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David Attenborough: Zoo Quest for a Dragon | Seeking the Komodo dragon in Indonesia

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Celebrating David Attenborough's groundbreaking contributions to television and the study of natural history, this collection revisits his first great success - 'Zoo Quest'.

The 'Zoo Quest' series began as a joint venture with London Zoo and ended with millions of viewers seeing for themselves animals and locations that might otherwise have remained the stuff of myths and legends.

For additional archive television programmes visit theĀ David Attenborough: The Early Years collection.

David Attenborough: Zoo Quest for a Dragon Collection

Close up of David Attenborough, 1956.

Zoo Quest for a Dragon

1: Borneo

BROADCAST 1956
29 MINUTES

The first episode of a six-part series in which David Attenborough searches for the Komodo dragon.

A wooden figure belonging to the Dayak people of Borneo.

Zoo Quest for a Dragon

2: Borneo

BROADCAST 1956
24 MINUTES

David Attenborough's search for rare animals in Borneo continues.

An active volcano called Bromo on Java, Indonesia.

Zoo Quest for a Dragon

3: Java

BROADCAST 1956
24 MINUTES

David Attenborough travels through Java on his journey towards Komodo.

A Balinese boy plays a wind instrument.

Zoo Quest for a Dragon

4: Bali

BROADCAST 1956
29 MINUTES

David Attenborough's search for rare animals reaches Bali.

Three figures walk in an avenue of palm trees on the island of Bali.

Zoo Quest for a Dragon

5: Bali

BROADCAST 1956
30 MINUTES

The 'Zoo Quest' team wander off the beaten track on the beautiful island of Bali.

The Komodo dragon.

Zoo Quest for a Dragon

6: Dragons of Komodo

BROADCAST 1956
31 MINUTES

David Attenborough arrives on the island of Komodo hoping to discover its secrets.

David Attenborough talking to camera, 2007.

Special Interview

David Attenborough

RECORDED c. 2007
7 MINUTES

David Attenborough shares his memories of 'Zoo Quest'.

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