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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.

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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