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The Best Episodes of Life

Every episode of Life ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Life!

David Attenborough looks at the extraordinary ends to which animals and plants go in order to survive. Featuring epic spectacles, amazing TV firsts and examples of new wildlife behaviour.

Genre:Documentary
Network:BBC One

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Life" is "Challenges of Life", rated 8.7/10 from 771 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "Challenges of Life" aired on 10/11/2009 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Reptiles and Amphibians".

  • Challenges of Life
    8.7/10 771 votes

    #1 - Challenges of Life

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2009-10-11

    A look at how some animals and plants go to extremes to give themselves a chance to breed.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Reptiles and Amphibians
    8.7/10 655 votes

    #2 - Reptiles and Amphibians

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2009-10-18

    A look at the strategies used by reptiles and amphibians to conquer their shortcomings.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Plants
    8.7/10 550 votes

    #3 - Plants

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2009-12-06

    A look at plants and the ingenious and manipulative ways they counter life's challenges.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Mammals
    8.5/10 602 votes

    #4 - Mammals

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2009-10-25

    How mammals dominate the planet through having warm blood and by caring for their young.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Fish
    8.5/10 568 votes

    #5 - Fish

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2009-11-01

    A look at various fish species including sea dragon, fringehead and Hawaiian goby.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Insects
    8.5/10 544 votes

    #6 - Insects

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2009-11-15

    Super-slow motion shows a bombardier beetle firing boiling liquid at its enemies.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Creatures of the Deep
    8.5/10 533 votes

    #7 - Creatures of the Deep

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2009-11-29

    A look at marine invertebrates, including Humboldt squid, starfish and giant octopuses.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Primates
    8.5/10 501 votes

    #8 - Primates

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2009-12-13

    Primates are just like humans - intelligent, quarrelsome, family-centred.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Birds
    8.3/10 544 votes

    #9 - Birds

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2009-11-08

    A slow-motion camera captures the unique flight of the Marvellous Spatuletail Hummingbird.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Hunters and Hunted
    8.3/10 525 votes

    #10 - Hunters and Hunted

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2009-11-21

    Unique footage of a killer whale engaging in sneaky behaviour to hunt elephant seal pups.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A