Show Synopsis

From the moment they are born, every animal on the planet begins the same great and perilous journey – life. Like us, animals have to overcome both the struggle to reach adulthood and the unpredictable challenges thrown at them by their environment, their enemies and even their own families. Told from the perspective of individual animals, this captivating series follows the journey from birth to parenthood. Each episode focuses on one stage of life starting with those crucial first few days and moving through the challenges of the grown up world – from power struggles to the search for a suitable mate – and finally parenthood where survival of their own offspring, their legacy, becomes life’s purpose. Every day these animals face triumph, tragedy, humour and joy. Life Story brings their experience to the screens in minute detail, showcasing their strength and fascinating ingenuity and bringing the drama and tension of the natural world to life.

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Life Story - Wildlife Filmmaker

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Episode 1, Series 1

Sunday June 27 at 5:55pm

First Steps

Episode 1 | Series 1

An animal's first steps are the foundation upon which their future success depends.

Episode 2, Series 1

Sunday June 27 at 7:05pm

Growing Up

Episode 2 | Series 1

On reaching adulthood animals strike out on their own to find their place in the world.

Episode 3, Series 1

Sunday June 27 at 8:15pm


Episode 3 | Series 1

To survive, animals need somewhere to live. But finding and defending a home comes first.

Episode 4, Series 1

Sunday June 27 at 9:25pm


Episode 4 | Series 1

To gain power an animal must find a way to rise through the ranks of its society.

Episode 5, Series 1

Sunday June 27 at 10:35pm


Episode 5 | Series 1

It's time to win a mate and the stakes could not be higher.

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