Preview – Dynasties

Picture Shows: David. As alpha, David will sire twice as many offspring than any other male in the group. Senegal, West Africa. Image Credit: BBC NHU/John Brown.

David Attenborough’s latest documentary looks at the world of family life among animals.

This opening episode follows the lives of chimpanzees in Senegal, and in particular follows one chimp appropriately named David. He is currently the alpha male, but with rivals challenging for his position, he needs to be able to father a child before he loses power.

Dynasties is on BBC One at 20.30.