The Egg: Life’s Perfect Invention - About

Premieres Wednesday, April 10 at 8 pm EST (check local listings)

The egg is perhaps nature’s most perfect life support system. These remarkable structures nurture new life; protecting it from the outside world at the same time as allowing it to breathe. They are strong enough to withstand the full weight of an incubating parent and weak enough for a hatchling to break free. But how is an egg made? Why are they the shape they are? And perhaps most importantly, why lay an egg at all? Piece by piece from creation to hatching, host David Attenborough reveals the wonder behind these incredible miracles of nature.

Production Credits Print

Presented By DAVID ATTENBOROUGH

THE EGG: Life’s Perfect Invention is a MIKE BIRKHEAD ASSOCIATES production for THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC and BBC STUDIOS in association with WNET.

Directed, Produced and Written By BETH JONES and MIKE BIRKHEAD
Film Editor RICHARD WILKINSON
Principal Photography GEORGE WOODCOCK
Composer BARNABY TAYLOR
Graphics MICK CONNAIRE
Line Producer: CHERRY DORRETT
Series Editor for BBC: ROGER WEBB

For NATURE: Executive Producer FRED KAUFMAN Series Producer BILL MURPHY Series Editor JANET HESS

© 2019 BBC All rights reserved. The original public television broadcast of this NATURE program was made possible in part by the Arnhold Family in memory of Clarisse Arnhold, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation, the Lillian Goldman Charitable Trust, Kathy Chiao and Ken Hao, the Anderson Family Fund, the Filomen M. D’Agostino Foundation, Rosalind P. Walter, the Halmi Family in memory of Robert Halmi, Sr., Sandra Atlas Bass, Doris R. and Robert J. Thomas, the M. & H. Sommer Foundation, Ron Hull, the Hite Foundation, the Bradley L. Goldberg Family Foundation, Charles Rosenblum, the Sun Hill Family Foundation, by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and by the nation’s public television stations. NATURE is a production of THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC for WNET.