Nature: Attenborough's Life Stories
Wednesday, March 18 at 8:00 p.m.
“I’ve been lucky enough to live through what well might be considered the golden age of natural history filmmaking.” – Sir David Attenborough
Sir David Attenborough was eight years old in 1934 when he saw his first natural history film.
It featured the popular naturalist Cherry Kearton, one of the earliest pioneers of wildlife photography and filmmaking. “Kearton’s films captured my childish imagination,” says Attenborough. “It made me dream of traveling to far off places to film wild animals.”
Years later, those dreams became an illustrious reality. For over half a century, Attenborough has been at the forefront of natural history filmmaking, witnessing an unparalleled period of change in our planet’s history. His first-hand accounts offer a unique perspective on the natural world.
As he marks more than 60 years on television, "Nature" presents "Attenborough’s Life Stories," a retrospective of his life and work.
Pictured above: Attenborough on location in Sabah, Borneo.
At right: A Mountain tree shrew on a Rajah pitcher plant in Borneo.