Borneo - Part Two

Duration: 25 minutes

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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  • More about this programme

    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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David Attenborough
Camera Operator
Charles Lagus
Nancy Thomas
Daan Hubrecht


  • Fri 12 Oct 1956 20:45 BBC Television Service

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