Directed by Adrian Warren
Written by Desmond Hawkins
Photographed by Timothy Housel with David Douglas
Narrated by Patrick Stewart
The Secret of Life on Earth begins where life apparently began three-and-a-half billion years ago. As if peering into a time capsule, witness some of the key developments in plants that made possible the web of life - since evolved and now endangered. Brilliant use of micro, macro and time-lapse photography delivers stunning close-ups of special relationships between plants and animals: barnacles feeding, microscopic plankton, tiny grasses flowering, and pollinators at work. The interdependence between plants and animals is portrayed as an unwritten "green" contract.