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Life - Primates


Primates are just like humans - intelligent, quarrelsome, family-centred. Huge armies of Hamadryas baboons, 400 strong, battle on the plains of Ethiopia to steal females and settle old scores. Japanese macaques in Japan beat the cold by lounging in thermal springs, but only if they come from the right family. An orang-utan baby fails in its struggle to make an umbrella out of leaves to keep off the rain. Young capuchins can't quite get the hang of smashing nuts with a large rock, a technique their parents have perfected. Chimpanzees, humans' closest relatives, have created an entire tool kit to get their food.

Broadcasts

  • 2009-12-14 21:00:00 - 2009-12-14 22:00:00 on BBC One Wales, BBC One Scotland, BBC One East Yorkshire, BBC One Channel Islands, BBC One Cambridge, BBC One South East, BBC One Oxford, BBC One Yorkshire, BBC One North East, BBC One North West, BBC One East, BBC One East Midlands, BBC One West Midlands, BBC One London, BBC One South, BBC One South West, BBC One West,
  • 2009-12-14 22:35:00 - 2009-12-14 23:35:00 on BBC One Northern Ireland,
  • 2009-12-20 17:40:00 - 2009-12-20 18:30:00 on BBC One Northern Ireland, BBC One Scotland, BBC One East Yorkshire, BBC One Channel Islands, BBC One Cambridge, BBC One South East, BBC One Oxford, BBC One Yorkshire, BBC One North East, BBC One North West, BBC One West, BBC One South West, BBC One South, BBC One London, BBC One West Midlands, BBC One East Midlands, BBC One East,
  • 2009-12-22 02:10:00 - 2009-12-22 03:10:00 on BBC One North West, BBC One North East, BBC One Yorkshire, BBC One Oxford, BBC One South East, BBC One Cambridge, BBC One Channel Islands, BBC One East Yorkshire, BBC One Northern Ireland, BBC One East, BBC One East Midlands, BBC One West, BBC One South West, BBC One South, BBC One London, BBC One West Midlands, BBC One Wales,

Credits

  • Narrator David Attenborough
  • Executive Producer Michael Gunton
  • Producer Martha Holmes
  • Producer Patrick Morris
  • Narrator David Attenborough
  • Executive Producer Michael Gunton
  • Producer Patrick Morris
  • Narrator David Attenborough
  • Executive Producer Michael Gunton
  • Producer Patrick Morris