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David Attenborough's First Life

David Attenborough's First Life is a two-part BBC documentary series presented by David Attenborough, looking at the origin of life on Earth. In the first part of the series, travelling to the fog bound coastline of Newfoundland and the Australian outback, David Attenborough unearths the earliest forms of animal life to exist on Earth. In the second part, travelling from there to North Africa, the rainforests of Australia and the east coast of Scotland, he discovers how animals evolved to conquer not only the oceans but also the land and air.

Episode 1 - Arrival
Attenborough's journey begins in a forest near his childhood home in Leicester, where a fossil discovery transformed our understanding of the evolution of complex life. Travelling to the fog bound coastline of Newfoundland and the Australian outback, Attenborough unearths the earliest forms of animal life to exist on Earth.

Episode 2 - Conquest
Attenborough's journey continues in Canada's Rocky Mountains, where fossils document an explosion in animal diversity never seen before or since. Travelling from there to North Africa, the rainforests of Australia and the east coast of Scotland, Attenborough discovers how animals evolved to conquer not only the oceans but also the land and air.


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