Sir David Attenborough: A Life on Earth Premiering Wednesday 24th September @ 9.30pm on BBC Knowledge

Date: 04.09.2014     Last updated: 04.09.2014 at 11.49
Category: BBC Worldwide
BBC Knowledge presents Sir David Attenborough: A Life on Earth, a special program offering an insight into the extraordinary life of the world’s best-known natural history film-maker.

Sir David Attenborough is larger than life, his distinctive voice as recognisable as his name. In this program, renowned Australian journalist Ray Martin turns the cameras away from the beloved wildlife Sir David has spent his life documenting and onto the man himself.

 

The show is an edited interview culled from a series of sold-out events held in theatres across Australia in 2012 and 2013. It provides a unique insight into Sir David the man, as well as his extraordinary life experiences, untold stories, the evolution of filming techniques and his passion for bringing us closer to nature - supported by clips from the 1950s to the current day.

 

Conversations include Sir David's upbringing, his family, his love affair with fossils and his earliest fossil foraging experiences. He also reminisces on the early days of TV and how he, as a TV producer, inadvertently ended up in front of the camera presenting natural history programs.

 

Sir David Attenborough: A Life on Earth available now to view on the BBC Worldwide Press Preview site.  Access can be requested from the home page.  http://www.bbcworldwidepreviews.com/

For more information please contact: Phoebe Price  on  +61 2 9744 4507

phoebe.price@bbc.com

 

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