Life in the Undergrowth

Supersocieties

Series 1 - Episode 5 Supersocieties

Friday 2pm - 3pm Eden
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Friday, 11pm - 12am Eden
Sat 30 Jun, 4:40am - 5:30am Eden
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Summary

David Attenborough explores how insects compensate for their small size by banding together in vast numbers. He reveals that the operations of many of these societies are so finely tuned they appear to work as a single entity. Footage shows how African termite mounds act as huge ventilation systems of such sophistication that humans are only now beginning to unravel the mechanics of the structure.

Cast & Crew

Presenter David Attenborough
Producer Stephen Dunleavy
Series Producer Mike Salisbury
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