Over three very personal films, Sir David Attenborough looks back at the unparalleled changes in natural history that he has witnessed during his 60-year career.
Runtime: 60 minutes
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Attenborough: 60 Years in the Wild is a three-part BBC documentary series chronicling the 60 years career making wildlife programmes of Sir David Attenborough. The first hour-long programme, titled “Life on Camera” was broadcast on Friday 16 November 2012 on BBC Two at 9pm. The second part, “Understanding the Natural World” and third and final part, “Our Fragile Planet” were broadcast on following Fridays, 23 and 30 November 2012.
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In this episode Attenborough “looks back on the iconic animal encounters which have shaped his career”. These include the first natural history film he ever saw, a “fanciful story of penguins presented by eccentric Englishman Cherry Kearton”; his early work on the black and white Zoo Quest series, where he had to describe the colour of the animals shown; and recalling his first landmark series Life on Earth, and how jet travel enabled him to visit 30 countries for filming for the series in three years. He revisits Borneo, talks about a night-time encounter with a lion pride, and shows how to catch a Komodo dragon. He also discusses the technological advancements in wildlife film-making over the past 60 years.
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