David Attenborough - The Early Years

First transmitted in 2013, Sir David Attenborough recalls key moments from his early broadcasting career and shares the stories behind them.

Among the highlights featured are Sir David's first encounter with Elsa the lioness immortalised by the Born Free book, and the logistics behind being the first to film indri lemurs, using a recording of their loud, distinctive calls to entice the animals out of hiding.

Having recently completed the landmark natural history series Africa (2012), Sir David also reflects on his first trip to the continent while filming Zoo Quest to West Africa in 1955.

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Wed 23 Jan 2013 22:00
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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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Role Contributor
PresenterSir David Attenborough
ProducerShaun Qureshi
DirectorShaun Qureshi
ProducerSandra Gorel
Executive ProducerTom Williams
Sound RecordistMatt Powell
Camera OperatorChris Bowerman

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