David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies 3D

A landmark series exploring the fascinating 300-million-year story of flight as never seen before - from the earliest winged insects to the huge variety of aeronauts today.


Over one hundred billion creatures fly through the air today, from nectar-drinking hummingbirds to armoured airborne beetles; from bats hunting in the dead of night to bizarre winged lizards. In Conquest of the Skies the viewer embarks upon a journey through time to unravel the astonishing 300-million-year story of how flying animals evolved from simple origins into the huge variety of aeronauts that fill our skies today. Only now, with today’s CGI, the very latest high resolution filming techniques and cutting edge scientific analysis can the hidden mechanics behind these gravity-defying skills finally be revealed.

As ever relishing a challenge, the team used ground-breaking new cameras, high speed filming and stunning CGI to immerse the viewer in an astounding aerial world. From the steaming rainforests of Borneo to the frozen fossil beds of China, the arid canyons of Spain to the cloud forests of Ecuador, this series navigates the globe to uncover the thrilling and surprising story of how flying animals came to conquer the skies.

Two versions are available for this title - a four-part series presented by David Attenborough and a two-part presenter-less series.

Episode titles:
- presenter-led version: The First to Fly, Rivals, Triumph, and The Making of David Attenborough's Conquest of the Skies.
- presenter-less version: The First to Fly and Rivals.


Presenter-led: 4 x 50 mins
Presenter-less: 2 x 50 mins


Science, Nature, Attenborough, Series, 3D


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