Sunday DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S RISE OF ANIMALS
It’s the final episode in David Attenborough’s far- reaching series charting the rise of backboned animals – the vertebrates. Focusing on mammals, he explores how, in the wake of the extinction of dinosaurs, they evolved from tiny nocturnal forest- dwellers to the dominant form of animal life on the planet. He starts with a visit to southern China, where one of the world’s earliest mammals has been found. Later, Attenborough ends his exploration with a look in the mirror – well, at homo sapiens. No bones about it, the revered naturalist knows the world’s creatures like nobody else.