Sir David Attenborough tells the story behind one of the most important scientific discoveries of the modern era; that of finding our earliest ancestor, a primate nicknamed Ida.
The discovery of a new powerfully built ape fuelled stories of savage beasts.
The largest of the primates, gorillas aren't as savage as they were once thought to be.
View images of Sir David Attenborough as he presents Gorilla Revisted.
Everyone has a soft spot for the iconic orang-utan, the king of the swingers.
Locked on the island of Madagascar, it's no wonder lemurs are so unique!
Monkeys are incredibly diverse, intelligent primates.
Baby monkeys can tug at the heart strings of even the sternest of people.
A gallery of images from the series Mountain Gorilla.