It is now impossible to imagine any major wildlife or environmental program without the dulcet and distinguished tones of Sir David Attenborough. Even now, in his mid-Nineties, he continues to voice and front popular BBC and Netflix collaboration productions to worldwide acclaim. He still does this with the enthusiasm and panache that he displayed from his first appearances on our Television sets decades ago.
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As a collector of rocks and fossils, plus a healthy interest in nature in general, the young Attenborough began to cement his interests early. He first showed the signs of this by collecting Newts for his Father’s Universities Zoology department. Being no fool, he was paid to do this.
He was inspired towards environmentalism by a speaker at his school. The idea that human beings could be responsible for changes to the natural world was unthought-of at the time, but to Attenborough, it struck a chord. He went to University to study Zoology and Natural Sciences.
Initially, he wanted to join the BBC on its Radio series. This was still very popular at the time. He was rejected but caught the attention of the Television producers instead. Attenborough was reluctant. Like most Britons in the 50s, a TV was not a priority, and most people had only watched the Funeral of George the Sixth or the Coronation of Elizabeth the Second on one.
Attenborough began to produce and present shows set in London Zoo. When his co-presenter was taken ill, he was forced to front the show “Zoo quest” on his own and succeeded admirably.
He took over the control of BBC2 and set about making it a different channel to its bigger sister, BBC1. He made the channel more diverse and continued to present shows for it, all to do with nature and the natural world. With the wider and cheaper colour sets and signals becoming available, he was the man to bring snooker to the public’s consciousness.
He famously turned down Terry Wogan’s application to be a presenter and also decided against becoming the Director-General of the BBC. He wanted to be a presenter and get out in the field and show the world to the British Public via Life on Earth and the new UHF colour signal. A job he has been doing for the last 50 years.