David Attenborough: The Voice of Nature

Photographer: Mark Tipple

David Attenborough has inspired generations to learn more about the natural world, bringing adventure and wonder, dinosaurs and polar bears, into the homes of millions of television viewers. The reassuring, hushed and reverential whisper has narrated every journey, as he surveys almost every aspect of life on earth.


A look at the life of Sir David Attenborough as he turns 90.
-David Attenborough’s 60-year career with the BBC has established him as one of the UK’s most-loved broadcasters.
-The Life series, which he writes and hosts, has helped to form a comprehensive survey of all life on the planet.
-He studied geology and zoology at Clare College, Cambridge and, after two years’ national service with the navy and a brief spell working in publishing; he joined the BBC as a producer in 1950.
-Eventually moving in front of the camera, Attenborough’s face and voice gradually became synonymous with the BBC’s wildlife output.
-He later became controller of BBC2 in 1965, where he was responsible for creating the identity of the channel that lasted for decades.
-Attenborough commissioned programmes such as Call My BluffThe Money Programme and Monty Python’s Flying Circus but eventually his job took him further away from programme-making so he resigned in 1979 to fully focus on what was to become the hugely popular Life series.
-With many awards to his name Attenborough is the only person to have won BAFTAs for programmes made in black and white, colour HD and 3D.
-He has received 31 honorary degrees from British universities, more than any other person, and his full-title is Sir David Attenborough, OM, CH, CVO, CBE, FRS.
-Now he continues to work on television, film and radio projects for the BBC.
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