Borneo - Part Two

First transmitted in 1956, David Attenborough and the Zoo Quest team ventured to the islands of South East Asia in search of the legendary Komodo dragon.

In this stretch of the journey, Attenborough has a close encounter with a crocodile, spends time with Dayak villagers and makes the acquaintance of Benjamin, an abandoned baby bear.

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Fri 12 Oct 1956 20:45
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Sir David Attenborough - The Early Years

Sir David 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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In his memoirs, 'Life on Air', David Attenborough describes how, at the time of his visit there in 1956, Bali was 'the epitome of a remote Oriental paradise', with just one hotel in the main town and an airfield so small that there were rarely any international visitors.

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Role Contributor
PresenterDavid Attenborough
Camera OperatorCharles Lagus
DirectorNancy Thomas
ParticipantDaan Hubrecht

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