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Movies-TV Over the years, Sir David Attenborough has be.e a household name throughout Britain, known best for his pioneering natural history films, bringing wonder and amazing beauty to our television screens. In a career spanning almost five decades, both as a broadcaster and then a naturalist, there are few places left on earth that Sir David has not visited. In fact, it is said that, apart from astronauts, he has travelled further than anyone else in human history. Having studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University, Sir David graduated in 1947, .pleting two years National Service in the Royal Navy before joining a renowned publishing house in London. In 1952 he was to begin his long-standing relationship with the BBC, joining them as a trainee producer, travelling to remote parts of the world to capture rare wildlife footage for Zoo Quest. His first expedition was with a team from London Zoo out to Freetown in West Africa, a trip that took three days simply to get there. Today we take air travel for granted, but in the 1950s it was far more problematic, taking Sir David and the crew up to five stages to reach destinations in the Far East. Back home, in between Zoo Quest series Sir David presented archaeological quizzes and political broadcasts as well as programmes on gardening and religion. By 1965 he had risen to Controller of Britain’s latest channel, BBC2, and during his three years in this role it was Sir David who introduced colour television, along with such series as Monty Python’s Flying Circus. In 1973, having strengthened the channel’s mainstream popularity, he resigned from his post as Director of Programmes for the BBC. Following his passion, Sir David chose to return to the role he loved best, the making of nature documentaries. Eastwards with Attenborough and The Tribal Eye were followed in 1979 by the ambitious Life on Earth. Sir David wrote all thirteen episodes of this latter series, which was to be.e the first of a trilogy produced by the BBC Natural History Unit, followed in 1984 by The Living Pla. and in 1990 by The Trials of Life. Like his younger brother, the actor Lord Richard Attenborough, he was to achieve prestigious recognition for services to his industry. In 1985, two years after election as a Fellow of the Royal Society, he was knighted. Sir David continued to make further landmark series for the BBC, including The Private Life of Plants, Life of Mammals and Life in the Undergrowth. In 1997 the BBC Natural History Unit marked its 40th anniversary and, although by then entering his seventies, Sir David narrated their award-winning Wildlife Specials, going on to present the epic ten-part Life of Birds. His work has taken him all over the globe – from Antarctica for Life in the Freezer to much warmer climes for Attenborough in Paradise – and he has done everything from picking up tapeworm to waking with a lioness on his chest. Being such an extensive traveller, he has countless such anecdotes to tell, including the time a Christmas flight from Puerto Rico was suddenly cancelled. How was he to return to London Zoo with a collection of hungry armadillos and anacondas? Thankfully, another airline saved the day, flying Sir David and friends home First Class, with his precious cargo dining on Californian peaches and caviar! Sir David is firmly established as the world’s leading maker of natural history programmes. Aside from his knighthood, he has received many other accolades, including honorary degrees from around the globe, and is also a Trustee of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. He hates being asked "what next?" and loves depending on the home that he and wife Jill have shared on Richmond Hill for almost forty years. He doesn’t even own a car. Yet, had he not spent half his life travelling the pla., the public might not have been introduced to the many species of animal he has brought to our screens. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: