crawl - on land.
Subtitles: English for the Hard of Hearing
Special Feature: "Making of" Featurettes
Its been fascinating, brilliant, absolutely stunning, as you'd expect Sam Wollaston, the guardian
"As with all BBC wildlife epics, this 5-part film is sumptuously filmed" Olly Grant, The Telegraph
"It is effortless, intriguing and utterly sublime: TV that entertains & educates with painless ease." The Observer
Programme 1 - The Cold Blooded Truth
Programme 2 - Invaders Of The Land
Programme 3 - Dragons Of The Dry
Programme 4 - Sophisticated Serpents
Programme 5 - Armoured Giants
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Sir David Attenborough is Britain's best-known natural history film-maker. His career as a naturalist and broadcaster has spanned nearly five decades and there are very few places on the globe that he has not visited. Sir David's first job - after Cambridge University and two years in the Royal Navy - was at the London publishing house Hodder & Stoughton. Then in 1952 he joined the BBC as a trainee producer and it was while working on the Zoo Quest series (1954-64) that he had his first opportunity to undertake expeditions to remote parts of the globe to capture intimate footage of rare wildlife in its natural habitat. He was Controller of BBC2 (1965-68), during which time he introduced colour television to Britain, then Director of Programmes for the BBC (1969-1972). However in 1973 he abandoned administration altogether to return to documentary-making and writing. Over the last 25 years he has established himself as the world's leading natural history programme maker with several landmark BBC series, including Life on Earth (1979), The Living Planet (1984), The Trials of Life (1990), The Private Life of Plants (1995), Life of Birds (1998), Life of Mammals (2002) and Life in the Undergrowth (2005). Sir David is a Trustee of the British Museum and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; an Honorary Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge; a Fellow of the Royal Society and was knighted in 1985.