The archive that exists of David Attenborough's broadcasting career spans 50 years of radio and television. His name is synonymous with the natural world around us. From Zoo Quest in the 1950s to the ground-breaking Life on Earth in the 70s to Planet Earth in 2006, he has broadcast from the coldest poles, the hottest deserts, the highest mountains and the deepest oceans, taking worldwide audiences with him on his journeys. The past five decades have also seen the most extraordinary strides forward in television and film-making technology, allowing film-makers to go to more places and return with more intimate and revealing images of the world and its wildlife than ever before - and it continues apace. Here, Attenborough, approaching his 80th birthday, is in conversation with Brian Leith. Producer Sheena Duncan
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