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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.


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 and Lagus returned to South America and visited the grasslands and wetlands of Paraguay Writer, presenter, sound-recordist and producer No


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 30min 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; Antartic 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 Ocassional 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


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 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 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.; 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 ?; 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


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 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


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


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 A profile of crocodiles, turtles and other modern reptiles whose ancestry can be traced back to the dinosaurs 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


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 David Attenborough's Death of 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 No
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 1x60min 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 TBA
2015 David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities: Series 3 6x30min 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 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 savannah, jungle or ocean. Presenter TBA

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
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 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 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
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 Assasins; 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
1973 Natural Break 15x10min A series of short programmes based on archive footage, produced by John Sparks Presenter No
1974 Children of The Way Uknown A BBC documentary on 500,000 Muslims living in Britain in the early 1970's - 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
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
1982 Omnibus 1 episode Series 16, Episode 6. Attenborough interviews Lucie Rie about her studio pottery Presenter No
1983 Natural World Unknown BBC Two series still on air, for which Attenborough has narrated or presented 60 episodes 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 ise guest interviewee in episode "Living Together" 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 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
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 59 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 episode:"A collection for the Future". Guest interviewee No
2010 Masterpieces of the British Museum 6x30min 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
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 60min 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 3*59 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 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 (Episode – 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 Millenium Seed Bank. Guest presentor 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
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 Whitley Awards 1x10min Sir David Attenborough presents the Whitley Awards Programme Presenter 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 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 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


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