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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First transmitted in 1956, the Zoo Quest team sail to Komodo island, the home of a giant lizard known as the Komodo dragon. The first and last known sighting of these animals by a European was in 1912. Once on shore however, David Attenborough soon comes face to face with the prehistoric-looking creatures. A villager had recently been killed by one, and it is plain to see why they are a danger to man. Attenborough also discovers that all is not safe on board the boat.
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- David Attenborough
- Camera Operator
- Charles Lagus
- Nancy Thomas
Fri 9 Nov 1956 20:15 BBC Television Service
A collection of programmes showcasing the early work of Sir David Attenborough.