101 Facts About David Attenborough

1. Sir David Attenborough might not like the term "national treasure" but there are few better ways to sum him up.

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2. Sir David Attenborough always packs with him "the same clothes: a blue shirt and chinos.

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3. Sir David Attenborough is currently the voice of Dynasties, a five-part nature documentary series airing on the BBC on Sunday nights.

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4. Sir David Attenborough will appear on screen to "top and tail" the programmes and deliver the voiceover narration for the programmes.

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5. Sir David Attenborough warns extinction of the natural world is 'on the horizon'.

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6. In 1952 David Attenborough completed his training and began working for the television station as a producer, thus marking the beginning of what would be a milestone career, both at the BBC and far, far beyond it.

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7. David Attenborough left the BBC to begin writing and producing various series, including the smash hit Life on Earth, which set the standards for the modern nature documentary.

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8. In 1988, David Attenborough got an honorary Doctor of Science award from University of Oxford.

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9. David Attenborough is very popular because he contributes to the wildlife filmmaking and broadcasting.

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10. David Attenborough was recognized as the presenter and writer of Life series.

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11. David Attenborough collaborated with BBC Natural History Unit to do survey on the plant and animal life on Earth.

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12. David Attenborough was director of television programming of the BBC from 1968 to 1972, but he resigned to write and produce television series on a freelance basis.

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13. Sir David Attenborough might not like the term "national treasure" but there are few better ways to sum him up.

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14. Sir David Attenborough riding on the Vomit Comet to experience weightlessness.

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15. Sir David Attenborough always packs with him "the same clothes: a blue shirt and chinos.

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16. Sir David Attenborough lost his niece and grandniece in 2004 to the Thailand tsunami.

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17. Sir David Attenborough is the most inspirational animal lover and Ive learnt so much from his programmes.

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18. David Attenborough lived for a very long time and he's still alive.

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19. Sir David Attenborough is returning to BBC One to present a new natural history series, exploring the seven "extraordinary" continents.

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20. David Attenborough recently urged politicians and business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos to tackle climate change, warning that "the Garden of Eden is no more".

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21. David Attenborough added: 'Our Planet will take viewers on a spectacular journey of discovery showcasing the beauty and fragility of our natural world.

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22. David Attenborough wrote an accompanying volume to each of his nine Life documentaries, along with books on tribal art and birds of paradise.

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23. David Attenborough became a pioneer in the 3D documentary format with Flying Monsters in 2010.

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24. In 2013, David Attenborough joined rock guitarists Brian May and Slash in opposing the government's policy on the cull of badgers in the UK by participating in a song dedicated to badgers.

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25. David Attenborough expressed regret at some of the changes made to the BBC in the 1990s by its Director-General, John Birt, who introduced an internal market at the corporation, slimmed and even closed some departments and outsourced much of the corporation's output to private production companies, in line with the Broadcasting Act 1990.

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26. David Attenborough is a lifelong supporter of the BBC, public service broadcasting and the television licence.

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27. David Attenborough has joined the evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins and other top scientists in signing a campaign statement co-ordinated by the British Humanist Association.

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28. In 2002, David Attenborough joined an effort by leading clerics and scientists to oppose the inclusion of creationism in the curriculum of UK state-funded independent schools which receive private sponsorship, such as the Emmanuel Schools Foundation.

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29. In 2018, David Attenborough said in an interview with the BBC's Newsnight, that slowing population growth is key to saving the planet.

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30. David Attenborough supported Glyndebourne in their successful application to obtain planning permission for a wind turbine in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and gave evidence at the planning inquiry arguing in favour of the proposal.

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31. David Attenborough was featured prominently in The Way We Went Wild, a series about natural history television presenters, and 100 Years of Wildlife Films (2007), a special programme marking the centenary of the nature documentary.

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32. David Attenborough has honorary Doctor of Science awards from the University of Cambridge and University of Oxford (1988).

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33. David Attenborough is an honorary member of BSES Expeditions, a youth development charity that operates challenging scientific research expeditions to remote wilderness environments.

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34. David Attenborough is a patron of the Friends of Richmond Park and serves on the advisory board of BBC Wildlife magazine.

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35. In May 2005, David Attenborough was appointed as patron of the UK's Blood Pressure Association, which provides information and support to people with hypertension.

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36. In 2019, David Attenborough was scheduled to narrate Our Planet, an eight-part documentary series, for Netflix.

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37. David Attenborough contributed a programme which highlighted the plight of endangered species to the BBC's Saving Planet Earth project in 2007, the 50th anniversary of the Natural History Unit.

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38. David Attenborough has narrated over 50 episodes of Natural World, BBC Two's flagship wildlife series.

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39. David Attenborough narrated every episode of Wildlife on One, a BBC One wildlife series that ran for 253 episodes between 1977 and 2005.

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40. David Attenborough wrote and presented a series on man's influence on the natural history of the Mediterranean basin, The First Eden, in 1987.

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41. David Attenborough presented a BBC children's series about cryptozoology entitled Fabulous Animals, which featured mythical creatures such as the griffin and kraken.

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42. David Attenborough presented a series on tribal art and another on the voyages of discovery (The Explorers, 1975).

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43. In 1969 David Attenborough was promoted to director of programmes, making him responsible for the output of both BBC channels.

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44. David Attenborough became the controller of BBC Two in March 1965, but had a clause inserted in his contract that would allow him to continue making programmes on an occasional basis.

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45. David Attenborough was educated at Wyggeston Grammar School for Boys in Leicester and then won a scholarship to Clare College, Cambridge in 1945, where he studied geology and zoology and obtained a degree in natural sciences.

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46. David Attenborough spent his childhood collecting fossils, stones, and natural specimens.

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47. David Attenborough is the middle of three sons, and the only surviving child among them.

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48. David Attenborough is the only person to have won BAFTAs for programmes in each of black and white, colour, HD, 3D and 4K.

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49. David Attenborough is a former senior manager at the BBC, having served as controller of BBC Two and director of programming for BBC Television in the 1960s and 1970s.

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50. David Attenborough is best known for writing and presenting, in conjunction with the BBC Natural History Unit, the nine natural history documentary series forming the Life collection that together constitute a comprehensive survey of animal and plant life on Earth.

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51. Sir David Attenborough is returning to our screens for a major new natural history series, Dynasties.

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52. Sir David Attenborough will voice a new Netflix nature documentary.

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53. David Attenborough is striking the right balance with new series.

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54. David Attenborough is presenting an epic new Netflix nature series called 'Our Planet'.

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55. David Attenborough talks alpha males, feminism—and new BBC documentary Dynasties.

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56. Sir David Attenborough is coming to Netflix for ambitious nature series with creators of Planet Earth and WWF.

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57. Sir David Attenborough said Our Planet would 'take viewers on a spectacular journey of discovery'.

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58. Sir David Attenborough is the name to have when it comes to nature documentaries—and the BBC are less-than-happy that Netflix have recruited him for new series, Our Planet.

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59. Sir David Attenborough will narrate a new Netflix documentary series that he says will take viewers on a "spectacular journey".

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60. Sir David Attenborough joins Netflix for new nature documentary series.

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61. Sir David Attenborough will provide the voice-over for Netflix original documentary series Our Planet.

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62. Sir David Attenborough will narrate a new Netflix documentary series that he says will take viewers on a 'spectacular journey'.

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63. Sir David Attenborough is to narrate the new original documentary series Our Planet, which will launch globally on Netflix on April 5, 2019.

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64. Sir David Attenborough has come to whisk you away from the nonstop news cyclone and bring you something good.

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65. Sir David Attenborough will be handling narrating duties for an upcoming nature documentary series for Netflix called Our Planet.

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66. Sir David Attenborough is to narrate a documentary series for streaming service Netflix about "the beauty and fragility of our natural world".

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67. Sir David Attenborough is the most popular person with the British public, according to a new survey by YouGov.

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68. Sir David Attenborough wants more women to lead like in the animal kingdom.

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69. Sir David Attenborough has been announced as Britain's most popular person, according to a new survey by YouGov.

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70. Sir David Attenborough revealed to be Britain's most popular person, according to new survey.

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71. Sir David Attenborough is announced as British public's most-popular person.

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72. Sir David Attenborough is returning to our screens this weekend for a major new natural history series, Dynasties.

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73. Sir David Attenborough says the contraceptive pill has dramatically changed society.

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74. David Attenborough says too much alarmism about climate change only puts viewers off.

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75. Sir David Attenborough voted as having the nation's favourite voice.

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76. Sir David Attenborough has revealed he was deeply moved by watching the plight of a chimpanzee, called David, in his new wildlife television series.

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77. David Attenborough is worth the licence fee alone!" What is it? The British Broadcasting Corporation—otherwise known as the BBC, Auntie or The Be.

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78. Sir David Attenborough has been doing himself out of a job.

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79. David Attenborough warns: 'Humans are putting entire species of animals at risk like never before'.

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80. Sir David Attenborough will return to BBC One next Sunday with the five-part wildlife documentary series, Dynasties—and the 92-year-old naturalist and BAFTA-winning broadcaster has explained what he hopes viewers will take away from his new show.

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81. Sir David Attenborough reveals the message he wants viewers to take away from new series Dynasties.

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82. Sir David Attenborough has ONE strict rule when filming nature documentaries.

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83. David Attenborough shines a light on animal interactions and habitat loss in politically charged new series Dynasties.

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84. David Attenborough has contributed forewords and introductions to many other works, notably those accompanying Planet Earth, Frozen Planet, Africa and other BBC series he has narrated.

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85. David Attenborough has subsequently become more vocal in his support of environmental causes.

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86. David Attenborough was named the most trusted celebrity in the UK in a 2006 Reader's Digest poll, and in 2007 he won The Culture Show's Living Icon Award.

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87. David Attenborough has been featured as the subject of a number of BBC television programmes.

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88. David Attenborough forged a partnership with Sky, working on documentaries for the broadcaster's new 3D network, Sky 3D.

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89. David Attenborough introduced and narrated the Unit's first 4K production Life Story.

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90. In the 1990s, David Attenborough continued to use the "Life" title for a succession of authored documentaries.

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91. David Attenborough was asked to join it, but declined, not wishing to move from London where he and his young family were settled.

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92. David Attenborough spent his childhood collecting fossils, stones and other natural specimens.

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93. David Attenborough was born in Isleworth, Middlesex, but grew up in College House on the campus of the University College, Leicester, where his father, Frederick, was principal.

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94. David Attenborough is widely considered a national treasure in Britain, although he himself does not like the term.

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95. Sir David Frederick David Attenborough is an English broadcaster and naturalist.

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96. David Attenborough is one of the most influential and admired figures in English television.

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97. Sir David Attenborough will be in attendance to lay a wreath.

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98. Sir David Attenborough has the nation's favourite voice, poll claims.

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99. Sir David Attenborough endorsed nature reserve completes five year project.

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100. Sir David Attenborough has the nation's favourite voice—beating Morgan Freeman and Stephen Fry in a new survey.

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101. Sir David Attenborough hits out at BBC crew for saving some penguins while filming for new series Dynasties.

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