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Main article: David Attenborough

The following is a chronological list of television series and individual programmes where David Attenborough is credited as writer, presenter, narrator or producer. In a career spanning seven decades, Attenborough's name has become synonymous with the natural history programmes produced by the BBC Natural History Unit.

1950s[edit]

Year Title Duration Subject Credit(s) DVD Release
1952 Coleacanth 10 min Sir David Attenborough's first programme for BBC, which discussed the rediscovery of the prehistoric coelacanth Presenter No
1952 Animal, Vegetable, Mineral Unknown A quiz show based on the game Twenty Questions, which ran until 1959, in which eminent scientists would try to guess the origin of specimens from museum and university collections Producer No
1953 Song Hunter 6x20 min Series on folk music, presented by and featuring performances by Alan Lomax Producer No
1953 The Pattern of Animals 3 episodes Sir David Attenborough's first natural history series, on animal camouflage, warning signals and courtship displays, was studio-based and presented by Julian Huxley Producer No
1954 Zoo Quest 6x30min An animal-collecting expedition to Sierra Leone with London Zoo curator Jack Lester and cameraman Charles Lagus, in search of the elusive Picathartes gymnocephalus Writer, presenter, sound-recordist and producer No
1955 Zoo Quest to Guiana 6x30min For the second Zoo Quest expedition, David Attenborough and Lagus introduced British television viewers to the natural history of South America Writer, presenter, sound-recordist and producer No
1956 Zoo Quest for a Dragon 6x30min This Zoo Quest series features the first known footage of the Komodo dragon Writer, presenter, sound-recordist and producer No
1957 Quest for the Paradise Birds 6x30min Attenborough's first trip to the island of New Guinea in an attempt to film the courtship displays of the native birds of paradise Writer, presenter, sound-recordist and producer No
1959 Zoo Quest in Paraguay 6x30min For the fifth Zoo Quest, David Attenborough returned to South America and visited the grasslands and wetlands of Paraguay The episodes: Return from the Chaco; Cactus Island in the Desert ; The Gran Chaco; Argentine Excursion; Oven Birds and Capybaras; Butterfly Birds and Armadillos Writer, presenter, sound-recordist and producer No

1960s[edit]

Year Title Duration Subject Credit(s) DVD Release
1960 The People of Paradise 6x30min A series on the anthropology and natural history of the South Pacific. Episode list: “The Land Divers of Pentecost”, “Cargo Cult", “The Fire Walkers of Fiji”, “Outer Islands of Fiji” Writer, presenter, sound-recordist and producer No
1960 Elsa the Lioness 30 min BBC documentary produced, hosted and narrated by David Attenborough. Follows Joy and George Adamson as they search for Elsa and her three cubs. Shows remarkable footage of Meru National Park and its wildlife Producer and presenter No
1960 "Travelers Tales Unknown A long-running series made by Attenborough's BBC Travel and Exploration Unit, which also featured Armand and Michaela Denis's On Safari programmes. Episodes associated with Sir David Attenborough:Savage New Guinea; Festival in Kano; Hill Tribes of the Deccan; White Elephant; Men of the Dream Time; Caribbean Expedition; Hunters of Spitzbergen; The Opium People; The Leg Rowers of Burma; Chop! Music and Zulu Dancing; Adriatic Journey; Antarctic Adventure; Dancing Dervishes; In Search of Stanley; Overland to Singapore; The Hidden Valley of Apa Tanis; Pygmies of the Congo; The Choco Indians of Colombia; Head Hunters and Giraffe Women; The Fur-trappers of Greenland; Lapland Summer; The Bird Cliffs of Lofoten; The Strange Creatures of Galapagos; Unknown India; Chinese Journey; The Ascent of Annapuma IV; 'Sherpa'; ' Land of the Lost'; The Land of the Gurkhas Producer and narrator No
1961 Zoo Quest to Madagascar 6x30min An expedition to film and collect animals in Madagascar, including lemurs, at the time little-known in Europe Writer, presenter, sound-recordist and producer No
1961 Japan A series presented by Hugh Gibb on the history and culture of the Japanese people Producer No
1962 Destruction of the Indian 3 episodes This short series looked at how contact with the modern world has affected remote Indian tribes of the South American rainforest. Producer No
1963 Attenborough and Animals 10x25min Sir David Attenborough's first series for children, in which different species were compared Presenter No
1963 Quest Under Capricorn 6x30min The final Zoo Quest series, filmed in the Northern Territory of Australia, was also David Attenborough's final natural history series before moving into BBC management. Episode list: “The Desert Gods”, “Hermits of Borolloola”, “The Artists of Arnhem Land”, “Bush Walkabout”, “The First Australians"; Buffalo, Geese and Men”. Writer, presenter, sound-recordist and producer No
1965 Zambezi 3x50min During a break from studying for an anthropology degree, David Attenborough filmed a journey down the Zambezi. Episode list: “Lord of the Land”, “The Ancient Highway”, “Livingstone's River” Writer and presenter No
1967 Life- East Africa 3 episodes A series of interviews with African conservationists, filmed during a sabbatical from management duties, for Desmond Morris's Life series on BBC Two Writer and presenter No
1969 "The World About Us Unknown Commissioned during his tenure as Controller of BBC Two, Attenborough narrated around 20 episodes of this long-running series between 1969 and 1982 Occasional narrator No
1969 The Miracle of Bali 3x50min David Attenborough visited the Indonesian island of Bali to film the traditional music and culture. Episode list: “Midday Sun”, “Night”, “Recital of Music” Narrator and producer Yes

1970s[edit]

Year Title Duration Subject Credit(s) DVD Release
1973 Eastwards with Attenborough 6x30min Sir David Attenborough's first natural history series after resigning as BBC Controller took him to South East Asia Episode list: The Strange Caves Of Borneo; Fire Giants Of Sumatra; Mudbuilders Of Borneo; Green Ceilings Of Borneo; Borneo's Cathedral Of Trees; Life And Death In Paradise Writer and presenter No
1973 The Life Game 1x90min A "Science Special" on genetics and evolution, written by Nigel Calder and produced by Adrian Malone. Given the odds, it's remarkable that life exists at all. For more than 3,000-million years, living things have played a game against death. Everything alive today-including ourselves - has won by changing tactics just enough to keep ahead of the game. But what are the rules? The Life Game looks at the family tree of life and goes to eight countries to meet the scientists who are discovering how life began, how it is changing even now and where it is going; from an old German castle where a mathematical game of life is played out, to the mystery of the 500 flies of Hawaii; from the parched shores of Lake Kenya where a skull has been found which may topple our ideas of our origins to a chessboard of future life on which man is no longer a pawn ... but the player. Introduced by Sir David Attenborough Presenter No
1973 Natural Break 15x10min A series of short programmes based on archive footage, produced by John Sparks Presenter No
1973 Flying Prince of Wildlife unknown Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands (1911 - 2004) flew helicopters and jets - in fact he moved in the jet-set of the world's kings and queens and heads of state. But this is only part of his life. Much of his time was devoted to the survival of wildlife around the world. Journey on safari with him to Africa, India and South east Asia. Presenter No
1973 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 6x60min Sir David Attenborough joined a list of distinguished names who have presented the annual science lectures aimed at children, on the subject of The Language of Animals Writer and presenter No
1975 The Explorers 10x50min A series of drama-documentaries recreating the voyages of famous explorers, at the time the most expensive series ever commissioned by the BBC. Episode titles: The Story of Roald Amundsen, The Story of Charles Montague Doughty, The Story of Henry Morton Stanley, The Story of Burke And Wills, The Story of Mary Kingsley, The Story of Jedediah Strong Smith, The Story of Alexander von Humboldt, The Story of Captain James Cook, The Story of Francisco Pizarro, The Story of Christopher Columbus Introducer and narrator No
1975 Fabulous Animals Unknown A series for children's television which featured David Attenborough reading from books on mythological creatures. Episode 1: Here Be Monsters - In past centuries travellers' tales about strange animals led people to believe that dragons and giants, sea-monsters and the magical unicorn might really exist.Sir David Attenborough tries to discover the truth behind these old stories.; 2: Marvels of the Deep - Do sea-serpents exist? What made people believe in mermaids, and what about that most mysterious monster said to live in the deep waters of Loch Ness ? Sir David Attenborough takes a new look at some of the old legends and some of the true stories of the strange creatures of the sea; Episode 3: Dragons and Serpents; 4: Winged Creatures – Strange stories about winged creatures; some of them real, some imaginary. The poor silly Dodo, the Vampire bat, the Roc bird that carried Sinbad the Sailor to the mountains, the rare ' birds of God ' which were said to feed on the dews of paradise; and the most ancient story of all about the one and only Phoenix.; Episode 5: Horns of Magic - In the hills of Northumberland there is the last wild herd of white cattle in the world; its history goes back hundreds of years. In this programme, David Atttenborough goes to visit them and explains some of the old legends that have surrounded all beasts with ' horns of magic' - those many strange beliefs from the past about the magic powers of deer-antlers, cattle-horns, and the most magical of all - the single spiralled horn of the unicorn. ; Episode 6: Man or Beast - The wild man of the woods, the little people of the trees, the fierce black gorillas of the jungle - these are some of the things David Attenborough talks about in the last programme in the series. Presenter No
1975 The Tribal Eye 7x50min A series on tribal art, of which Sir David Attenborough is a keen collector. Episode list: “Behind the Mask”, “Crooked Beak of Heaven”, “Sweat of the Sun”, “Kingdom of Bronze”, “Woven Gardens”, “Man Blong”, “Across the Frontiers” Writer and presenter Yes
1976 The Discoverers 6x30min A series on pioneering explorers, discoverers and scientists in the field of natural history. Episode list: The Bone Hunters”, “The Bug Collectors”, “The Wanderer and the Woodsman”, “The Unknown Ocean”, “The Rare and the Curious” Narrator No
1977 Wildlife on One 253x30min This series of half-hour natural history programmes for BBC One ran annually until 2005 Narrator No
1979 Life on Earth 13x55min Covering the history of life on Earth, this acclaimed series was three years in the making and notable for its groundbreaking footage. Episode list: “The Infinite Variety”, “Building Bodies”, “The First Forests”, “The Swarming Hordes”, “Conquest of the Waters”, “Invasion of the Land”, “Victors of the Dry Land”, “Lords of the Air"”, “The Rise of the Mammals”, “Theme and Variations”, “The Hunters and Hunted”, “Life in the Trees” Writer and presenter Yes

1980s[edit]

Year Title Duration Subject Credit(s) DVD Release
1980 The Spirit of Asia 8x60min BBC series on the cultures and religions of the people of Asia. Episodes: "1: The World of Shadows - In remote corners of Indonesia's vast archipelago of 13,000 islands, the ' Ancient Peoples ' maintain a belief in the spirits of nature and the ghosts of their ancestors, whom they strive to please with sacrificial rights and the erection of megaliths. ;2:The Morning of the World - Bali is a small volcanic island of extraordinary natural beauty lying due south of Borneo and a little to the east of Java. When, in the 16th century, its neighbours converted to Islam, Bali persisted with its own faith-a happy blend of Hinduism and spirit worship - and today it enjoys a life of pageantry and festive splendour unequalled anywhere in the world.; 3: Land of the Cosmic Mountain - Two thousand years ago, on the high, misty slopes of active volcanoes, the people of Java built shrines for the spirits of their ancestors. It was the beginning of a golden age of temple building which was to culminate in the creation of Borobudur, a giant man-made ' cosmic mountain ', a symbol in stone of the Buddhist path to enlightenment, then, as now, the largest monument in the southern hemisphere.; 4: The Story of Rama - Among the cultural riches bestowed by India on the lands of South-East Asia, one particular work of art stands out ahead of all others. ' Ramayana ', an ancient story of heroism and villainy, was able to take so firm a hold on the imagination of the people, that it has maintained a universal popularity for 2,000 years.;5:The Haunted Land - The great Irrawaddy river is the backbone of Burma. Rising high in the Himalayas, it flows south through 1,000 miles of jungle-clad mountains and desert plains before entering the Bay of Bengal close to the capital, Rangoon.;6: Artists in Exile - In the south of France, on the banks of the picturesque river Lot, an old army camp has been transformed into a Vietnamese village. For 24 years it has provided a home for refugees, and it is unique in having preserved an extraordinary cult of spirit possession which can no longer be found even in Vietnam.;7: God-Kings of Angkor - A thousand years ago in the dense jungles of northwest Cambodia, successive God-Kings strove to outdo their predecessors by building ever finer and more spectacular temples. So great was their achievement that there is today nowhere in the world which can compare with Angkor for the number, size and perfection of its monuments. Most magnificent of all is Angkor Wat, the largest religious building in the world.; 8. Land of a Million Buddhas - In Thailand may be found, at one and the same time, the most up-to-date forms of cultural life in south-east Asia, and the most ancient. More than any country in the world, Thailand is the land of the Buddha image. Produced over 1,300 years, and ranging in size from tiny miniatures to colossal statues, they are so numerous that they far outnumber the human population. Narrator No
1981 The Ark in South Kensington 1 episode A one-off programme to celebrate the centenary of the Natural History Museum in London Presenter No
1984 The Living Planet 12x55min The follow-up to Life on Earth was another ambitious global series looking at the variety of habitats on the planet. Episode list: “The Building of the World”, “The Frozen World”, “The Northern Forests”, “Jungles";Seas of Grass”, “The Baking Deserts”, “The Sky Above”, “Sweet Fresh Water”, “The Margins of Land”, “Worlds Apart”, “The Open Ocean”, “New Worlds” Writer and presenter Yes
1985 The Million Pound Bird Book 1x60min Sir David Attenborough presents a programme on the American naturalist John James Audubon, whose book of life-size bird paintings had recently fetched £1 million at auction Writer and presenter No
1986 World Safari 1x90min A live television event featuring broadcasts from across the world, with contributors including The Duke of Edinburgh and Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi Co-presenter No
1987 The First Eden 4x60min A series on the Mediterranean, examining the natural history of the region and the impact that successive human civilisations have had on the environment- Episode list: “The Making of the Garden”, “Gods Enslaved”, “The Wastes of War”, “Strangers in the Garden”. Writer and presenter Yes
1989 Lost Worlds, Vanished Lives 4x40min A series on fossils, a passion that David Attenborough has had since childhood. Episode list: “Rare Glimpses”, “Dinosaur”, “Putting Flesh on Bone”, “Magic in the Rock” Writer and presenter Yes

1990s[edit]

Year Title Duration Subject Credit(s) DVD Release
1990 The Trials of Life 12x50min The final part of the original Trilogy of Life deals with the animal behaviour, with each episode focusing on a particular stage of animals' lives. Episode list: “Arriving”, “Growing Up”, “Finding Food”, “Hunting and Escaping”, “Finding the Way”, “Home Making”, “Living Together”, “Fighting”, “Friends and Rivals”, “Talking to Strangers”, “Courting”, “Continue the Line”. Writer and presenter Yes
1993 Q.E.D. "Gallop to Freedom" 1x45min Sir David Attenborough talks about release of Prezewalski horses into wilderness of central France Narrator No
1993 Life in the Freezer 6x30min A collaboration with Alastair Fothergill, this was the first series devoted to the natural history of Antarctica. Episode list: “The Bountiful Sea”, “The Ice Retreats”, “The Race to Breed”, “The Door Closes”, “The Big Freeze”, “Footsteps in the Snow”. Writer and presenter Yes
1994 Heart of a Nomad 1x60min Sir David Attenborough interviews the British explorer and writer Wilfred Thesiger for a Channel 4 documentary Presenter No
1995 The Private Life of Plants 6x50min In the first of his more specialised Life series, David Attenborough brought the world of plants to life using innovations such as timelapse photography. Episode list: “Travelling”, “Growing”, “Flowering”, “The Social Struggle”, “Living Together”, “Surviving”. Writer and presenter Yes
1996 Winners and Losers 2x45min A look at how the subjects of early wildlife filmmaker Eugene Schumacher's 1960s documentary The Rare Ones have fared in the intervening years Narrator No
1996 IMAX - "Survival Island" 1x42 min Standing almost alone in the great Southern Ocean, South Georgia island plays host to some of the largest concentrations of animals anywhere on Earth during the spring and summer months. Sir David Attenborough narrates the story of these vast animal cities, and of the order that lies beneath their seeming chaos. Writer and Narrator Yes
1996 Attenborough in Paradise and Other Personal Voyages Various Collection of seven documentaries recorded between 1971 and 2004. Episode list: “A Blank on the Map” (1971); “Attenborough in Paradise” (1996), “The Lost Gods of Easter Island” (2000), “Bowerbirds: The Art of Seduction” (2000), “The Song of the Earth” (2000), “Life on Air: David Attenborough’s 50 Years in Television” (2002), “The Amber Time Machine” (2004) Writer and presenter Yes
1998 The Life of Birds 10x50min For this series, infrared cameras were employed for the first time to film nocturnal birds such as kiwis and shearwaters. Episode list: “To Fly or Not to Fly”, “Mastery of Flight”, “Insatiable Appetite”, “Meat Eaters”, “Fishing for a Living”, “Signals and Songs”, “Finding Partners”, “Demands of the Egg”, “Problems of Parenthood”, “Limits of Endurance” Writer and presenter Yes
1998 The Origin of Species: An Illustrated Guide 1x30min Broadcast as part of a BBC season on evolution, this programme used library footage to help explain Charles Darwin's theory Narrator No
1999 Sharks - The Truth 1x50min A programme which seeks to dispel some of the received wisdom surrounding shark behaviour, broadcast as part of BBC One's Shark Summer season Narrator No
1999 They Said It Couldn't Be Done 7x60min On the eve of the millennium, David Attenborough interviews a series of leading wildlife film-makers in front of an audience at the Royal Geographical Society to discover the secrets behind some of their most famous programmes Presenter No

2000s[edit]

Year Title Duration Subject Credit(s) DVD Release
2000 State of the Planet 3x50min Sir David Attenborough's first overtly environmental series examines the detrimental impact that modern man is having on the natural world. Episode list: “Is there a Crisis?”, “Why is there a Crisis?”, “The Future of Life”. Writer and presenter Yes
2000 Living with Dinosaurs 1x50min Most of the dinosaurs were wiped out in a biological blitz 65 million years ago but many other great reptiles such as crocodiles and turtles, have survived the great extinction and are still living on the planet today. Examines what made these reptiles special enough to survive one of the most cataclysmic events our planet has ever known, what did the crocodile get right that Tyrannosaurus Rex got so badly wrong? Dramatic film of crocodiles, giant lizards and meat eating turtles in action, confirm what highly successful and formidable predators these creatures really are. Unlike most dinosaurs, these giant reptiles got their biological game plan absolutely right. They are some of the most successful animals that have ever lived. Living With Dinosaurs uses fascinating detective work of Sir David Attenborough to answer the questions that these surviving reptiles pose. Narrator No
2000 The Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth 1x50min A Christmas special in which David Attenborough travels to some of the world's wildlife hotspots to view spectacular natural events Presenter No
2001 Dingoes: Outlaws of the Outback 1x30min A short documentary about the Dingo, a free-ranging dog found mainly in Australia, produced by Holly Spearing. A BBC/Animal Planet co-production. Narrator Yes
2001 The Blue Planet 8x50min A landmark series on the natural history of the world's oceans, executive-produced by Alastair Fothergill. Narrator Yes
2002 The Life of Mammals 10x50min To follow up The Life of Birds, David Attenborough turned his attention to the mammals, the most successful group of modern animals. Episode list: “A Winning Design”, “Insect Hunters”, “Plant Predators”, “Chisellers”, “Meat Eaters”, “Opportunists”, “Return to the Water”, “Life in the Tree”, “Social Climbers”, “Food for Thought”. Writer and presenter Yes
2002 Great Natural Wonders of the World 1x60min A sequel to The Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth, this programme featured natural wonders such as the Grand Canyon and was again screened at Christmas time Presenter No
2004 Satoyama: Japan's Secret Water Garden 2x52min Documentary about how the local residents of a village in 'Satoyama' live in harmony with nature. Narrator No
2005 Animal Crime Scene 5x60min A series which combined the traditional wildlife documentary format with that of a crime drama. Episode list: “Outback Assassin”, “Ocean Assassin";Arctic Assassin”, “Amazon Assassin” Narrator No
2005 Life in the Undergrowth 5x50min Developments in macro and close-up film technology enabled the world of invertebrates to be brought to the screen for the first time. Episode list: “Invasion of the Land”, “Taking to the Air”, “The Silk Spinners”, “Intimate Relations”, “Supersocieties”. Writer and Presenter Yes
2006 Planet Earth 11x50min Billed as "the ultimate portrait of our planet" by the BBC, this is the most expensive documentary series ever made- Episode list: “From Pole to Pole”, “Mountains”, “Fresh Water”, “Caves”, “Deserts”, “Ice Worlds”, “Great Plains”, “Jungles”, “Shallow Seas”, “Seasonal Forests”, “Deep Oceans". Narrator Yes
2006 The Truth about Climate Change 2x60min Sir David Attenborough is convinced by the evidence for man-made global warming, and uses archive footage from his previous series along with contemporary film to show how climate change is affecting the world. Episode: "Are we Changing Planet Earth";"Can we Save Planet Earth" Writer and presenter Yes
2006 Gorillas Revisited 1x60min The story of Rwanda's mountain gorillas reunites David Attenborough with the crew who filmed his famous encounter in Life on Earth Presenter No
2007 Climate Change: Britain Under Threat 1x60min Following his recent documentary on the global issue of climate change, Attenborough fronted this programme on the implications for Britain Presenter No
2007 Tom Harrisson: The Barefoot Anthropologist 1x60min Part of a season on anthropologists screened on BBC Four, this programme profiled Tom Harrisson, famous for discovering early human remains in Borneo Presenter No
2007 Attenborough Explores... Our Fragile World 1x60min Broadcast on digital channel UKTV Documentary, this specially commissioned programme saw David Attenborough again tackle the global environmental crisis Writer and presenter No
2008 Life in Cold Blood 5x50min Sir David Attenborough concluded his globetrotting documentaries with the final part of the specialised Life series, featuring reptiles and amphibians. Episode list: “The Cold Blooded Truth”, “Land Invaders”, “Dragons of the Dry”, “Sophisticated Serpents”, “Armored Giants”. Writer and Presenter Yes
2008 Humpbacks: From Fire to Ice 1x50min A documentary made for Australian television on the humpback whale Narrator No
2008 Tiger: Spy in the Jungle 3x60min David Attenborough narrates the lives of four growing tiger cubs using footage collected by hidden-camera-carrying elephants Writer and presenter Yes
2009 Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life 1x60min Sir David Attenborough presents a personal study of the theory of evolution Writer and presenter Yes
2009 Nature's Great Events 6x50min The film techniques of Planet Earth are deployed to dramatise some of the greatest annual wildlife events on the planet. Episode list: “The Great Melt”, “The Great Salmon Run”, “The Great Migration”, “The Great Tide”, “The Great Flood”, “The Great Feast”. Narrator Yes
2009 Uncovering Our Earliest Ancestor: The Link 1x60min A special documentary to coincide with the announcement of a 47-million-year-old primate fossil Writer and narrator Yes
2009 Life 10x50min A landmark series documenting some of the more unusual survival strategies that animals and plants around the globe have evolved. Episode list: “Challenges of Life”, “Reptiles and Amphibians”, “Mammals”, “Fish” ,“Birds”, “Insects”, “Hunters and Hunted”, “Creatures of the Deep”, “Plants”, “Primates”. Writer and narrator Yes

2010s[edit]

Year Title Duration Subject Credit(s) DVD Release
2010 David Attenborough's First Life 2x60min BBC Two series on the earliest-known complex organisms, referencing the latest fossil evidence. Episode list: “Arrival”, “Conquest”. Writer and presenter Yes
2010 The Death of the Oceans? 1x60min Sir David Attenborough warns that with Earth’s population is approaching seven billion, the drain on the denizens of the world’s oceans is becoming insupportable, many aquatic species are hurtling towards extinction, and at this rate the international commercial fishing industry will collapse by 2050. Writer and presenter Yes
2010 Flying Monsters 3D 1x70min Sir David Attenborough's first collaboration with Sky, a 3D film about pterosaurs Writer and presenter Yes
2011 Madagascar 3x60min The natural history of Madagascar Episode list: Island of Marvels; Lost Worlds; Land of Heat and Dust Narrator Yes
2011 Attenborough and the Giant Egg 1x60min The story of Aepyornis and its implications for the modern-day conservation efforts Writer and presenter Yes
2011 Desert Seas 1x60min Wildlife filmmakers are given unprecedented access to the coastal seas off Saudi Arabia Narrator No
2011 Frozen Planet 7x60min The natural history of the polar regions. Episode list: “To the Ends of Earth”, “Spring”, “Summer”, “Autumn”, “Winter”, “The Last Frontier”, “On Thin Ice”, “The Epic Journey”. Narrator/presenter Yes
2011 The Penguin King 3D 1x75min Sky 3D film charting the lives of king penguins on South Georgia Writer and narrator Yes
2012 Secrets of Wild India 3x60min Indian wildlife series, broadcast on Nat Geo Wild. Episode list: “Desert Lion”, “Elephant Kingdom”, “Tiger Jungles”. Narrator Yes
2012 Superfish: Bluefin Tuna 1x60min National Geographic documentary following cameraman Rick Rosenthal's attempts to film bluefin tuna in the wild Narrator No
2012 Kingdom of Plants 3D 3x60min Sky 3D series filmed at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew. In this sensational series, David Attenborough uses the latest time-lapse and macro photography filming to reveal a wholly unseen dimension in the lives of plants, from the most bizarre to the most beautiful. David traces plants from their beginnings on land to their vital place in nature today, exposing new revelations along the way. Episode list: “Life in the Wet Zone”, “Solving the Secrets”, “Survival”. Writer and presenter Yes
2012 Attenborough's Ark: A Natural World Special 1x60min David Attenborough picks his top ten endangered animals that he thinks should be saved from extinction. Writer and presenter No
2012 Attenborough: 60 Years in the Wild 3x60min Sir David Attenborough looks back at the unparalleled changes in natural history that he has witnessed during his 60-year career. Broadcast in the US as Attenborough's Life Stories. Episode list: “Life on Camera”, “Understanding the Natural World”, “Our Fragile Planet”. Writer and presenter Yes
2012 Hummingbirds: Jewelled Messengers 1x45min Documentary on hummingbirds, the ultimate creatures of the air. Presenter No
2013 Plants Behaving Badly 2x45min 2-part special on plants. Episode list: “Murder and Mayhem”, “Sex and Lies”. Presenter Yes
2013 Galapagos 3D 3x45min Sky 3D series in which David Attenborough explores the history of the Galapagos Islands two hundred years after Charles Darwin set foot on the shores of this wild and mysterious archipelago. Journey with Attenborough to explore how life on the islands has continued to evolve in biological isolation, and how the ever-changing volcanic landscape has given birth to species and sub-species that exist nowhere else in the world. Episode list: “Origin”, “Adaptation”, “Evolution”. Presenter Yes
2013 David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities: Series 1 5x30min David Attenborough has spent a lifetime documenting the natural world. He's met a great number of nature's most extraordinary creatures yet there are certain stories of bewildering animals that continue to intrigue him – from the peculiar patterns of a zebra's stripes to the evolutionary quirk of the egg-laying platypus. Each episode of this captivating five-part series explores the stories behind two natural curiosities, linked together by a common theme. Filmed on location in the UK, David's gift for storytelling combined with wonderful images of the animal subjects creates a documentary series unlike any other he has made before. Episode list: “Stretched To The Limit”, “A Curious Hoax?”, “Young Wrinklies”, “A Curious Twist”, “Seeing the Pattern”. Writer and presenter Yes
2013 Africa 6x60min BBC series in which David Attenborough explores life in Africa. This is the world’s wildest continent as you’ve never seen it before – an intense sensory adventure from the Atlas Mountains, through the Savannah lands to the Cape of Good Hope and from the Roof of Africa and the Kalahari to where the dark rainforests of the Congo meet the Atlantic Ocean. Each episode shifting the focus onto a different region as it contrasts the epic power of the landscape with the dramatic struggles of individual creatures living there. The series has been four years in production, involving 79 filming expeditions in 27 different countries with a total of 1,600 days spent on location – and 6,500 malaria tablets for crew members. Each episode looks to a different region, with the first being called Kalahari – focusing on the wildlife of two deserts in Africa’s southwest corner. The second episode, Savannah, looks at the unique and constantly changing landscape of east Africa, featuring crocodiles catching pelicans in Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park. Gorongosa, known as ‘Africa’s lost Eden’, is featured again in the final hour of the series, The Future of Africa, and considered a beacon of hope by a pensive Attenborough, musing over the threats to Africa’s wild future. Episode list: “Kalahari"; Savannah"; Congo”, “Cape”, “Sahara”, “The Future”, “The Greatest Show on Earth”. Narrator/presenter Yes
2013 Micro Monsters 3D 6x22min Sky 3D series looking at Insects. David Attenborough takes you on an amazing journey into the hidden world of bugs. Micro Monsters uses pioneering macroscopic camera techniques to get closer than ever to the fascinating, beautiful, scary and downright alien world of arthropods – spiders, scorpions and insects. Attenborough reveals how and why bugs became the most successful group of animals on the planet and shows the tactics these amazing creatures use to survive and thrive. Episode list: “Conflict”, “Predator”, “Courtship”, “Reproduction”, “Family”, “Colony”. Narrator/presenter Yes
2013 Wild Cameramen at Work 4x30min Series looking at work of leading wildlife cameramen. Episode list: “Sky”, “Ice”, “Sea”, “Land”. Narrator/presenter No
2013 Sir David Attenborough's Rise of Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates 2x60min From the triple Emmy-winning producers of David Attenborough’s First Life comes the sensational follow up David Attenborough’s Rise of Animals. This landmark series charts the complex and fascinating evolutionary path that connects us, and all other vertebrates living on Earth today, to the very first life forms with a backbone. It is a remarkable journey that spans the ages, and reaches to the far corners of the modern world. Episode list: “From the Seas to the Skies”, “Dawn of the Mammals”. Writer and presenter Yes
2014 David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities: Series 2 10x30min Sir David Attenborough profiles the curious animals that continue to baffle and fascinate him. Series 1 was broadcast on Eden in 2013 and Series 2 on Watch in 2014. Episode list Season 2: The 10-part series follows Sir David as he travels across the UK to explore animal oddities that other TV programmes simply do not cover. Each episode features two different animals with curiously distinctive evolutionary quirks, linked together by a common theme. Series two features creatures that have attracted the attention of great scientists and explorers. Episode list: 1) Virgin Births – Naturalist David Attenborough shines the spotlight on some of nature's evolutionary anomalies and how these curious animals continue to baffle and fascinate. In this edition, he examines the unusual ways in which Komodo dragons and aphids reproduce. 2) Armoured Animals – Sir David Attenborough attempts to get in behind the armour of two incredible animals; rhinos and hedgehogs. 3) Life in the Dark – David Attenborough looks at the eyes of squid and owls and how they've managed to maximise their vision. 4) Curious Imposters – Cuckoos and death's head hawkmoths may just be some of the most cunning creatures on our planet. 5) Bad Reputations – In Bad Reputations, we'll see how the gorilla and the vampire bat both gained frightening reputations when first discovered by explorers and scientists. 6) Shocking Senses – Plants and animals have some curious super senses that we find hard to fathom in our world of only five senses. 7) Life on Ice – Emperor penguins and wood frogs have remarkable adaptations to survive the most challenging of conditions. 8) Spinners and Weavers – Nature's inventiveness is expertly highlighted in the artistry of weaving and the unique properties of silk. 9) Strange Parents – David Attenborough reveals why male seahorses give birth, and looks at how hyena packs are dominated by the female members. 10) Magical Appearances – "Magical Appearances" explores how swallows magically appear each spring and asks how did complex and beautiful insects like butterflies suddenly arrive in the summer. The discovery of the swallow's epic migration and the revelation that butterflies could metamorphose into totally different looking adults were scientific stories both cloaked in mystery and controversy. Writer and presenter Yes
2014 David Attenborough's Natural History Museum Alive 2x60min Sky 3D one-off special. Sir David Attenborough looks at some of the more intriguing extinct specimens at the Natural History Museum in London by bringing them to life. He comes face to face with extinct creatures, as they magically come alive in front of his eyes for one night only. He interacts with dinosaurs, sabre toothed tigers, giant snakes, ancient marine animals and even the famous dodo bird, all revived through stunning photo-realistic CGI. Writer and presenter Yes
2014 Life Story 6x60min Sir David Attenborough takes us on the journey through life, a story that unites each of us with every animal on the planet, because we all set out on this journey from the moment we are born. For animals there is just one goal in life – to continue their bloodline in the form of offspring. They are an animal’s legacy for the future. The story of their journey is about hope, facing danger, actions of breath-taking boldness, extraordinary behaviours and, ultimately, success against the odds. This series follows that journey through its six crucial stages. Episode list: “Steps”, “Growing Up”, “Home”, “Power”, “Courtship”, “Parenthood". Narrator/presenter Yes
2015 David Attenborough's Conquest of the Skies 3D 3x60min Sky 3D series telling the story of nature's greatest aeronauts and the intricate engineering that has allowed them to conquer the skies. Through the combination of new 3D macroscopic and high-speed filming techniques, David Attenborough examines the evolutionary story from the very first insects to the incredible array of creatures which rule the skies today. From the steaming rainforests of Borneo to the frozen fossil beds of China, the arid canyons of Spain to the cloud forests of Ecuador, this series spans the globe to explore the story of how the flying animals came to conquer the skies. In Conquest of the Skies, Attenborough travels back in time to unravel the astonishing 300-million-year story of how these animals first appeared, and then evolved into the huge variety of aeronauts that fill our skies today. Episode list: “The First to Fly”, “Rivals”, “Triumph”. Writer and presenter Yes
2015 Attenborough's Paradise Birds 1x60min Sir David Attenborough learns about the remarkable story of how 'birds from paradise' have captivated explorers, naturalists, artists, filmmakers and royalty throughout the years. Writer and presenter No
2015 David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities: Series 3 6x22min Sir David Attenborough returns to UKTV with an all-new and exclusive third series of the acclaimed Natural Curiosities. The natural world is full of extraordinary animals with amazing life histories. Some were surrounded by myth and misunderstandings for a very long time; others have only recently revealed their secrets. David Attenborough once again reveals another group of creatures that have baffled or fascinated us for centuries. Writer and presenter TBA
2015 Wild City (Singapore) 2x46min Sir David Attenborough narrates this series that explores the wild side of Singapore. The first episode covers the overlooked areas of the island that are home to an astonishing variety of fascinating creatures. From thriving wetlands, empty buildings and sleepy islands, these are the secret treasures of the island’s wild. Joining a family of local otters in Sungei Buloh, we’ll meet a variety of strange and compelling sights, like the base-jumping colugo, romantic fiddler crabs and Singapore’s oldest predators – the crocodiles. A stunning expose of the rich diversity of life on Singapore, this is a surprising new look that is a world away from what we think we know about our home. Narrator No
2015 The Hunt 7x60 min Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, The Hunt approaches predation as never before, taking an intimate look at the remarkable strategies employed by hunters to catch their prey and the hunted to escape. The series travels the world in search of the top predators: from hunting dogs endless chases over the open plains to polar bears stalking seals out on breaking ice: from Portia, nature’s smartest spider, that alters its hunting strategy depending on what prey it’s targeting, to the abdopus octopus, which, at low tide, walks across the ground to reach fish trapped in rock pools; from killer whales running down humpback whales in tropical waters to the first ever images of blue whales feeding. The animals' strategies are shaped by where they live so each episode plays out in one principal habitat, whether savanna, jungle or ocean. Presenter Yes
2016 Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough 3x60 min Sir David climbs aboard the Alucia, a 56-metre research and exploration vessel equipped with a state-of-the-art Triton submersible, laboratories and a helicopter. It will allow him to take to the seas and the skies to give a perspective on the Great Barrier Reef that has never been seen before and unprecedented access to some of the most remote parts of the Reef and its magical residents and visitors. Episode List: "Builders", "Visitors", "Survival" Presenter Yes
2016 Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur 1x60min Sir David presents the documentary of a how chance fossil discovery on ranch by a farmer in Argentina in 2013 led to one of the biggest dinosaur digs in palaeontology’s long history. The findings of the dig have led to the reconstruction of the largest dinosaur known to date, a new species of titanosaur. Titanosaurs are the legendary group of massive dinosaurs that are the biggest known to science, and have become synonymous with Argentina where they were first discovered. The calculations and reconstruction of the newest member to the group puts it at 37metres long, which is nearly as long as four London buses put end to end, and weighing in at a massive 70 metric tons. It is the biggest (as yet discovered) animal ever to walk the earth. Presenter No
2016 Attenborough's Life that glows 1x60min Luminous beings, creatures with their own internal light, enchant and astonish us. Anyone who has seen a firefly or a glow-worm cannot help but fall under their spell. The sea at night sparkles as millions of luminous plankton reveal the shapes of dolphins in a truly magical light show. But why do animals produce living light? For centuries we could only marvel at the beauty and the mystery, but now for the first time we can begin to reveal the amazing truth about living lights. It has taken three crucial technological breakthroughs. Firstly, colour cameras have improved dramatically; they are now over 4,000 times more sensitive than a decade ago. The cameras are so sensitive they are revealing startling discoveries that until now we could not see. Secondly, scientists have entered the unknown world of the boundless deep open ocean with the help of a new generation of submersibles and robots. Thirdly, Ammonite Films have invented and built a series of unique cameras that can capture the faintest ephemeral glow of luminous life.By combining these three innovations, this film shows creatures and behaviours never seen before. Sir David Attenborough is our guide as we venture into a new hitherto unseen world. Bioluminescence is everywhere: in the soil, on the land and throughout the oceans.Join Sir David Attenborough and a team of the world's leading scientists and deep sea explorers on a quest to reveal the secrets of living lights. Presenter No

Other programmes[edit]

In addition to writing, presenting, narrating and producing his own documentaries, David Attenborough has made regular appearances as an on-screen and off-screen participant in other film-makers' documentaries and on other numerous television programmes. The following list includes some of his more notable appearances plus long-running shows:

Year Title Duration Subject Credit(s) DVD Release
1955 The Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 6x30min An occasional series following the progress of Vivian Fuchs and his Commonwealth expedition's successful overland crossing of Antarctica Presenter and producer No
1955 BBC Panorama: Programme 12 Unknown David Attenborough, Jack Lester and Charles Lagus prepare for their visit to British Guiana by visiting London Zoo to see what animals they can expect to find there. Guest Interviewee No
1956 The Berbers of the Atlas Mountains Unknown A film record by Jean Mazel of a journey through some of the remote valleys in the mountains north of the Sahara Producer No
1957 Bororo: The Unknown Nomads Unknown Henry Brandt introduces a film he made when he spent many months wandering with this primitive tribe along the southern fringes of the Sahara. Presented by Sir David Attenborough Presenter No
1957 Omnibus: The Savage Image Unknown David Attenborough travelled along the Sepik River in. New Guinea to make this film about the ceremonies, paintings and sculptures of the tribal people. Masks and statues, which 50 years ago were sent home by the missionaries and explorers as bizarre pagan curios, are today treasured as works of great power and imagination, and change hands in the salerooms of London and New York for thousands of pounds.The film also includes unique sequences - shot 10 years ago by research anthropologist Anthony Forge - of the dramatic rituals involved in building the huge cult houses, where some of the ancient carvings still remain. Presenter No
1957 The Strange Creatures of Galapagos Unknown In this film Per Host, the Norwegian explorer, tells us about another of his adventures in remote parts of the world. This time his journey takes him to the Equator-to a tropical island off the west coast of South America -where he finds some very strange creatures indeed. Producer No
1957 The Cliff Birds of Lofoten Unknown Per Host, the Norwegian explorer, shows another film taken during his exploration of the Lofoten Islands, which possess some of the richest fishing grounds, and one of the largest sea-bird colonies in the world. Producer No
1957 Laplanders and Reindeer Unknown Documentary film by Per Hast, the Norwegian explorer, which he took during his travels in the remoter parts of the world Producer No
1958 The Volcanos of Sahara Unknown Documentary film by Roger Akester taken on a recent expedition to the extinct volcanoes in the Tibesti, one of the remotest parts of the Sahara Producer No
1959 Sails off Singapore Unknown An encounter with the ' Orang Laut ' — the Malay Men of the Sea Narrator No
1959 Science is News Unknown Television reports on discoveries in science, medicine, and industry which are changing our world. Introduced by David Attenborough Narrator No
1960 Lapland Summer Unknown A film by Per Host, the Norwegian explorer, showing the life of the Lapps as they travel with their reindeer herds over the tundras of northern Norway Producer No
1961 The Fur Trappers of Greenland Unknown In this film Per Host, the Norwegian explorer, recounts his adventures in remote parts of the world. This time he visits the trappers at their lonely work, and meets seals and husky dogs Producer No
1961 Adventure Over 150 episodes The BBC's flagship travel series from the early 1960s, for which David Attenborough is credited as narrator or producer of following episodes: The Shrines of China; Crusaders Path; The Land of the Queen of Sheba; Voodo Island; Dyak; Turkoman; The Tombs of Petra; Lhasa, Forbidden City; The Peaks of Peru; Dalai Lama; Magicians of the Black Hills; Sixty-five Survivors; North through Afghanistan; The Wandering Herdsmen of the Sahara; Wings in the Malayan Forest; The Hidden Sanctuaries of Prester John; The Tunnel of Samos; The Lost men of Malaya; The Unknown Mountains of Nepal; Search for the Hobolos; The Caviar Fishermen of the Caspian; Ballon from Lake Manyara; Voyage Under the Earth; Ballon from Zanzibar; Trail to Dawson City; The Cave f the Assassins; Ballon to Serengeti; The Dragon Story; The Cocaine-Eaters of Colombia; Bushmen of the Kalahari; The Men without a Bow; Kon-Tiki; Snakes Alive; The Riddle of Easter Island Narrator and producer No
1963 Lets Imagine - The Perfect Horse Unknown David Attenborough considers man's feelings about horses at different stages of their development and takes an admiring look at many breeds from different parts of the world Narrator No
1964 Dancing Dervishes Unknown A film made by Alain Gheerbrant in Turkey showing the illegal and secret rites of Dervishes, a sect who mortify their bodies with skewers and swords in order to demonstrate their religious faith. Introduced by David Attenborough Narrator No
1965 Men Alone Unknown Four talks about solitary men Sir David Attenborough has met in remote corners of the world Narrator No
1966 Faraway Places - The Quests of David Attenborough Unknown From Bali, David Attenborough sails with a local ' pirate' to Komodo Island, reputed to be the home of dragons Narrator No
1967 The Time of my Life Unknown David Attenborough recalls a decade of travel in conversation with Harold Rogers. During the period 1954-1964 his television Zoo Quests took him to Sierra Leone, British Guiana. Bali, Java. Borneo, Komodo, Paraguay, New Guinea, Fiji, Tonga, Madagascar, the Northern Territory of Australia and the Zambesi. From behind his desk as Controller of BBC-2, David. AttenborouBh remembers some of the people, animals, and sounds he encountered during this 'time of his life.' Narrator No
1972 Around the World in 80 Minutes Unknown A Guided Tour of our Spectacular Planet with Joyce Grenfell, Kenneth Allsop David Attenborough and Tony Soper. As our four guides cross the globe from Alaska to Australia they find fascinating places with weird and wonderful wildlife including the ' Lost World ' of the Amazon jungle with the world's highest waterfall, the fabulous ' firebirds ' of the Caribbean, the new volcanic island of Surtsey, the huge seabird cities of Scotland, spring flowers in the Alps, giant plants on Mount Kenya, the mysterious bongo, the Empty Quarter of the Arabian desert, the jungles and swamps of Borneo with the rare proboscis monkey, and in Australia thousands of budgerigars and the world's biggest fish on the Great Barrier Reef. Narrator and presenter No
1974 Spectacular Britain Unknown Travel the length of Britain with David Attenborough through one year. See some of our most beautiful countryside with our own fascinating wildlife inhabitants-some common, some rare, from puffins, seals and ' caravanning ' shrews in Scilly to plunging gannets in Shetland. Narrator No
1975 Children of The Way Unknown A BBC documentary on 500,000 Muslims living in Britain in the early 1970s - most of them first or second generation immigrants. They are pledged to follow the Way of the Prophet Mohammed in every detail. But the faith that works well in Pakistan or the Middle East may not be much help in Huddersfield. This film looks at the children ; caught in the cultural crossfire: what do they want to be seen as -Pakistani Muslims or English-men born and bred? Narrator No
1976 In Search of Strange Animals Unknown What have the golden-rumped elephant shrew, the naked mole rat, the ne-ne, the o-o, and the Sokoke scops owl in common? Apart from having strange names, they are all very elusive animals. Some have never before been photographed. To find them, cameramen went to the remotest parts of the Zaire jungle, to caves in a bamboo forest up the River Kwai, to the most inaccessible islands in the Pacific, and to the wettest place on earth in Hawaii-for the mysterious o-o whose world population numbers just two. In Kenya, David Attenborough, with special filming techniques, tracks down some of the rarest monkeys and owls in the world. Even in Devon he finds some most unlikely creatures - by the seaside. Would you believe a bubble shell? Narrator No
1978 Sunday Special: The Gold of El Dorado 1 episode One of the world's great legends has now materialised in London. Surrounded by hundreds of priceless gold treasures, El Dorado - the Golden Man exhibition was displayed at the Royal Academy, London. David Attenborough previews the exhibition and, with Dr Warwick Bray, looks at some of the finest creations of the Colombian Indian goldsmiths. Presenter No
1978 Hugo van Lawicks Africa 3 episodes Series of documentaries by Jane Godall and Hugo van Lawick narrated by David Attenborough. „The Baboons of Gombe“ - The first of three documentaries. This time it is the family life of baboons that is the focus of attention. What is the social structure of 0 beach troop ' and how is it organised? How does a mother baboon cope with an infant unwilling to be weaned? What happens to young Mango, accidentally crippled when the adults fight for food and dominance? And when an unknown male baboon attempts to join the troop, what sort of reception does he get? „The Wild Dogs of Africa“ - The second of three films by Jane Godall and Hugo van Lawick ; one of the most famous and controversial wildlife films ever made that won five major awards. It is the story of Solo, the frail, unwanted pup in a pack of wild African hunting dogs. The study that Jane and Hugo undertook revealed in dramatic detail the social structure of the ' genghis pack', which they followed for over two years. „Lions of the Serengeti“ - The last of the celebrated animal behaviour films by Jane Godall and Hugo van Lawick focuses on the daily life of the royal family of the wild. Even the king of beasts can go hungry. This epic of the hunter and the hunted concentrates on a single pride of six adults and 16 cubs. The greatest African cats stalk and catch - or lose - their prey as the lionesses struggle to protect and feed their cubs through the lean dry season. Narrator No
1980 Gilbert White Lived Here 1 episode When a prim 18th-century curate shouted at bees to see if they could hear or studied the sex life of earthworms by the light of a candle, he cannot have imagined that his observations on the wildlife of a Hampshire village would eventually be published in 200 editions and read all over the world.In the lanes and beechwoods of Selborne David Attenborough goes on some of the journeys described by Gibert White in A Natural History of Selborne, and explains why to him it is in no way surprising that for two centuries this book has been one of the most well-loved in the English language. Presenter No
1981 An Everday Miracle unknown How do we spend the first nine months of our lives, before birth? Babies are born every day, yet for such a familiar event it's remarkable how little we know about what happens between conception and birth. But now doctors, using new techniques, have been able to see the development of a child inside the womb itself, and have revealed something more miraculous than most of us can imagine. This is an extended version of the film first shown to Schools in the series General Studies. Narrator No
1982 Omnibus 1 episode Series 16, Episode 6. Attenborough interviews Lucie Rie about her studio pottery Presenter No
1983 Rainbow Safari Unknown Wildlife in Colour for Christmas with David Attenborough. David Bellamy and Andrew Sachs Were dinosaurs blue and yellow striped? What's the connection between Christmas decorations and the flamboyant displays of birds of paradise? Are zebras striped to stop them being run over? In this extravagance of nature's colours David Attenborough explores the secrets of animal colours, David Bellamy discovers that some cats go black in the cold and Andrew Sachs seeks to fulfil his lifelong ambition to be David Attenborough. Narrator No
1983 Natural World Unknown BBC Two series still on air, for which Attenborough has o narrated or presented in following episodes: 1983: The Kiwai, Dugong hunters of Daru - 1988: Twilight of the Dreamtime – 1992: Mpingo: The Tree That Makes Music - 1993: Echo of the Elephants - 1994: Mysteries of the Ocean Wanderers - 1995: Killer Whales-Wolves of the Sea - 1995: Echo of the Elephants, the next Generation - 1996: Bowerbird Brilliant Rainforest; Lions: Pride in Peril; Incredible Suckers ;Attenborough In Paradise; Sperm Whales Back from the Abyss - 1997: Echo of the Elephants - Africa's Forgotten Elephants - 1998: South Georgia, An Island All Alone; Dragons of Galapagos - 1999: Islands of the Vampire Birds - 2000: Bowerbirds the Art of Seduction - 2001: The Lost Elephants of Timbuktu - 2003: Highgrove: A Prince's Legacy - 2004: Five Big Cats and a Camera; Shark Coast; The Amber Time Machine - 2005: Echo of the Elephants - The Final Chapter - 2006: SatoyamaI Japans Secret Watergarden; Satoyama II Japans Secret Watergarden - 2007: Battle to Save the Tiger; Desert Lions - 2008: Badgers Secrets of the Sett; Clever Monkeys; Cuckoo; Lobo The Wolve that Changed America; Snow Leopard, Beyond The Myth; Superfish - 2009: Cassowaries; Bringing Up Baby - 2010: Birds of Paradise; Echo an Unforgettable Elephant; Elsa, The Lioness That Changed The World; Panda Makers; The Himalayas – 2011: Animal House; Komodo Secrets of the Dragon – 2012: Madagascar, Lemurs and Spies; Jungle Gremlins of Java; The Real Jungle Book Bear; Attenboroughs Ark; Living with Baboons – 2013: Giant Squid Filming the Impossible; Meerkats Secrets of an Animal Superstar; The Mating Game – 2014: Attenboroughs Fabulous Frogs; The Bat Man of Mexico – 2015: Africa's Fishing Leopards; Attenboroughs Big Birds; Galapagos, Islands Of Change; Mountain Lions Big Cats in High Places Occasional narrator, writer or presenter No
1987 Glass Kingdoms at Kew Unknown BBC documentary presented by David Attenborough. During the 19th century the conservatories of Kew, like the great Palm House, were not only pleasure grounds for the people, but a vast research centre. Today Kew is yet more important as the home of what are often threatened species. The biggest glasshouse to be built there since Victorian times will be a crucial element in that conservation. How do you create a new glasshouse for the 21st century? How do you create a building with ten climates under one roof, from tropical swamp to arid desert? David Attenborough tells the story of the new Princess of Wales Conservatory and also of the great Victorian Palm House, currently under restoration - two buildings for their day, the most revolutionary in the world. Narrator and presenter No
1987 Politics of the Jungle Unknown On the island of Borneo, the world's oldest tropical rainforest is under threat after 150 million years of existence. With reports from the Indonesian south of the island, where resettlement and development are destroying acres of forest, and from the Malaysian north, where native Dayaks are fighting for their forest's survival. David Attenborough examines the politics which lie behind this destruction and that of other tropical forests around the world. He discusses his findings with some of the people most closely involved. Narrator No
1988 Waorani - The Last People Unknown Sir David Attenborough narrates documentary on Waorani Indians. Deep in the Amazonian rainforest fewer than 100 Waorani are left to their traditional nomadic lives. Outsiders call them 'Aucas' or 'savages', a name they apparently richly deserve, having speared to death American missionaries and many others including their own old folks. But roaming naked in the jungle, their bond with the forest provides all their needs, from food to building materials to weapons. This film provides an insight into the Waorani philosophy, a simple view of life essential to living in harmony with the rainforest. Narrator No
1993 Wildlife 100 Unknown To mark the 100th episode of Wildlife on One, Attenborough selected his favourite episodes from past series for this special Narrator No
1993 Flying with Dinosaurs Unknown In the age of the dinosaur the skies were dominated by huge reptiles - the pterosaurs. But what do we know of their appearance and habits? David Attenborough searches among living reptiles, bats and birds to discover the answers. He introduces us to a lifelike replica pterosaur that can hop and jump, another with an 11 ft wing span that soars over the English coast, and the largest creature ever to take to the air. Narrator No
1993 K: Kenneth Clark 1903 - 1983 Unknown A critical profile of the influential broadcaster and cultural administrator, which looked at the life and career of Kenneth Clark, the former director of the National Gallery in London and the long presence on British television. Guest Interviewee No
1995-2007 BBC Wildlife Specials 22x50min The BBC Wildlife Specials are a series of nature documentary programmes commissioned by BBC Television. The series premiered in 1995, and 22 specials have been produced to date, with most of the more recent ones consisting of multiple episodes. The earlier programmes were produced in-house by the BBC's Natural History Unit, but the more recent Spy in the ... titles were made by the independent John Downer Productions. The first 18 specials, through 2008, were narrated by David Attenborough. List of specials narrated by Sir David Attenborough:Great White Shark: The True Story of Jaws;Polar Bear: The Arctic Warrior;Crocodile: The Smiling Predator;Leopard: The Agent of Darkness;Eagle: The Master of the Skies;Humpback Whale: The Giant of the Oceans;Wolf: The Legendary Outlaw; Tiger: The Elusive Princess;Lions: Spy in the Den;Grizzly: Face to Face;Gorillas: On the Trail of King Kong;Serpent: Through the Eyes of the Snake; Killer Whale; Elephants: Spy in the Herd; Smart Sharks: Swimming With Roboshark;Bears: Spy in the Woods; Trek: Spy on the Wildebeest;Tiger: Spy in the Jungle Narrator Yes
1996 Q.E.D. "The Secret Life of Seahorses" 1x45min Sir David leads an engaging exploration of these unusual looking fish, this forty-minute programme follows seahorse expert, passionate ichthyologist and leading conservationist Dr Amanda Vincent as she attempts to prevent the seahorses’ untimely extinction.

Shown as part of the BBC’s Q.E.D. strand, The Secret Life of Seahorses includes intriguing underwater footage of their mating rituals in the wild. The only species where the male becomes pregnant, close-up photography details the female injecting her eggs into her partner’s brood pouch.

Narrator No
1999 Animal People - Octopus Hunter Unknown An extraordinary octopus that can change itself to mimic the shape and behaviour of other animals has been sighted in the tropical seas off Indonesia. One moment it's a fish, the next it has transformed itself into a sea snake, and then a stingray. No one wants to see it more than Australian octopus hunter Mark Norman, who has set off on the adventure of a lifetime to track it down. Narrator No
2000 BBC's - Wilderness Men 3x45 min A three part series detailing the exploration of Alexander von Humboldt, the North American trade route pioneers, Lewis and Clark and the Anglo-Irish polar explorer Ernest Shackleton. Narrator No
2001 The Human Face 4x60min A 4 part BBC series that examines the science behind facial beauty, expression, and fame. Includes contributions by Sir David Attenborough. Guest interviewee No
2001 The Ultimate Wild Paradises - The Top Ten Destinations Unknown Bill Oddie introduces an evening for nature lovers as he counts down the top ten most popular locations for travellers wishing to explore the beauty of the natural world. Top wildlife programme makers, including David Attenborough and Simon King, reveal their personal favourite destinations while sharing entertaining anecdotes of life on location. Guest interviewee No
2002 The Indispensables Unknown Lynne Truss examines the impact of inventions that we now take entirely for granted. 2: Over the Rainbow: Colour TV. When colour TV arrived in Britain in 1967, it transformed dull screens into vibrant psychedelic visions and. in turn. renewed high-streetfashions, make-up and interior design. David Attenborough, Mary Quant and Valerie Singleton recall the battle for colour across Europe, how snooker finally made sense and politicians visibly blushed Guest interviewee No
2002 Attenborough the Controller 1x45min Biography Documentary narrated by David Attenborough and published by the BBC, broadcast as part of BBC Time Shift series. A completely fantastic programme, charting the time of our favorite presenter at the head of the then struggling and controversial BBC2. Packed chock full of interviews, clips and reminiscences both old and new, including the very tasty Joan Bakewell of the 60s... Sir David Attenborough's reign as controller of BBC TWO, from 1965 to 1973, is still thought of as the golden age of television. Archive footage and interviewee No
2002 Attenborough in Conversation with Mark Lawson 1x 30 min The interview with Sir Attenborough, "In Conversation with Mark Lawson", in the glorious surroundings of the Natural History Museum gives a personal journey, where Sir Attenborough talks about his early experiences that sent him into broadcasting and natural history, as well as his opinions on the current state of broadcasting and the BBC. Interviewee No
2003 Great Wildlife Moments Unknown Is a nature documentary DVD (BBCDVD1131) introduced by David Attenborough. It consists of a compilation of sequences from many of the BBC Natural History Unit's award-winning natural history series and specials, including Life on Earth, The Trials of Life, Wildlife on One and The Blue Planet. The featured clips are according to the habitats they were filmed in, including ocean, forest, jungle and desert. Archive footage Yes
2004 William Hodges:The Art of Exploration 1x35 min The painter William Hodges is increasingly seen as a key figure in eighteenth-century British art and in its relationships with the wider world. In an age of colonial expansion Hodges accompanied Captain Cook on his second voyage to the Pacific from 1772 to 1775. His vivid paintings of Tahiti, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands were the first such images widely seen in Europe.In the early 1780s Hodges travelled extensively in northern India, and once again his paintings of landscapes and monuments were a revelation for audiences at home. In 2004 the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich brought together Hodges' major works from both the Pacific and India for his first-ever full retrospective. Produced alongside the exhibition, this film reviews Hodges' career and his complex and beautiful art. Sir David Attenborough, comments on Hodges art, whom he believes is "the most unjustly neglected British painter of the eighteenth century." Interviewee No
2004 The Way We went Wild 3x60 This is a three-part BBC TV series, first shown on BBC Two, about British wildlife presenters. It was narratted by Josette Simon. Jointly profiling the world-famous natural history presenters David Attenborough and Peter Scott, The Way We Went Wild: 2 is the second of three programmes celebrating some of the most influential people in wildlife television. Looking back over their long and successful careers, friends, family and celebrity fans share their opinions and recount their entertaining stories. An intriguing insight into both the personal and professional lives of these two accomplished men, this hour long programme explores Attenborough's stint as head of BBC2 programming and the creation of Scott's famous Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. With a "Who's Who" of the wildlife filming industry sharing their views on the pioneering pair, The Way We Went Wild: 2 is a highly entertaining account of these two 'goliaths' of natural history television. Guest Interviewee No
2005 Selfish Green 1x60 Our world is threatened by an environmental catastrophe and crippled by our own greed. Are we really too selfish to save it? In The Selfish Green, the brilliant scientists Sir David Attenborough, Professor Richard Dawkins, Dr Jane Goodall and Dr Richard Leakey come together to debate these issues. Interviewee No
2005 The Wild Life of Gerald Durrell 1x60 My Family and Other Animals' made Gerald Durrell a national celebrity, but it was his pioneering work at Jersey Zoo that changed the way we treat endangered species. With contributions from his closest colleagues and friends, including David Attenborough and Desmond Morris, and drawing on his extensive TV archive, this is a revealing and warming portrait of a man who made a lasting difference to his family of animals. Interviewee No
2005 How Art Made the World 5x60 How Art Made The World is a 2005 five-part BBC One documentary series, with each episode looking at the influence of art on the current day situation of our society. Sir David Attenborough in the episode "Once Upon a Time" talks about his time with Australian tribal artists in the 1960s Guest presenter No
2005 BBC's Timeshift - The Lost Road - Overland to Singapore 1x39 In 1955 young producer of Travellers' Tales David Attenborough was persuaded by six Oxbridge undergraduates to give some money & filmstock so they could film their unique overland journey by Land Rover from London to Singapore. The team fly across the Channel, travel through France, brewing tea at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. Then onward through Germany, Yugoslavia, Greece and Turkey. They inspect ancient ruins in Syria, learn to waterski in The Lebanon and spend time a Nairn Bus workshop in Iraq. They demo the landrovers to the Iranian Army, travel through Pakistan to India where they visit the Taj Mahal and the tea plantations of Darjeeling. Onto previously inaccessible Nepal and through fairly incessible Burma. There they are escorted by soldiers whose jeep they have to repair. Then through Malaya and onto the Singapore causeway where a welcoming committee awaits. Guest presenter No
2005 The 50 Great Documentaries Unknown In 2005, Channel 4 conducted a poll to determine what the British public considered to be the 50 greatest documentary films. The final result was broadcast in October 2005. Sir David Attenborough's "Life on Earth" was listed among the 50 selected documentaries Guest presenter No
2006 Masterpieces of the British Museum" 6x30 The British Museum is home to some of the world's finest and broadest collections, ranging from prehistoric times to the present and from ancient and modern cultures around the globe. A BBC documentary series dealing with six well-known (and perhaps slightly less well-known) masterpieces of the museum. Contribution of Sir David Attenborough in „The Durer Rhinoceros“ and „Head of an Ife King from Nigeria“. Episodes: The Sutton Hoo Helmet; The Assyrian Lion Hunt Reliefs; The Lewis Chessmen; Head of an Ife King from Nigeria; The Durer Rhinoceros; The Aztec Double Headed Serpent Guest interviewee Yes
2006 Gilbert White- The Nature Man 1x60 Historian Michael Wood joins naturalist Richard Mabey for this portrait of 18th century country curate Gilbert White, whose fame and influence derives from a single book, The Natural History of Selbourne. Sir David Attenborough guest contributor. Guest presenter Yes
2006 BBC Suez a Very British Crisis 3x58 min The Suez crisis in the 1950s signaled the end of Britain's history as a power that could act alone on the world stage. This BBC Two series tells the story of Suez using dramatic reconstructions and interviews with participants and witnesses to the crisis. Episodes: Betrayal, Conspiracy and War. Sir David Attenborough contributes in episodes "Betreyal" and "War" Guest interviewee Yes
2006 BBC Horizon: A War On Science 1*49 min When Charles Darwin published his theory of evolution nearly 150 years ago, he shattered the dominant belief of his day – that humans were the product of divine creation. Through his observations of nature, Darwin proposed the theory of evolution by natural selection. This caused uproar. After all, if the story of creation could be doubted, so too could the existence of the creator. Ever since its proposal, this cornerstone of biology has sustained wave after wave of attack. Now some scientists fear it is facing the most formidable challenge yet: a controversial new theory called intelligent design. Contributions from Sir David Attenborough. Archive footage No
2006 Planet Earth: The Future 3X60 Planet Earth: The Future is a 2006 BBC documentary series on the environment and conservation, produced by the BBC Natural History Unit as a companion to the multi-award winning nature documentary Planet Earth. Each episode highlights the conservation issues surrounding some of the species and environments featured in Planet Earth, using interviews with the film-makers and eminent figures from the fields of science, conservation, politics, and theology. Sir David Attenbourough is guest interviewee in all 3 episodes Interviewee Yes
2007 Sharing Planet Earth Unknown Saving Planet Earth is a season of nature documentaries with a conservation theme, screened on BBC Television in 2007 to mark the 50th anniversary of its specialist factual department, the BBC Natural History Unit. The season began with a special hour-long programme on BBC One entitled "Sharing Planet Earth", a clarion call for action to conserve nature, presented by David Attenborough. It was followed by nine documentaries broadcast nightly over the course of a fortnight, in which celebrities investigated the plight of endangered species. Each programme was introduced by Alan Titchmarsh and featured a short narration by Attenborough to provide some background information on the featured species. Presenter No
2007 100 Years of Wildlife Films 120min Bill Oddie highlights the passionate, eccentric and pioneering individuals who have often risked life and limb to break new boundaries in wildlife films. He charts the extraordinary changes in technology that have driven the industry forward, and reveals how the last hundred years of wildlife films has as much to do with our social attitudes as it has to do with the animals themselves Guest presenter No
2007 Peter Scott: a Passion for Nature Unknown Peter Scott presented Look, one of the first wildlife programmes on British TV, a benign figure standing at a picture window looking out on wildfowl and ponds, but there's much more to Peter Scott. David Attenborough calls him "the patron saint of conservation" in this uncritical TV biography. It's a catalogue of achievement illustrated with some wonderful archive footage telling the story of an artist, Olympic sportsman and visionary conservationist who helped found the World Wildlife Fund (now the World Wide Fund for Nature) - and designed its panda logo. There's poignancy, too, in footage of Scott in the Antarctic, visiting the winter camp of the polar explorer father, Captain Robert Scott. he never knew. Narrator and presenter No
2007 BBC - Watching Desmond Morris 60min Documentary about zoologist/anthropologist Desmond Morris. With contributions from Sir David Attenborough, it asks how credible Morris's observations and conclusions really were in books such as The Naked Ape, and whether there is still anything to learn from studying humans in the way that he did. Narrator and Guest interviewee No
2007 BBC - Silbury:The Heart of the Hill 60 min Documentary following the final archaeological exploration of the interior of the largest man-made mound in Europe - Silbury Hill, one of our most mysterious prehistoric landmarks. It also tells the story of the people who built Silbury, people whose beliefs drove them to sculpt the landscape of the Avebury area, leaving a legacy of great structures. Major discoveries help us to understand the monument, revealing that it was built when prehistoric Britain was on the brink of great change. Sir David Attenborough contributor. Guest interviewee No
2008 Fossil Detectives 8x29 min Fossil Detectives is a 2008 BBC Television documentary series in which presenter Hermione Cockburn travels across Great Britain exploring fossil sites and discovering the latest scientific developments in geology and palaeontology. Episode 1 - "Central England" Sir David Attenborough talks about his early fossicking for Ammonites, Belemnites and Brachiopods with his father Frederick around his childhood home in Leicestershire. In Episode 2 - "London" Sir David Attenborough displays the selected highlights from his personal fossil collection, including a Devonian fish, a Sauropod vertebrate, and a Trilobite track, at his home in London. Interviewee No
2008 1968:Sex, Telly and Britain Unknown In her exploration of British culture in 1968, Miranda Sawyer looks at the growing concern about the power of television to influence the public. She hears from Tony Benn, David Attenborough, Anthony Howard and the former chief executive of ITN, Stuart Purvis, about the debate that still resounds today. Guest Interviewee No
2009 Horizon - How Many People Can live on Planet Earth 59 min Sir David Attenborough investigates into whether the world is heading for a population crisis. "The Death of the Oceans?" Investigation into whether it is too late to save their remarkable biodiversity. Presenter No
2009 Personal Histories in Archaeological Theory & Methods 1x10min 2009 Panel - "Archaeology and TV". Co-presenter No
2009 BBC's Timeshift – „Archaeology: Digging the Past 1x59min An exploration of the way archaeology has been presented on television over the past 50 years, from panel show Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?, which made celebrities out of its host Professor Glyn Daniel and resident character Sir Mortimer Wheeler, to Channel 4's contemporary Time Team. With contributions from archaeologists and broadcasters including Professor Barry Cunliffe, Tony Robinson and David Attenborough. Guest Interviewee No
2009 The Story of the Open University 1x49min In 1969 change was in the air. Man stepped on the moon and Britain launched a revolutionary new kind of university, one where the lectures were televised and the students could study at home. It was greeted with scepticism, both by politicians and academics, but went on to become a much-loved, and often spoofed, British institution. Lenny Henry tells the story of the Open University and reveals how it changed his own life. Featuring contributions from Sir David Attenborough, Myleene Klass and Anna Ford. Guest Interviewee No
2010 Horizon - Death of Oceans 1x59 min Sir David Attenborough investigates into whether it is too late to save their remarkable biodiversity. Presenter No
2010 Genius of Britain 5x60min A Channel 4 series celebrating the achievements of British scientists. David Attenborough contributed pieces on Christopher Wren and Joseph Banks in Episodes 1&2. Guest presenter Yes
2010 Attenborough's Journey 1x60min Sir David Attenborough tells anecdotes from his broadcasting career as the cameras follow him filming First Life Presenter Yes
2010 BBC's The Born Free Legacy 1x60min Documentary marking the 50th anniversary of Joy Adamson's book Born Free. Including home footage of Elsa and her cubs shot by the Adamsons, and interview with David Attenborough. Guest Interviewee No
2010 BBC's "Mad and Bad:60 Years of Science on TV" 1x90min This documentary takes a fantastic, incisive and funny voyage through the rich heritage of science TV in the UK, from real science programmes (including The Sky At Night, Horizon, Tomorrow's World, The Ascent of Man) to science-fiction (such as The Quatermass Experiment, Doctor Who, Doomwatch, Blake's 7, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy), to find out what it tells us about Britain over the last 60 years. Includes an interview with David Attenborough. Guest Interviewee No
2010 Museum of Life 5x60min Museum of Life is a 2010 BBC2 documentary, that takes a look behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum, London. Sir David Attenborough presents his views on role of Natural History Museum in episodes:A Museum in a Modern World and "A collection for the Future". Guest interviewee No
2010 BBC's Timeshift – „When Britain Went Wild 1x59min Timeshift explores the untold story of how Britain 'went wild' in the 1960s. It shows how the British people fell in love with animals and how, by the end of the decade, wildlife protection had become an intrinsic part of our culture. Before that time people knew very little about endangered species or the natural world - the very word 'environment' was hardly recognised. But the 1960s saw a sea change. The film discovers how early television wildlife programmes with David Attenborough, writers such as Gerald Durrell and Gavin Maxwell and pioneers of conservation such as Peter Scott contributed to that transformation. Guest interviewee No
2010 Birds Britannia 4x60min Birds Britannia is a four-part BBC Four television series about the birds of the United Kingdom, first shown in 2010.[1] It was produced by Stephen Moss. Each of the four, sixty-minute episodes concentrates on one kind of bird. Episodes: Garden birds; Waterbirds; Seabirds and Birds of the countryside. The series has no presenter, and is narrated by the Scottish actor Bill Paterson, with filmed interviews with a wide range of experts and bird enthusiasts, including David Attenborough (in all 4 episodes) Interviewee No
2010 BBC - Jane Goodall: Beauty And The Beast 60 min In 1960, a young secretary from Bournemouth, with no scientific qualifications, entered a remote forest in Africa and achieved something nobody else had ever done before. Jane Goodall became accepted by a group of wild chimpanzees, making discoveries that transformed our understanding of them, and challenged the way we define ourselves as human beings by showing just how close we are as a species to our nearest living relatives. Since then, both she and the chimps of Gombe in Tanzania have become world famous - Jane as the beauty of many wildlife films, they as the beasts with something profound to tell us. As one of the programme's contributors, David Attenborough, suggests, Jane Goodall's story could be a fable if it wasn't true. Guest interviewee No
2011 PBS Nature. "Elsa's Legacy - The Born Free Story" 53 min Sir David Attenborough gives interview on significance of Elsa and Adamson family on development of nature conservation movement". Guest interviewee No
2011 BBC's "Great Thinkers: In Their Own Words 3x59 min Series which looks at important thinkers throuth the TV and Radio broadcasts they made for the BBC. Includes rare and never seen archive of Freud, Jung and Bertrand Russell. Contributions by Sir David Attenborough. Guest comentator No
2011 Ocean Drifters - A Secret World beneath the Waves 16.30 min This is a short film about plankton written, produced and directed by Dr Richard Kirby (Marine Institute Research Fellow, Plymouth University) with a narration by Sir David Attenborough and music by Richard Grassby-Lewis. Drawing upon Richard Kirby's plankton imagery, Ocean Drifters reveals how the plankton have shaped life on Earth and continue to influence our lives in ways that most of us never imagine. Narrator No
2011 BBC's "Brave New World 5x49 min A science documentary television mini-series presented by Professor Stephen Hawking who examines how science is striving for humankind's next leap forward. Professor Stephen Hawking presents a global exploration of the scientific breakthroughs that are transforming our lives in the 21st century. With the help of some of the world's leading scientific figures - including Sir David Attenborough (in episodes – Health; Environment) - this five-part series reveals how science is striving for humankind's next leap forward. Episodes: Machines; Health; Technology; Environment; Biology. Episode "Environment: At Longleat Sir David Attenborough helps collect the DNA of an elephant for the Frozen Ark - a project to save all the world's species from extinction. Sir David Attenborough also introduces the work of the Millennium Seed Bank. Guest interviewee and presenter No
2011 BBC's "Ceramics: A Fragile History" 3X60 min Three-part series looking at the history of pottery in Britain. Contributors include David Attenborough. Guest interviewee No
2011 BBC's "The Secrets of Scott's Hut" 90 min Ben Fogle joins an expedition across Antarctica to find Captain Scott's hut, frozen in time for a century. The hut was built to support Scott's 1911 attempt to be first to the South Pole, and was later abandoned together with ten thousand personal, everyday and scientific items. Ben uncovers the hut and its contents, finding new information about his hero Scott and his famously tragic expedition. Sir David Attenborough gives interview on significance of Scotts Hut". Guest interviewee No
2011 Atlantic Productions: The Bachelor King 75 min Sir David Attenborough’s ground breaking documentary film was shot in stunning 3D on the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia over a period of five months and follows the extraordinary lives of King Penguins, to imagine what one penguin’s life could be. Writer and presenter No
2011 Break the Science Barrier Unknown Break the Science Barrier is a 1996 television documentary written and presented by Richard Dawkins, which promotes the viewpoint that scientific endeavour is not only useful, but also intellectually stimulating and exciting. Featuring interviews with many well-known figures from the world of science and beyond, it was originally broadcast on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom. Sir David Attenborough is one of the guest interviewee's Guest Interviewee Yes
2012 BBC: Tales of Television Centre 90 min Documentary which recalls the heyday of one of Britain's most iconic buildings, BBC Television Centre, through the memories of Sir David Attenborough and other staff. A rich variety of archive includes moments from studio recordings of classic programmes and vintage behind-the-scenes footage from the home of many of the most celebrated programmes in British TV history. Guest interviewee No
2013 When Björk Met Attenborough 1x30min Sir David Attenborough collaborates with Björk on this Channel 4 documentary which looks at music in the natural world Co-presenter Yes
2013 Goodbye Television Centre 130 min It was the dream factory, the symbolic home of British television - iconic, eccentric, more than just a building. After 53 years Television Centre, the BBC's TV headquarters, in 2013 closed its doors. Host Michael Grade gathered together Sir David Attenborough and many other of its best-loved faces to stroll down the memory lane for the very last time. Guest No
2013 Bill Bailey's Jungle Hero 2x60min Brit comedian and nature lover Bill Bailey introduces us to naturalist Alfred Russell Wallace, contemporary of Charles Darwin and independent discoverer of the mechanics of natural selection and biological evolution. Episodes: In Borneo& In the Spice Islands. Guest Interviewee No
2013 The Forgotten Story of Alfred Russel Wallace 5 min Alfred Russel Wallace was a pioneering naturalist who discovered thousands of new species, published numerous books and conceived the most important theory in biology independently of Charles Darwin: evolution by natural selection. But whilst Darwin has gone on to become a household name, Alfred Russel Wallace has largely remained in his shadow to this day. On the 100th anniversary of Wallace's death, Sir David Attenborough tells the story of this extraordinary explorer and explains why Wallace is, in Attenborough's opinion, the "most admirable character in the history of science". Writer & narrator No
2013 Edwardian Insects on Film 1x60min In 1908 amateur naturalist Percy Smith stunned cinema goers with his surreal film The Acrobatic Fly. Featuring a bluebottle juggling a series of objects, the film became front page news. Now wildlife cameraman Charlie Hamilton-James attempts to recreate this fascinating film. Along the way, Hamilton-James (helped by Sir David Attenborough who saw Smith's films as a boy) tells the story of Percy's remarkable career and reveals the genius behind this forgotten pioneer of British film. Guest Interviewee No
2014 The Folio Society’s video series, "For the Love of Books" 1x15min Sir David Attenborough reflects on what printed books have meant to him throughout his life. David Attenborough, who has collaborated on a number of Folio Society editions, is one of the world’s foremost naturalists. His career spans 60 years of broadcasting and he is the author of numerous books. Presenter No
2014 A Culture Show Special, "Sir Kenneth Clark: Portrait of a Civilised Man" Unknown Sir Kenneth Clark was one of the most influential figures in 20th century British art, holding the posts of keeper of the King's Pictures and director of the National Gallery as well as being a founder member of the Arts Council. He is best remembered as the presenter of landmark BBC series Civilisation, which told the history of the Western world through its art To coincide with Tate Britain's current exhibition on Clark opening, this Culture Show special presents an intimate portrait of a contradictory and elusive character who transformed the UK's cultural landscape. Guest Interviewee No
2014 Lincoln School of Media, "Sir Joseph Banks - Endeavour" 1x12min This short documentary features David Attenborough discussing the life and legacy of Sir Joseph Banks, botanist, scientist, explorer and President of the Royal Society. Interviewee No
2015 Society of Biology, "Biology - Changing the World" 1x14min This short documentary features David Attenborough discussing role of biology. Interviewee No
2015 BBC's "When President Barack Obama met Sir David Attenborough" 35 min The distinguished broadcaster and naturalist, Sir David Attenborough, has been on a visit to the White House at the personal invitation of US President Obama. The president, who is said to be a great admirer of Sir David's work, wanted to discuss the future of the natural world. In an extraordinary meeting of minds, President Barack Obama has interviewed Sir David Attenborough at the White House. During the meeting, the two men discussed the future of the planet, their passion for nature and what can be done to protect it. Guest Interviewee No
2015 Eden TV, "Wild Canada" 4x42min From the makers of Human Planet and Planet Earth, and narrated by David Attenborough, Wild Canada is an epic four-part series that takes place through time and across the vast scale of the Canadian landscape, revealing the country as it has never been seen before. Played out in four, back-to-back episodes, Wild Canada takes an awe-inspiring look at the country’s majestic terrain and diverse species. This is the largest natural history survey of Canada ever seen on television and shows animal behaviour never before captured. Episodes: "The Wild West";Ice Edge; "The Heartland"; "The Eternal Frontier" Narrator No
2015 BBC's "VE Day: Remembering Victory" Unknown To mark 70 years since VE Day, some of Britain's best-loved entertainers recall the jubilation of that unforgettable day. On the 8th May 1945 Churchill broadcast the long-awaited announcement that the war in Europe was over. To celebrate Britain threw the biggest street party the country had ever seen. Seventy years on some of Britain's best-loved entertainers recall the jubilation of that unforgettable day. The extraordinary archive of celebrations all over Britain helps bring back the memories. Britain's celebrities - including Sir David Attenborough - share their memories of the tea parties, bonfires, joyful tears and dancing in the streets. After the heady days of celebration it was back to the realities of food rationing and unheated homes; but gradually the nation got back on its feet. Guest Interviewee No
2016 Sky's "Attenborough at 90: Behind the Lens" 45 min As Sir David Attenborough turns 90, this intimate film presents new interviews, eye-opening behind-the-scenes footage and extraordinary clips from some of his most recent films. The doc, which was made for the occasion of Attenborough’s 90th birthday, was shot over seven years and follows him as he travels to Borneo, Morocco and the Galapagos to shoot wildlife specials. Geffen, the CEO of Atlantic Productions, commented, “This is such a special Attenborough film because unusually he is the subject. As I look back over the last seven years, I never fail to be amazed by his extraordinary ambition and drive to use the very latest technology to communicate the natural world to audiences around the globe. This film gives audiences the chance to see what it’s like to be on the road with David." Guest Interviewee No
2016 BBC "Attenborough at 90" 58 min In celebration of his ninetieth birthday, Sir David Attenborough shares extraordinary highlights of his life and career with broadcaster Kirsty Young, including the inspiring people he has met, the extraordinary journeys he has made and the remarkable animal encounters he has had across the globe. Joined by colleagues and friends, including Michael Palin and Chris Packham, Sir David shares some of the unforgettable moments from his unparalleled career, from capturing unique animal behaviour for the first time to the fast-paced advances in wildlife filming technology, as well as stories of the wonder and fragility of the natural world - stories that Sir David has spent his life exploring and championing. Guest Interviewee Yes

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