Since the 1950s, he has enthralled television viewers with his magnificent wildlife broadcasts from the most remote regions of the world.
Sir David Attenborough now acknowledges that he wishes he had produced more shows at home.
The well-liked broadcaster claimed that internal politics at the BBC stopped him from making British-focused documentaries for the most of his career. He is now making up for this with a new series called Wild Isles, which will air later this year.
If there is one thing I regret—and to be honest, there isn’t much—it would be how much time I spent working on natural history projects abroad.
The 96-year-old told the Telegraph: “I went to Sierra Leone in 1954 on my first abroad trip and it was unforgettable, but I haven’t been back.” He claimed that British landscapes mean more to him than exotic locales because they reflect “a continuous thread” in his life. The British nature, however, has always existed.
Sir David Attenborough’s NATURAL TALENT may be seen in 1979 during the filming of Life On Earth and the upcoming series Wild Isles.
Since the 1950s, he has captivated television viewers with his magnificent wildlife broadcasts from all corners of the world.
Early in his BBC career, Sir David claimed that “a chap seeking to establish Bristol as a centre of natural history” prohibited him from filming in Britain.
The BBC’s Natural History Unit, established in Bristol in 1957, would produce any films about nature in the country, he claimed, so he was forced to concentrate on wildlife in other parts of the world.
He understood which ropes to tug, and I could see things boiling over, according to Sir David. After some discussion, it was decided that I wouldn’t look into British natural history at all. Instead, I would travel to places like Africa and South America while [they] would handle natural history in Britain. And up until very recently, I maintained that.
After starting at the BBC in 1952, Attenborough made his television debut in 1954, which is now celebrating its 69th year.
He made a name for himself with the revolutionary Life On Earth series, which debuted in 1979.
Although the presenter insists that “the present is considerably more potent than the past,” she prefers to gaze ahead. That’s the thing about wildlife, he explained, “it’s always replenishing.”
According to Sir David, who reports receiving up to 50 letters from kids each day, the younger generation’s commitment to the environment gives him hope.
Now, he added, “People don’t write to me about The Wind in the Willows.” “They write about real-world issues. How upset they were when they picked up a bag of plastic while strolling along the beach with their mother. He gives instructors, who he calls “a tremendous job,” credit for this transformation.
Sir David acknowledged that he was surprised to be back on the set of his new BBC programme, a five-part documentary series about the nature of Britain and Ireland, as he cannot deny his advanced age.
I’m incredibly fortunate, he remarked. ‘It’s hard for me to believe it’s true.
“I’m now in my mid-90s and as active as I was in my 60s or even my 30s.
It’s incredible that one can go on,
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