The Private Life of Plants

Without plants, there would be no food, no animals of any sort, no life on earth at all. Yet for most of the time their lives remain a secret to us, hidden, private events.The reason is merely a difference of time. Plants live on a different time-scale from ours. Though not obviously to the naked eye, they are constantly on the move: developing, fighting, avoiding or exploiting predators or neighbours, struggling to find food, to increase their territories, to reproduce themselves, to find and hold a place in the sun. We only need to learn to look.

Show Info

Airs on: United Kingdom BBC One (1995 - 1995)
Schedule: Wednesdays (50 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: Nature
Episodes ordered: 6 episodes

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Episode 1x06; Feb 9, 1995

Plants live everywhere - from the coldest Arctic wastes to the driest, hottest deserts. To do so they have invented an amazing variety of ingenious survival techniques. Dramatic timelapse sequences reveal giant water lilies rampaging across the Amazo

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x06: SurvivingFeb 9, 1995
1x05: Living TogetherFeb 2, 1995
1x04: The Social StruggleJan 26, 1995
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