David Attenborough: 'Zoo Quest' years.

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

David Attenborough: 'Zoo Quest' years.

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David Attenborough holding an armadillo.

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David Attenborough in the studio with an armadillo.

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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'.

Documents

A memo from David Attenborough proposing a new natural history series.

Proposal for the first 'Zoo Quest' series

WRITTEN 1953
3 Pages

David Attenborough proposes that the BBC should collaborate with London Zoo to make a natural history series filmed on location.

A memo estimating the costs for the 'Zoo Quest' expedition to Indonesia.

Breakdown of costs for the 'Zoo Quest' series

WRITTEN 1956
1 Page

The costs and expenses of a major TV series in 1956.

A memo from David Attenborough requesting tropical clothing.

The costs for a tropical kit

WRITTEN 1956
1 Page

David Attenborough's clothing budget on Zoo Quest.

A letter from David Attenborough in Indonesia

Personal correspondence between Attenborough and BBC Head of Talks

WRITTEN 1956
3 Pages

Attenborough shares his frustrations over bureaucratic red tape in Indonesia.

A letter from Leonard Miall, Head of Department, to David Attenborough.

A Letter to David Attenborough from his boss

WRITTEN 1956
1 Page

An amused Head of Department replies to Attenborough's recent correspondence.

A letter from David Attenborough in Indonesia.

Attenborough updates his boss

WRITTEN 1956
2 Pages

David Attenborough recounts his experiences so far, including malaria and cracked ribs, in the quest for a dragon.

A letter of thanks from David Attenborough to an associate in Indonesia.

Thanks for air-sea rescue plans

WRITTEN 1956
1 Page

A letter of thanks from David Attenborough to an associate in Indonesia.

A letter of thanks from David Attenborough to the Indonesian Ministry of Information in Jakarta.

Thanks to the Indonesian Ministry of Information

WRITTEN 1956
1 Page

David Attenborough sends a personal letter of thanks.

Formal memo to Leonard Miall from David Attenborough.

The difficulties encountered in Indonesia

WRITTEN 1956
2 Pages

David Attenborough provides a formal review of the expedition for his boss.

A letter of thanks from David Attenborough to a keeper at London Zoo.

A letter from Attenborough to 'Smithy' at London Zoo

WRITTEN 1956
1 Page

The Monkey House at London Zoo sees an influx of visitors as a result of an episode of 'Zoo Quest'.

An audience report.

'Zoo Quest' audience research report

WRITTEN 1956
2 Pages

A report showing how viewers reacted to the last episode of 'Zoo Quest for a Dragon'.

A letter from David Attenborough explaining the reasons the 'Zoo Quest' team could not bring back a Komodo dragon.

Attenborough explains why he didn't bring back a Komodo dragon

WRITTEN 1958
1 Page

Correspondence from David Attenborough explaining why he didn't bring back a Komodo dragon.

Galleries

David Attenborough looks at a map of Antarctica.

David Attenborough: 'Zoo Quest' years.

Photographs of David Attenborough from the 'Zoo Quest' years.

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