Rise Of Animals : Triumph Of The Vertebrates

David Attenborough journeys deep into our own history and reveals how vertebrates came to dominate the planet.


David Attenborough embarks on an epic 500 million year journey to unravel the incredible rise of the vertebrates. He presents explosive new fossil evidence from a region he’s long dreamt of exploring – the frontier of modern paleontological research: China. The evolution of animals with backbones is one of the greatest stories in natural history. Brand new discoveries of fossils – ancient and living – combined with stunning CGI and cinematography enable David to tell this fascinating story and reveal that humans are the heirs to a magnificent evolutionary heritage.

Episode titles: From the Seas to the Skies and Dawn of the Mammals.


2 x 50 mins


Science, Nature, Attenborough, Series


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