Episode 4

Duration: 30 minutes

First transmitted in 1961, David Attenborough continues his search for the rare animals of Madagascar and finds ant lions, giant moths, mud wasps and several kinds of lemur, some of which he brings to the studio. He watches flamingos and helps remove poachers' traps, which have been set to catch brown lemurs.

  • Sir David Attenborough - The Early Years

    Attenborough the Early Years

    This programme is part of a BBC Four Collection showcasing the early work of Sir David Attenborough.

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David Attenborough
Camera Operator
Geoffrey Mulligan
David Attenborough


  • Fri 23 Jun 1961 20:25 BBC Television Service

  • Wed 31 Jan 1962 17:25 BBC Television Service

  • Sun 9 Oct 1966 15:05 BBC One

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