A collection of old TV programs from the BBC archive.
Recorded when “I’m going to poke it with a stick” was a much more accepted approach.
David Attenborough picks ten animals that he would most like to save from extinction. From the weird to the wonderful, he shows why the creatures he chooses are so important.
Attenborough in Paradise and Other Personal Voyages
A collection of seven David Attenborough specials, Attenborough in Paradise represents some of the famed naturalist’s most personal quests and passionate enthusiasms. Programming includes Attenborough tracing a piece of amber in The Amber Time Machine, discovering the history behind a strange figurine in The Lost Gods of Easter Island, and realizing a childhood dream by visiting New Guinea to record the spectacular courtship displays of the birds of paradise. The set also includes Life on Air, a 2002 tribute to Attenborough, chronicling the world-renowned natural history expert’s 50-year career at the BBC, presented by Michael Palin
- 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)
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