"Love was certainly in the air when naturalist Sir David Attenborough visited ZSL London Zoo.
Eight Mission Golden-eyed Tree frogs, which had lived at Reptile House for almost three years without mating, finally did the deed during his visit.”
Sir David Attenborough on Darwin (Discover Wildlife) 2010
"David Attenborough’s name is synonymous with the natural world. Across 50 years he has broadcast from more far-flung corners of the globe than perhaps the most seasoned of news journalists. His footprint has been on every continent and his eyes have seen more wildlife and landscapes than many intrepid explorers. He is perhaps the most travelled man of our times. He is certainly one of the most respected men of our time."
Three of my favourite things : penguins, David Attenborough and Daniel Radcliffe
This was beyond precious.
- Born on May 8th 1926
- Studied Geology and Zoology at Clare College, Cambridge and graduated in 1945
- Married his late wife Jane Oriel in 1950
- Joined the BBC full time in 1952
- Zoo Quest first broadcast in 1954
- 1960, Attenborough resigned from BBC permanent staff to get his postgrad degree in social anthropology
- Became controller of BBC Two in 1965
- Left the BBC in 1972 to focus on his program making and he became a freelance broadcaster
Sir David Attenborough then came to make/present/narrate a whole host of shows that has captured the world.
- Life On Earth (1979)
- The Living Planet (1984)
- The Trials Of Life (1990)
- Life In The Freezer (1993)
- The Private Life Of Plants (1995)
- The Life Of Birds (1998)
- The Blue Planet (2001)
- The Life Of Mammals (2002)
- Life In The Undergrowth (2005)
- Planet Earth (2006)
- Life In Cold Blood (2008)
- Nature’s Great Events (2009)
- Life (2009)
- First Life (2010)
- Frozen Planet (2011)