Every David Attenborough Show

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Sir David Attenborough has been working as a narrator, presenter, producer, and writer for nature documentaries for over 80 years. Though this article only focuses on his shows available to stream, he has worked on 46 other movies. Throughout his illustrious career, Attenborough has always strived to keep the focus on nature herself. Here is a list of every David Attenborough Show:

 

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Zoo Quest (1954 – 1961)

black and white preview photo of David Attenborough's show "Zoo Quest"

Number of Episodes: 42
Episode Length: 30 minutes
IMDB: 7.6/10
Where To Watch: Discovery +

David Attenborough explores various remote habitats around the globe in search of various rare and endangered animals.

Zambezi (1965)

David Attenborough at the Zambezi River
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Number of Episodes: 3
Episode Length: 50 minutes
IMDB: N/A
Where To Watch: www.BBC.co.uk

David Attenborough follows the Zambezi from its source to the Indian Ocean.

 

The Miracle Of Bali (1969)

David Attenborough "The Miracle of Bali"

Number of Episodes: 3
Episode Length: 50 minutes
IMDB: 6.9/10
Where To Watch: www.BBC.co.uk

Three-part documentary series about the culture of Bali. The first episode provides a general introduction to Bali,  the second covers the animistic rituals and festivals of Bali and the third looks at music.

 

Royal Institution Christmas Lectures (1973)

Number of Episodes: 6
Episode Length: 60 minutes
IMDB: N/A
Where To Watch: www.rigb.org

The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures are annual lectures by the Royal Institution presenting scientific subjects to the general public in an entertaining manner. In the clip above, Sir David Attenborough looks back almost four decades to the week in 1973 when he took up the mantle of Royal Institution Christmas Lecturer.

 

Fabulous Animals (1975)

Fabulous Animals with David Attenborough written by Molly Cox

Number of Episodes: 6
Episode Length: 25 minutes
IMDB: N/A
Where To Watch: Amazon Prime

David Attenborough discovers the truth behind mythical beasts and creatures in this classic series for children. It has also been adapted into a book written by Molly Cox.

 

The Tribal Eye (1975)

Cover for "The Tribal Eye" with David Attenborough

Number of Episodes: 7
Episode Length: 50 minutes
IMDB: 8/10
Where To Watch: www.BBC.co.uk

Fascinating series of documentaries about tribes and the artifacts that they create as part of their beliefs. Attenborough also explores several other tribes and their artwork including traditional Inuit walrus-tusk tools. Attenborough concludes by looking at the commercialization of tribal art, interviewing collectors, and exploring how tribal sculpture has changed.

 

Wildlife On One (1977 – 2005)

Number of Episodes: 253
Episode Length: 30 minutes
IMDB: 8.3/10
Where To Watch: www.BBC.co.uk

Narrated by David Attenborough, “Wildlife on One” is the British Broadcasting Corporation’s long-running, flagship nature documentary series.

 

Life On Earth (1979)

"Life on Earth" with David Attenborough complete series cover

Number of Episodes: 13
Episode Length: 55 minutes
IMDB: 9.1/10
Where To Watch: www.BBC.co.uk

David Attenborough’s groundbreaking study of the evolution of life on our planet.

 

The Living Planet (1984)

"The Living Planet" with David Attenborough complete series cover

Number of Episodes: 12
Episode Length: 55 minutes
IMDB: 9/10
Where To Watch: Amazon Prime, www.BBC.co.uk

David Attenborough discusses the biomass and life in a variety of eco-systems spanning many of the environments found on Earth from tropical to polar.

 

The First Eden (1987)

"The First Eden" with David Attenborough complete series cover

Number of Episodes: 4
Episode Length: 60 minutes
IMDB: 7.8/10
Where To Watch: Amazon Prime, www.BBC.co.uk

Sir David Attenborough reviews the history of mankind’s relationship with the natural world in the lands around the Mediterranean.

 

Lost Worlds, Vanished Lives (1989)

"Lost Wolds, Vanished Lives" with David Attenborough complete series cover

Number of Episodes: 4
Episode Length: 40 minutes
IMDB: 8.4/10
Where To Watch: Amazon Prime, www.BBC.co.uk

David Attenborough’s comprehensive study of fossils gives many clues to how life existed on pre-historic Earth.

 

The Trials Of Life (1990)

"Trials of Life" with David Attenborough complete series cover

Number of Episodes: 12
Episode Length: 50 minutes
IMDB: 8.9/10
Where To Watch: www.BBC.co.uk, iTunes

Each of the twelve 50-minute episodes features a different aspect of the journey through life, from birth to adulthood, and the continuation of the species through reproduction.

 

Life In The Freezer (1993)

"Life in the Freezer" with David Attenborough complete series cover

Number of Episodes: 6
Episode Length: 30 minutes
IMDB: 8.6/10
Where To Watch: Amazon Prime, www.BBC.co.uk, Vudu

Series exploring the natural history of Antarctica.

 

The Private Life Of Plants (1995)

"The Private Life of Plants" with David Attenborough complete series cover

Number of Episodes: 6
Episode Length: 50 minutes
IMDB: 9/10
Where To Watch: www.BBC.co.uk, Amazon Prime

Winners And Losers (1996)

Number of Episodes: 2
Episode Length: 45 minutes
IMDB: N/A
Where To Watch: Amazon Prime

A look at how the subjects of early wildlife filmmaker Eugene Schumacher’s 1960s documentary The Rare Ones have fared in the intervening years

 

The Life Of Birds (1998)

"The Life of Birds" with David Attenborough complete series cover

Number of Episodes: 10
Episode Length: 50 minutes
IMDB: 8.9/10
Where To Watch: iTunes, Amazon Prime, Vudu

David Attenborough’s comprehensive and richly detailed study of birds examines the variety of different species and their ways of life.

 

The Blue Planet (2001)

"The Blue Planet" with David Attenborough

Number of Episodes: 8
Episode Length: 50 minutes
IMDB: 9/10
Where To Watch: Amazon Prime, www.BBC.co.uk, www.bbcamerica.com, Discovery+

Mammoth series, five years in the making, takes a look at the rich tapestry of life in the world’s oceans.

 

The Life Of Mammals (2002)

"The Life of Mammals" with David Attenborough complete series cover.

Number of Episodes: 10
Episode Length: 50 minutes
IMDB: 9.1/10
Where To Watch: Amazon Prime, www.BBC.co.uk

David Attenborough’s comprehensive study of how a remarkable group of animals evolved – a group that includes ourselves.

 

Animal Crime Scene (2005)

"Animal Crime Scene" with David Attenborough

Number of Episodes: 5
Episode Length: 60 minutes
IMDB: N/A
Where To Watch: www.BBC.co.uk

David Attenborough narrates a murder mystery series with a twist – forensic science techniques are used to find out who or what killed an animal.

 

Life In The Undergrowth (2005)

"Life in the Undergrowth" with David Attenborough

Number of Episodes: 5
Episode Length: 50 minutes
IMDB: 9/10
Where To Watch: iTunes, Amazon Prime

David Attenborough’s ground-breaking exploration of a group of organisms that are vast in number, yet often too small to be noticed: the invertebrates.

 

Planet Earth (2006 – 2010)

"Planet Earth" with David Attenborough

Number of Episodes: 11
Episode Length: 50 minutes
IMDB: 9.4/10
Where To Watch: Discovery+, Amazon Prime

Each 50-minute episode features a global overview of a different biome or habitat on Earth (Polar, Mountain, Cave, Desert, Plains, Fresh Water, Seas, Ocean, Forest), followed by a ten-minute featurette that takes a behind-the-scenes look at the challenges of filming the episode.

 

Life In Cold Blood (2008)

"Life in Cold Blood" with David Attenborough

Number of Episodes: 5
Episode Length: 50 minutes
IMDB: 9/10
Where To Watch: iTunes

Life in Cold Blood is Attenborough’slast major series and also represents the final study in his ‘Life’ series, which comprises 79 programs. In a 2008 interview, he stated, “The evolutionary history is finished. The endeavor is complete.”

 

Tiger: Spy In The Jungle (2008)

"Tiger: Spy in the Jungle" with David Attenborough

Number of Episodes: 3
Episode Length: 60 minutes
IMDB: 8.4/10
Where To Watch: Discovery+, www.BBC.co.uk

David Attenborough narrates the lives of four growing tiger cubs using footage collected by hidden-camera-carrying elephants. Over two years, the elephants help capture the most intimate portrayal of tigers ever filmed.

 

Nature’s Great Events (2009)

Number of Episodes: 6
Episode Length: 50 minutes
IMDB: 9/10
Where To Watch: Discovery+, iTunes, Vudu, Amazon Prime

This exploration of the planet’s most breathtaking natural events follows vast migrations, huge ocean convergences, powerful weather systems, and mighty floods.

 

Life (2009)

"Life" with David Attenborough

Number of Episodes: 10
Episode Length: 50 minutes
IMDB: 9.1/10
Where To Watch: Discovery+, fuboTV

This enthralling BBC series examines “the lengths living beings go to to stay alive,” as cameras travel though the air, under the water, and right into the faces of insects, like the alien visage of the stalk-eyed fly.

 

David Attenborough’s First Life (2010)

Number of Episodes: 2
Episode Length: 60 minutes
IMDB: 8.4/10
Where To Watch: Amazon Prime, www.BBC.co.uk

David Attenborough goes back in time to investigate the origins of life.

 

Madagascar (2011)

 

Number of Episodes: 3
Episode Length: 60 minutes
IMDB: 8.5/10
Where To Watch: Discovery+, fuboTV, iTunes, Vudu, Amazon Prime

Over 80% of Madagascar’s animals and plants are found nowhere else on Earth. Discover what made Madagascar so different from the rest of the world, and how evolution ran wild there.

 

Frozen Planet (2011)

Number of Episodes: 7
Episode Length: 60 minutes
IMDB: 9/10
Where To Watch: Discovery+, Vudu

Focuses on life and the environment in both the Arctic and Antarctic.

 

Secrets Of Wild India (2012)

"Secrets of Wild India" with David Attenborough

Number of Episodes: 3
Episode Length: 60 minutes
IMDB: 8.1/10
Where To Watch: Amazon Prime, Vudu

Each chapter is named after an iconic species (Bengal tiger, Asian elephant, Asian lion) of India’s remaining wildlife. However, each also draws a more general picture of a type of biotope in another corner of the Indian subcontinent (jungle, Himalayas, desert).

 

Kingdom Of Plants 3D (2012)

Number of Episodes: 3
Episode Length: 60 minutes
IMDB: 8.5/10
Where To Watch: Amazon Prime, iTunes

3D technology reveals a whole new dimension in the lives of plants, from the most bizarre to the most beautiful. In this sensational series, shot over the course of a year, David Attenborough explores their fascinating world.

This spectacular adventure through the Kingdom of Plants is so immersive and compelling it has the capacity to amaze even the least green-fingered.

 

Attenborough: 60 Years In The Wild (2012)

"60 Years in the Wild" with David Attenborough

Number of Episodes: 3
Episode Length: 60 minutes
IMDB: 8.4/10
Where To Watch: www.BBC.co.uk, Amazon Prime

Over three very personal films, Sir David Attenborough looks back at the unparalleled changes in natural history that he has witnessed during his 60-year career.

 

Galapagos 3D (2013)

"Galapagos" with David Attenborough

Number of Episodes: 3
Episode Length: 45 minutes
IMDB: 8.6/10
Where To Watch: Vudu

Filmed in one of the most extreme and hard-to-reach locations in the world, ‘Galapagos’ explores the unique environments and species of the Galapagos.

It will take viewers on a voyage to understand the stunning archipelago which changed the way we see the world and has long remained a place of true interest with the nation’s favorite naturalist.

 

David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities (2013 – 2017)

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Number of Episodes: 27
Episode Length: 30 minutes
IMDB: 8.5/10
Where To Watch: Discovery+, YouTube, iTunes, Vudu, Amazon Prime

David Attenborough presents a collection of his favorite natural curiosities found throughout the animal kingdom from armored giants to crafty insects

 

Africa (2013)

Number of Episodes: 6
Episode Length: 60 minutes
IMDB: 9/10
Where To Watch: Amazon Prime, www.BBC.co.uk

Africa: the world’s wildest continent. David Attenborough takes us on an awe-inspiring journey through one of the most diverse places in the world. We visit deserts, savannas, and jungles and meet up with some of Africa’s amazing wildlife.

 

Micro Monsters 3D (2013)

Number of Episodes: 6
Episode Length: 22 minutes
IMDB: 8.4/10
Where To Watch: iTunes

Discover a secret world hidden beneath your feet; the world of the amazing Micro Monsters. Immerse yourself in the secret world of bugs narrated by David Attenborough.

 

Wild Cameramen At Work (2013)

"Wild Cameramen at Work" with David Attenborough

Number of Episodes: 4
Episode Length: 30 minutes
IMDB: 7.4/10
Where To Watch: www.BBC.co.uk

Five of the best wildlife cameramen in the world have their roots in Scotland: Doug Allan, Gordon Buchanan, and Doug Anderson were all born north of the border, while John Aitchison and Mark Smith have chosen to make Scotland their home.

In this stunning series, they revisit some of their favorite natural history moments from their global careers and tell us how Scotland has helped them hone their specialist skills for capturing some of the greatest images to grace our television screens.

 

Attenborough’s Rise Of Animals: Triumph Of The Vertebrates (2013)

Number of Episodes: 2
Episode Length: 60 minutes
IMDB: 8.6/10
Where To Watch: iTunes, www.BBC.co.uk

David Attenborough embarks on a remarkable 500 million-year journey revealing the extraordinary group of animals that dominate our world, and how their evolution defines our human bodies.

 

Life Story (2014)

Number of Episodes: 6
Episode Length: 60 minutes
IMDB: 9.1/10
Where To Watch: Discovery+, YouTube, iTunes, Vudu, Amazon Prime

David Attenborough narrates the greatest of all adventures – the journey through life.

 

David Attenborough’s Conquest Of The Skies 3D (2014)

Number of Episodes: 3
Episode Length: 60 minutes
IMDB: 8.3/10
Where To Watch: YouTube TV, Amazon Prime, CBS, iTunes

The evolutionary story of flight from the very first insects to the incredible array of creatures that rule the skies today.

 

Wild City (2015)

Number of Episodes: 3
Episode Length: 45 minutes
IMDB: N/A
Where To Watch: Amazon Prime

With the latest film-making technology, Sir David Attenborough uncovers the unseen natural treasures of Singapore and explores how the wildlife has adapted to the human world

 

The Hunt (2015)

Number of Episodes: 7
Episode Length: 60 minutes
IMDB: 9.3/10
Where To Watch: fuboTV, YouTube TV, iTunes, Vudu, Amazon
Prime

The fascinating relationship between predators and their prey, and the strategies predators use to catch their food and prey use to escape death.

 

Great Barrier Reef With Sir David Attenborough (2015)

"Great Barrier Reef" with David Attenborough

Number of Episodes: 3
Episode Length: 60 minutes
IMDB: 8.7/10
Where To Watch: Hulu, YouTube TV, fuboTV, CBS, Vudu

David Attenborough revisits the Great Barrier Reef after nearly 60 years. His visit takes him from the most exposed part of the reef as well as down to 300m below the surface discovering corals never seen before.

 

Planet Earth II (2016)

Number of Episodes: 6
Episode Length: 60 minutes
IMDB: 9.5/10
Where To Watch: Discovery+, fuboTV, YouTube TV, iTunes, Vudu, Amazon Prime

David Attenborough returns with a new wildlife documentary that shows life in a variety of habitats.

 

Plants Behaving Badly (2017)

Number of Episodes: 2
Episode Length: 45 minutes
IMDB: 8.2/10
Where To Watch: Amazon Prime, iTunes

This two-episode documentary is about deceptive plants narrated by David Attenborough, many of which were studied by Charles Darwin.

The first, Murder and Mayhem, is about carnivorous plants. The second, Sex and Lies, is about orchids.

 

Blue Planet II (2017)

Number of Episodes: 7
Episode Length: 60 minutes
IMDB: 9.3/10
Where To Watch: Discovery+, fuboTV, YouTube TV, Vudu, Amazon Prime

David Attenborough returns to the world’s oceans in this sequel to the acclaimed documentary filming rare and unusual creatures of the deep, as well as documenting the problems our oceans face.

 

Dynasties (2018)

Number of Episodes: 5
Episode Length: 60 minutes
IMDB: 9.1/10
Where To Watch: Amazon Prime, www.bbcamerica.com, www.bbc.co.uk

Follow the true stories of five of the world’s most celebrated, yet endangered animals; penguins, chimpanzees, lions, painted wolves, and tigers. Each in a heroic struggle against rivals and against the forces of nature, these families fight for their own survival and for the future of their dynasties.

 

Our Planet (2019)

Number of Episodes: 8
Episode Length: 60 minutes
IMDB: 9.3/10
Where To Watch: Netflix

Documentary series focuses on the breadth of the diversity of habitats around the world, from the remote Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the vast landscapes of Africa and diverse jungles of South America.

 

Seven Worlds, One Planet (2019)

Number of Episodes: 7
Episode Length: 60 minutes
IMDB: 9.4/10
Where To Watch: YouTube TV, Vudu, Amazon Prime

From the colorful paradise of South America to the scorching heat of Africa, Seven Worlds: One Planet showcases the true character of each continent in turn and reveals just how it has shaped all life there. Be surprised by unexpected stories, marvel at iconic landscapes, and be awestruck by spectacular wildlife.

Seven Worlds: One Planet is an eye-opening journey around a world you thought you knew.

 

A Perfect Planet (2021)

Number of Episodes: 5
Episode Length: 60 minutes
IMDB: 9.2/10
Where To Watch: Discovery+, Vudu, Amazon Prime

Perfect Planet analyzes, in five episodes, how the forces of nature, including the power of the Sun or even humans, drive and shape life on Earth.

 

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Sir David Attenborough’s has been absolutely extensive. At the same time, it has also been invaluable. He has brought attention to not only nature and animals, but the problems they have been facing for the past 80 years. While this list has been extensive, Sir David Attenborough’s work extends even further. He is viewed by many as one of the few treasures advocating, bringing attention, and sharing knowledge for the plant and animal kingdom.