Main content


Episode 3 of 5

Documentary following endangered species fighting for their survival. The lioness leader of a once mighty pride must now battle for their very survival.

This episode features one of the most famous lion prides in Africa - the Marsh Pride of Kenya's Masai Mara. As the story begins, the Marsh Pride is in a unique situation in their history. They have been abandoned by all of the adult males who - until now - defended the pride. Just two adult females are left to feed and protect their eight youngsters.

The future of the whole family rests entirely on the shoulders of these two mothers, Charm and her cousin Sienna. They need to raise their cubs to adulthood if this great dynasty is to continue. They and their cubs will face the great perils of the African savannah, including raging herds of buffalo, rival lion prides, the constant menace of marauding hyena and, in a fateful turn of events, a clash with humanity.

An extraordinary story of leadership against all odds.

Available now

58 minutes

Signed Audio described

Last on

Sun 16 May 2021 16:35

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:07


    Tears In The Rain

  • 00:44


    Til The Stars In His Eyes Are Dead


Role Contributor
Presenter David Attenborough
Executive Producer Michael Gunton
Series Producer Rupert Barrington
Producer Simon Blakeney
Production Manager Alison Brown-Humes


  • Sun 25 Nov 2018 20:00
  • Sun 2 Dec 2018 16:05
  • Fri 21 Dec 2018 06:00
  • Sun 30 Dec 2018 12:35
  • Mon 23 Mar 2020 20:00
  • Sun 16 May 2021 16:35

Lion ID guide

Lion ID guide

Find out how to identify four of the lions featured in Dynasties