Life Story

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  • TV-PG
  • 2014
  • 1 Season
  • 9.0  (2,014)

This nature miniseries takes a look at a variety of different animals from the perspective of their life cycles. The series examines how species move from birth to death with a continual focus on the propagation of their lineage. The series debuted on the BBC in 2014.

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Behind the Scenes of Parenthood
12. Behind the Scenes of Parenthood
 
Cameramen endure weeks in the Congo battling heavy vegetation, soaking humidity and swarms of biting insects to film bonobo chimpanzees in the wild.
Behind the Scenes of Courtship
11. Behind the Scenes of Courtship
 
Hoping to document the complex geometric nests made by a pufferfish, the camera crew constructs elaborate rigs for an ad hoc underwater film studio.
Behind the Scenes of Power
10. Behind the Scenes of Power
 
Filmmakers venture into the wild and manage to catch footage of aggressive boxing matches between rival kangaroos vying for dominance.
Behind the Scenes of Home
9. Behind the Scenes of Home
 
The team travels to an isolated island in the tropics to film a group of hermit crabs as they begin swapping the shells they use as homes.
Behind the Scenes of Growing Up
8. Behind the Scenes of Growing Up
 
An underwater film crew faces unique challenges getting footage of a veined octopus building itself armor from fragments of a coconut shell.
Behind the Scenes of First Steps
7. Behind the Scenes of First Steps
 
A camera crew battles boredom and challenging camera angles to film days-old barnacle goslings leaping from their 400-foot-high cliff-side nest.
Parenthood
6. Parenthood
November 27, 2014
With the final challenge of life's journey comes the chance to win nature's only prize - continuing the family line through the next generation. Successfully raising offspring is the next best thing to immortality. But it's far from easy... Some parents must risk their own lives for their offspring.
Courtship
5. Courtship
November 20, 2014
Competition to win a partner has created some of the most extraordinary beauty and life-threatening violence anywhere in nature. Dazzling colors, elaborate dances and powerful weapons are all ways to attract and defend a mate. The stakes could not be higher: without a mate, the journey of life ends here... sometimes literally.
Power
4. Power
November 13, 2014
An individual's life journey interweaves with many others. Those who are successful know when to fight or back down, when to cooperate or to go it alone and how to manipulate and deceive. Power is the ultimate prize: animals will use any means to rise through the ranks and give themselves a chance of winning the game of life.
Home
3. Home
November 6, 2014
To survive, animals need somewhere to live; a place that provides the necessities of life, shelter from the elements and a refuge from enemies. Good homes are rare and competition can be intense - finding a home is one thing, but defending it is quite another.
Growing Up
2. Growing Up
October 30, 2014
On reaching adulthood the moment comes when animals must strike out on their own. Without their parents they must learn to survive in a dangerous world. At this stage of life every small success may mean the difference between life and death.
First Steps
1. First Steps
October 23, 2014
Each and every animal is born with a chance: to survive, thrive and produce their very own next generation. The first hurdle in life is infancy. Vulnerable, naïve but determined, some young animals face their biggest challenges in the first few days of life. How a creature fares at the very beginning is the foundation upon which their future success depends.
Life Story
Life Story

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This nature miniseries takes a look at a variety of different animals from the perspective of their life cycles. The series examines how species move from birth to death with a continual focus on the propagation of their lineage. The series debuted on the BBC in 2014.Life Story is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on October 23, 2014.

Where to Watch Life Story

Life Story is available for streaming on the BBC One website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Life Story on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    October 23, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    9.0  (2,014)