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David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities

  • 2013
  • Season 1
  • 5 episodes
  • Nature

Summary

Sir David Attenborough examines the mysteries behind some of nature's most fascinating creatures and plants.

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Episode 1: Stretched to the Limit

Summary

David Attenborough explores nature's evolutionary anomalies and examines two creatures whose stretched features have given them an edge in the natural world. The chameleon has an extra-long tongue that helps it catch prey and the giraffe's neck is so long it is easily able to reach the tops of trees for food.

Review

Courses on effective communication should hold up Sir David Attenborough as a beacon of clarity. In this bite-sized natural-history programme, he quickly demystifies the complex mechanics of a giraffe’s neck and a chameleon’s preying technique. And yet he still manages to preserve a sense of wonder — the chameleon’s miraculous tongue launch is the sort of thing Nasa should be studying.

Attenborough turns away from the kind of widescreen wildlife that often sweeps across our screens and adopts a more zoomed-in approach. As you’d expect, it’s exemplary broadcasting.

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Credits

Cast

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PresenterDavid Attenborough

Crew

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DirectorHilary Jeffkins
DirectorStephen Dunleavy
Executive producerStephen Dunleavy
ProducerHilary Jeffkins
ProducerStephen Dunleavy

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  • Episode 1

    Stretched to the Limit

    - , Eden

    Summary

    David Attenborough explores nature's evolutionary anomalies and examines two creatures whose stretched features have given them an edge in the natural world. The chameleon has an extra-long tongue that helps it catch prey and the giraffe's neck is so long it is easily able to reach the tops of trees for food.

    Review

    Courses on effective communication should hold up Sir David Attenborough as a beacon of clarity. In this bite-sized natural-history programme, he quickly demystifies the complex mechanics of a giraffe’s neck and a chameleon’s preying technique. And yet he still manages to preserve a sense of wonder — the chameleon’s miraculous tongue launch is the sort of thing Nasa should be studying.

    Attenborough turns away from the kind of widescreen wildlife that often sweeps across our screens and adopts a more zoomed-in approach. As you’d expect, it’s exemplary broadcasting.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    channeltimestatus

    Eden

    Eden
    -

    Eden

    Eden
    -

    Eden

    Eden
    -

    Eden

    Eden
    -

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour | HD | SUB | WIDE | AD

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterDavid Attenborough

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorHilary Jeffkins
    DirectorStephen Dunleavy
    Executive producerStephen Dunleavy
    ProducerHilary Jeffkins
    ProducerStephen Dunleavy
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