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David Attenborough's Zoo Quest in Colour

The best of David Attenborough's early adventures as never seen before - in colour - and with it the story of how the pioneering television series Zoo Quest was made.

Thanks to a remarkable discovery in the BBC's film vaults, the best of David Attenborough's early Zoo Quest adventures can now be seen as never before, in colour, and with it the remarkable story of how this pioneering television series was made.

First broadcast in December 1954, Zoo Quest was one of the most popular television series of its time and launched the career of the young David Attenborough as a wildlife presenter. It completely changed how viewers saw the world, revealing wildlife and tribal communities that had never been filmed or even seen before.

Broadcast ten years before colour television was seen in the UK, Zoo Quest was thought to have been filmed in black and white, until now. Using this extraordinary new-found colour film, together with new behind-the-scenes stories from David Attenborough and cameraman Charles Lagus, this special showcases the very best of Zoo Quest to West Africa, Zoo Quest to Guiana and Zoo Quest for a Dragon in stunning HD colour for the very first time.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Mon 13 Jan 2020 02:20


Role Contributor
Presenter David Attenborough
Presenter Charles Lagus
Producer Anuschka Schofield
Series Producer Miles Barton
Executive Producer Michael Gunton


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