Dy­nas­ties

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David At­ten­bor­ough presents this land­mark se­ries look­ing at the lives of chimps, li­ons, hunt­ing dogs, tigers and em­peror pen­guins.

Dy­nas­ties Sun­day, BBC1 Hd, 8.30pm

FROM BRU­TAL LEAD­ER­SHIP bat­tles to vi­cious fam­ily feuds, David At­ten­bor­ough’s epic new se­ries has all the twists and turns, heartache and high drama that you’d ex­pect from a top thriller.

The am­bi­tious five-part se­ries, which has been four years in the mak­ing, takes an in­ti­mate look at the cru­cial turn­ing points in the lives of in­di­vid­ual fam­i­lies from five of the world’s best­known but en­dan­gered species – chim­panzees, pen­guins, li­ons, painted wolves and tigers – and re­veals how their so­cial dy­nam­ics are in­te­gral to their sur­vival.

UN­DER AT­TACK

Cam­eras have cap­tured jaw­drop­ping footage of life-or-death mo­ments for each an­i­mal fam­ily, be­gin­ning this week with a tense and emo­tional power strug­gle within a troupe of chimps.

The se­ries also ex­plores how each species faces threats from both na­ture and mankind. At­ten­bor­ough hopes Dy­nas­ties can have a sim­i­lar eco­log­i­cal im­pact as Blue Planet II, which brought at­ten­tion to the prob­lem of plas­tic in our oceans.

‘We go from the South Pole to West Africa and the com­mon con­cern is al­low­ing an­i­mals space,’ ex­plains

At­ten­bor­ough, 92.

‘There are some telling scenes that show the en­croach­ment of the hu­man pop­u­la­tion.’

Here, he gives the low­down on each episode…

‘There are some telling scenes that show the en­croach­ment of the hu­man pop­u­la­tion’ DAVID AT­TEN­BOR­OUGH

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