Transcript: Attenborough's Journey | Mar 29, 2021

The director's assistant claps the slate and says MARKING THE BOOM.

An assistant says MARK IT.

David Attenborough sits on a rock by a shore, facing the camera. He is in his nineties, with short straight white hair and wears eggshell white trousers and a short-sleeved blue shirt.

He says THE GREAT BARRIER REEF IS
IN GRAVE DANGER.

The narrator says FOR OVER 65 YEARS,
SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH HAS BEEN
THE VOICE OF THE NATURAL WORLD.
HE'S TAKEN AUDIENCES TO THE
MOST EXTRAORDINARY PLACES
ON THE PLANET, INSPIRED
GENERATION AFTER GENERATION...

Attenborough spots a whale and says THE BLUE WHALE!

The narrator says AND HE'S BECOME ONE OF THE
MOST LOVED AND RESPECTED
BROADCASTERS OF OUR TIME.

He feeds a monkey and says THERE IS IT.
HA HA!

The narrator says DAVID ATTENBOROUGH'S LIFE IS
ONE OF THE MOST REMARKABLE
IN BROADCAST HISTORY.

A woman says HE'LL BE REMEMBERED AS THE
MAN WHO CREATED NATURAL HISTORY
PROGRAMMING ON SUCH A SCALE THAT
IT BECAME A GLOBAL PHENOMENON.

A man says HE HAS A WAY OF EXPLAINING
DIFFICULT ISSUES AND TAKING
PEOPLE TO THESE AMAZING PLACES
THAT'S DECEPTIVELY SIMPLE.

David says THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS.
THESE HAVE BEEN CALLED NATURE'S
GREATEST EXPERIMENT.

Another man says SO, THE TRUTH IS THERE'S
NO ONE LIKE DAVID.

The narrator says IN A CAREER THAT SPANNED
THE AGE OF TELEVISION ITSELF,
DAVID'S PRODUCED SOME OF ITS
MOST ICONIC MOMENTS.

David holds a big crab and says HA HA!

The narrator says AND HE'S PIONEERED NEW
FILMING TECHNOLOGIES TO BRING
HIS STORIES TO LIFE.

David says NOBODY HAS EVER DIVED AS DEEP
AS THIS BEFORE, ON THE GREAT
BARRIER REEF.

The narrator says BUT AUDIENCES RARELY GET
TO SEE THE MAN BEHIND THE LENS.

David points at a fish approaching an underwater camera and says DON'T YOU START THAT,
OH, DEAR!
SOMEONE SAID, IF YOU'RE TIRED OF
THE HISTORY OF LIFE, YOU REALLY
MUST BE TIRED OF LIVING.
I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT'S TRUE.
THAT'S UTTER (BLEEP).

(CREW LAUGHING)

The narrator says NOW, BRINGING TOGETHER
FOOTAGE FROM BEHIND THE
SCENES...

David pretends to climb up a rock and says YEAH?

The narrator says INTIMATE INTERVIEWS FILMED
ON LOCATION, AND HIGHLIGHTS
FROM HIS GROUND-BREAKING FILMS,
THIS IS THE LIFE STORY OF SIR
DAVID ATTENBOROUGH.

David laughs.

The name of the show reads "Attenborough's Journey."

The narrator says AS ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST
RESPECTED WILDLIFE FILMMAKERS,
SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH HAS
DEDICATED OVER 65 YEARS OF HIS
LIFE TO TRAVELLING THE GLOBE,
GAINING A UNIQUE INSIGHT INTO
THE CHANGING NATURAL WORLD.

David says I'M ON A FANTASTIC JOURNEY
TO LOOK FOR THE ORIGINS OF LIFE.
I SHALL BE TRAVELLING NOT ONLY
ROUND THE WORLD BUT BACK IN
TIME, TO TRY AND BUILD A PICTURE
OF WHAT LIFE WAS LIKE IN THAT
VERY EARLY PERIOD.

The narrator says THE IMAGES OF WILDLIFE HE'S
BROUGHT INTO OUR HOMES HAVE
REVOLUTIONIZED OUR
UNDERSTANDING AND APPRECIATION
OF NATURE.
FROM BELOW THE WATERS OF
THE PACIFIC, TO HIGH ABOVE
THE TROPICAL RAINFORESTS,
AND EVEN DEEP INSIDE THE SECRET
WORLD OF BUGS AND PLANTS,
ATTENBOROUGH'S FILMS HAVE TAKEN
VIEWERS TO PLACES THEY'VE NEVER
BEEN BEFORE.

David lies on the ground behind a huge turtle and says HE IS, ARGUABLY, THE RAREST
ANIMAL IN THE WORLD.

The narrator says DAVID'S LANDMARK SERIES HAVE
BEEN SEEN BY BILLIONS OF PEOPLE
ACROSS THE GLOBE, AND THIS
POPULARITY NOW ALLOWS HIM
TO HIGHLIGHT THE EXTREME
CHALLENGES FACING OUR CHANGING
WORLD.

In an interview with President Obama, David says THIS IS THE PLANET ON WHICH
WE LIVE, IT'S THE ONLY ONE
WE'VE GOT, AND WE'VE GOT TO
PROTECT IT.

A caption reads "Maggie Brown. Media journalist."

Maggie is in her sixties, with straight brown hair in a boob cut with bangs. She wears glasses, a red sweater, and a beaded necklace.

She says I ACTUALLY CAN'T THINK OF
ANYBODY ELSE WHO HAS HAD SUCH A
POSITIVE IMPACT.

The caption changes to "Alan Yentob. BBC2 controller, 1987 to 1992."

Alan is in his seventies, balding and with a trimmed beard. He wears glasses and a black shirt.

He says HIS ABILITY TO SHARE THINGS
WITH PEOPLE, TO MAKE YOU LOOK
AT THE WORLD IN A WAY THAT YOU
HADN'T QUITE BEFORE.

The caption changes to "Damian Whilworth. Media journalist."

Damian is in his late forties, with short wavy red hair and wears glasses, a gingham shirt and a black jacket.

He says I MEAN, HE'S OUR GREATEST
COMMUNICATOR.

The narrator says BUT HOW DID SIR DAVID
ATTENBOROUGH BECOME OUR
PLANET'S MOST REVERED
CONSERVATIONIST?
AND WHY HAS HE BEEN LOVED AND
ADMIRED BY SO MANY, FOR SO
LONG?

The caption changes to "England, 2010."

The narrator says DAVID'S FASCINATION WITH LIFE
ON EARTH BEGAN WHEN HE WAS A
YOUNG BOY, COLLECTING FOSSILS
NEAR HIS HOME IN
LEICESTERSHIRE.

David says THIS IS THE CHARNWOOD FOREST
IN LEICESTERSHIRE.
AS A SCHOOL BOY, I GREW UP NEAR
HERE.

The narrator says IT WAS THE DISCOVERIES DAVID
MADE HERE IN THE 1930S, THAT
INSPIRED HIS LIFELONG SEARCH
TO UNCOVER THE SECRETS OF
THE NATURAL WORLD.

David says WHEN I WAS A BOY, GROWING UP
IN THE MIDLANDS, IN LEICESTER,
THE ROCKS AND LIMESTONES YOU
FOUND IN THE EAST OF THE COUNTRY
WERE FULL OF THE MOST MAGICAL
THINGS.
YOU HIT A STONE, AND IT
SUDDENLY FELL OPEN, AND THERE
WAS THIS AMAZING COILED SHELL,
BEAUTIFUL AND EXTRAORDINARY,
AND NOBODY HAD SEEN THAT FOR 150
MILLION YEARS, EXCEPT YOU.
SO, I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY
ROMANTIC AND EXCITING, AND
IT APPEALED TO THE SMALL BOY'S
INSTINCT OF COLLECTING THINGS.
HA HA, TO BE HONEST, I DON'T
THINK I'VE REALLY LOST.
BUT ANYWAY, I CERTAINLY HAD IT
THEN.

The narrator says THE AWE AND WONDER FIRST
EXPERIENCED BY THAT 7-YEAR-OLD
WAS NURTURED BY HIS ACADEMIC
PARENTS.
DAVID WAS THE MIDDLE OF THREE
SONS BORN TO MARY AND
FREDERICK.
HIS ELDEST BROTHER RICHARD
GROWING UP TO BECOME AN
OSCAR-WINNING ACTOR AND
DIRECTOR.
THE FAMILY LIVED IN THE GROUNDS
OF LEICESTER UNIVERSITY.

At the university facilities, he looks at a poster on a wall and says YES, HERE WE ARE.
THAT WAS THE UNIVERSITY.
WELL, IT WAS AS THE PRESS WERE
QUICK TO POINT OUT, A LUNATIC
ASYLUM, AND IT WAS TAKEN OVER
BY THE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, YOU
SEE.
AND WE LIVED IN THAT, WHICH WAS
THE SUPERINTENDENT'S HOUSE,
WHICH IS COLLEGE HOUSE.
THEN THERE'S A BIG PARK,
THE VICTORIA PARK.
AND THERE'S MY FATHER.
HE WAS PRINCIPAL OF THE
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE IN THE 1930S.
AND THERE HE IS, LOOKING
YOUNGER THAN ME!
THOUGH HE DIDN'T HAVE ANY HAIR,
BUT NOT SINCE HE WAS ABOUT 28,
I THINK.
(CHUCKLING)

The narrator says DAVID'S EARLY PASSION FOR
THE NATURAL WORLD WON HIM
A SCHOLARSHIP TO CAMBRIDGE
UNIVERSITY.
THIS ENABLED HIM TO INDULGE
HIS GROWING FASCINATION.
BUT THOUGH HE WOULD EVENTUALLY
GO ON TO PRESENT AND NARRATE
HUNDREDS OF HOURS OF FILMS,
SURPRISINGLY, HIS LONG CAREER
IN TV BEGAN QUITE BY CHANCE.

David says I SAW AN ADVERTISEMENT IN
THE
TIMES
FOR A SOUND RADIO JOB,
WHICH I APPLIED FOR, UH, AND
DIDN'T EVEN GET AN INTERVIEW BUT
SOME-- A WEEK OR SO AFTERWARDS,
I GOT A LETTER FROM SOMEONE,
SAID THEY'D GOT THIS NEW THING
CALLED TELEVISION.
WAS I INTERESTED?
AND THEN, THEY SAID THEY'D PAY
ME A THOUSAND POUNDS TO GO
ON THE TRAINING COURSE, AND
THAT WAS THREE TIMES WHAT I WAS
BEING PAID AT THE TIME IN THE
PUBLISHERS, SO I THOUGHT, WELL,
I'LL GIVE IT A GO.

The narrator says TELEVISION IN THE 1950S WAS
BRAND NEW, WITH THE BBC
BROADCASTING THE FIRST
PROGRAMS IN EUROPE.
DAVID HAD NEVER SEEN A
TELEVISION PROGRAM BEFORE,
BUT EVEN SO, HE BEGAN WORK
AS A PRODUCTION ASSISTANT.

David says I WAS APPRENTICE TO A
PRODUCER WHO WAS REGARDED AS
A VERY EXPERIENCED MAN BECAUSE
HE'D BEEN THERE FOR THREE MONTHS
AND HE'D ALREADY PRODUCED ONE
PROGRAM, YOU KNOW, SO HE KNEW
WHERE EVERYTHING WAS.

The narrator says WITHIN A FEW YEARS OF JOINING
THE BBC, DAVID HELPED LAUNCH
ZOO QUEST,
ONE OF THE VERY FIRST
NATURAL HISTORY SERIES.
IT WOULD GIVE HIM THE PERFECT
OPPORTUNITY TO TRAVEL AND FILM
THE REMOTEST PARTS OF THE
WORLD.

David says I HAD A FRIEND IN THE LONDON
ZOO, AND HE AND I COOKED UP AN
IDEA THAT THE LONDON ZOO SHOULD
SEND OUT A COLLECTING
EXPEDITION, WHICH OF COURSE HE
WOULDN'T CONCEIVABLY DO NOW, BUT
IN THOSE DAYS IT WAS POSSIBLE.
AND, UH, THE IDEA WOULD BE THAT
I WOULD ACCOMPANY THIS CHAP WHO
WAS AN EXPERT ON SNAKES, AND I'D
SEE HIM POUNCING ON A SNAKE AND
THEN, FROM THAT FILM SEQUENCE
WE WOULD GO TO HIM IN THE STUDIO
LIVE WITH THE SAME SNAKE, AND
HE'D BE ABLE TO TALK ABOUT THE
DETAILS, AND THAT WAS THE BASIS
CALLED
ZOO QUEST.

The narrator says AT FIRST, DAVID'S BOSSES
REJECTED HIM AS A PRESENTER
BECAUSE THEY FELT HIS TEETH
WERE TOO BIG, BUT THEN
SOMETHING UNEXPECTED HAPPENED.

David says JACK LESTER WAS THE MAN FROM
THE ZOO, HAD ACQUIRED A TROPICAL
DISEASE.
HE COLLAPSED AFTER THE FIRST
SHOW, AND THE HEAD OF MY
DEPARTMENT, OR THE HEAD OF
TELEVISION ACTUALLY, SAID, "OH
LOOK, IF JACK LESTER CAN'T DO
IT, THE SHOW'S GOT TO GO ON.
THE ONLY OTHER PERSON THERE WHO
COULD DO IT IS ATTENBOROUGH.
TELL HIM HE'S GOT TO LEAVE THE
PRODUCER'S GALLERY AND GO DOWN
ON THE FLOOR AND DO IT."

Maggie says WHAT I REALLY REMEMBER ABOUT
ZOO QUEST
IS JUST ADORING IT
AND MAKING A DATE TO WATCH IT,
AND I WAS A REALLY SMALL CHILD.
I WAS ABSOLUTELY DETERMINED
TO WATCH DAVID.
NOW, I THINK THE REASON WAS THAT
HE HAD THIS NATURAL PERSONAL
CHARM, BUT HE ALSO KNEW WHAT HE
WAS TALKING ABOUT.
HE HAS THIS MASSIVE FAN BASE
THAT HAS BEEN ACCRUING OVER
THE YEARS, AND
ZOO QUEST
WAS
THE BEGINNING OF IT.

A black and white clip shows young David facing the camera and saying WE SPENT THE FIRST PART OF
OUR FIRST TRIP IN PARAGUAY...

The narrator says FROM THOSE FIRST MOMENTS IN
FRONT OF THE CAMERA, DAVID HAD
PLENTY OF TIME TO HONE A
PRESENTING STYLE THAT WOULD
BECOME LOVED THE WORLD OVER.

The director says OKAY, DAVID, AND ACTION!

David sits next to a reptile and says AND NOBODY KNOWS WHY HE'S
PINK...
(LAUGHING)

The caption changes to "Australia, 2009."

The narrator says BUT EVEN AFTER DECADES OF
PRACTICE, DELIVERING HIS LINES
TAKES MORE EFFORT THAN MEETS
THE EYE.
ON SHOOT IN AUSTRALIA, DAVID'S
GOING THROUGH A RITUAL HE'S
PERFORMED THOUSANDS OF TIMES
BEFORE.

A man says SO, WHAT IS THE PIECE IN
YOUR HEAD NOW, THEN?

David says UM, HA, VERY GOOD QUESTION.

He faces the camera and says YOU'VE GOT TO CONVEY SOMETHING,
SOME FACT.
YOU'VE GOT TO GET IT RIGHT.

He reads his notes to the man and says "IN 1946, GEOLOGIST REG SPRIGG
FOUND A FOSSIL HERE IN THE
EDIACARAN HILLS."

Facing the camera, David says AND ONCE HAVING GOT IT RIGHT
IN YOUR MIND, YOU THEN TRY
AND PUT IT INTO WORDS.

At location, he says "UH, WHICH UNTIL THAT MOMENT,
ER, HAD BEEN... ER, UNTIL
THEN--" NO.

He says AND THE FIRST WORDS THAT COME
OUT OF MY LIPS, AT ANY RATE,
ARE JUMBLED AND CONFUSED AND,
ER, CIRCUMLOCUTORY AND-AND
FUMBLING FOR EXACTITUDE.

He tries to remember his lines and says "BUT IT WAS THE DISCOVERY OF,
UH..."
IT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO THINK
ABOUT ANYTHING WHEN SOMEONE'S
FUMBLING IN YOUR GENITALS.
(CREW LAUGHING)

David says SORT OF TRICKY.
"BUT IT WAS A DISCOVERY IN
1957..."
I HAVE TO WALK UP AND DOWN AND
SAY IT TO MYSELF, AND HOPE I'LL
BE ABLE TO SAY IT TO THE CAMERA.

The caption changes to "Anthony Geffen. Producer."

Anthony is in his late thirties, with short wavy brown hair. He wears a white shirt.

He says says DAVID IS AS CLOSE TO A
ONE-TAKE WONDER AS YOU GET.
ONCE HE'S GONE THROUGH THE
"ATTENBOROUGH PREPARATION,"
IT'S JUST ALMOST FAILSAFE.
IT JUST COMES OUT.

David says IN 1946, AN AUSTRALIAN
GEOLOGIST REG SPRIGG, WORKING
HERE IN THE EDIACARA HILLS OF
SOUTH AUSTRALIA...

The narrator says DAVID'S TRADEMARK DELIVERY
HAS ENDEARED HIM TO MILLIONS,
AND BACK IN THE '50S, THE
PRODUCERS OF
ZOO QUEST
SAW
THIS TALENT GROW.

Maggie says IT'S THIS THING OF BEING
PERSONABLE AND NOT TALKING
DOWN TO PEOPLE, TALKING TO YOU.

The narrator says HE WAS GIVEN THE JOB OF
PRESENTER ON A PERMANENT BASIS.

An old clip shows David trying to communicate with African natives.

On TV, David says I
EXPLAINED TO THE MEN AS BEST I
COULD THAT I'D COME TO THEIR
VALLEY TO TRY AND GET SOME OF
THE BIRDS OF PARADISE ALIVE.

The caption changes to "Scotland, 2014."

The narrator says OVER THE YEARS,
DAVID'S ABILITY TO PRESENT HIS
LINES FIRST TIME, EVEN UNDER
PRESSURE, IS SOMETHING HIS
CAMERA CREWS HAVE COME TO
RELY ON.
ON LOCH LOMOND IN SCOTLAND,
DAVID'S TEAM ARE PLANNING AN
AMBITIOUS SEQUENCE WITH SWANS,
BUT FILMING ANIMALS IS NEVER
STRAIGHTFORWARD.

The caption changes to "David Lee. Director."

David is in his late thirties, with short receding brown hair and wears a black jacket with a furry collar.

He says WE WANT TO FILM DAVID WITH A
GROUP OF SWANS FLYING ALONGSIDE
HIM AS HE GOES ALONG THE LOCH
IN A BOAT.
IT SHOULD BE AMAZING.

The narrator says TO DO THAT, THE TEAM NEED
THE HELP OF SOME VERY
ACCOMMODATING SWANS, AND THEIR
HANDLER ROSE BUCK.
(TALKING TO SWANS INDISTINCTLY)

David says SHE HAS THIS EXTRAORDINARY
EMPATHY WITH ANIMALS, AND YOU
CAN SEE HER LOVE AND
UNDERSTANDING OF THEM,
AND THEIR OF HERS.

The narrator says FOR THE SEQUENCE TO WORK,
THE BIRDS HAVE TO FLY WITHIN
THREE METRES OF THE CAMERA.
WITH ROSE POSITIONED JUST OUT
OF SHOT, CALLING FROM THE FRONT
OF THE BOAT, THE FLOCK BEGIN
TO FOLLOW.
BUT THE BIG CHALLENGE IS TO GET
DAVID TO DELIVER HIS LINES
TOGETHER WITH THE FLYING SWANS.

David says THEY'RE DOING THEIR BEST, AND
THEY'RE FOLLOWING YOU, BUT THEY
DON'T NECESSARILY UNDERSTAND
EXACTLY WHERE THEY OUGHT TO BE
FOR THE CAMERA.
THEY BEHAVE MARVELLOUSLY, BUT
SOMETIMES THEY DON'T REALIZE
THAT THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN ON
THE STARBOARD SIDE, AND THEY'RE
ON THE PORT SIDE.
I MEAN, IT TAKES A LONG TIME.
(SWANS HONKING)

The narrator says AFTER SEVERAL FAILED
ATTEMPTS, THE WEATHER TURNS
FOR THE WORSE.
THE TEAM HAVE ONE LAST CHANCE.

Anthony says EVENTUALLY THE MAGIC
HAPPENED, THE SWANS ABSOLUTELY
HIT IT.

David points at the swan flying just above him and says WHEN YOU ARE CLOSE UP TO
A FLYING BIRD LIKE THIS, YOU CAN
SEE WHAT A WONDERFUL PIECE OF
COMPLEX ENGINEERING THEIR WINGS
ARE.
ABLE TO CHANGE THEIR SHAPE,
AND THEIR BEAT, TO RESPOND
TO EVERY LITTLE CHANGE IN THE
CURRENTS OF THE AIR AROUND THEM.
AND SO PROPEL THEM FORWARD,
AND LIFT THEM UPWARDS.
OOH.
(CHUCKLING)

The narrator says DAVID HAD BROUGHT ANOTHER
SPECTACULAR SEQUENCE TO LIFE.

Anthony says I THINK THAT BECAUSE DAVID
GREW UP IN AN ERA WHERE, YOU
KNOW, WHERE YOU ONLY HAD ONE OR
TWO ROLLS OF FILM, HE KNOWS
THAT YOU HAVE TO DO THINGS
PRECISELY, YOU DON'T JUST FILM
IT CONSTANTLY.
HE'S A MAN OF THE MOMENT, HE
KNOWS WHEN THE MOMENT'S BIG.

The narrator says OVER NEARLY 70 YEARS
OF FILMMAKING, DAVID HAS
ENCOUNTERED MANY DIFFERENT
SPECIES OF ANIMAL.

David feeds a rhino and says HERE WE ARE, COME ON, BOY.

The narrator says HIS LOVE FOR THEM IS FAMOUS
AND HAS MADE HIM POPULAR WITH
AUDIENCES ACROSS THE WORLD.
BUT WHAT'S LESS WELL KNOWN IS
THAT WHEN DAVID STARTED OUT
PRESENTING
ZOO QUEST,
HE ENDED
UP TAKING SOME OF THE ANIMALS
HOME.

David says IT DIDN'T NECESSARILY FOLLOW
THAT THE ZOO WANTED EVERYTHING
THAT I BROUGHT BACK.
AND SO, I FOUND MYSELF DOING
ALL SORTS OF BARMY THINGS.

The narrator says DAVID'S FAMILY HOME BECAME
A MENAGERIE, WITH HIS WIFE JANE
AND CHILDREN SUSAN AND ROBERT
HELPING WITH THE UPKEEP.

David says WE HAD A PAIR OF LEMURS
AT HOME, AND CHAMELEONS.
WE HAD A BREEDING COLONY OF
BUSH BABIES.
THEY HAD AN UNFORTUNATE HABIT
OF PEEING ON THEIR HANDS,
AND THEN, RUBBING THEIR HANDS
TOGETHER AND PATTING EVERYTHING
AROUND TO MAKE THEM SMELL GOOD.
FRIENDS COMING TO DINNER WOULD
ARRIVE AND OPEN THE DOOR AND YOU
COULD SEE THEM DILATE THEIR
NOSTRILS AND THINK, "THAT'S NOT
MULLIGATAWNY SOUP, YOU KNOW,
WHAT IS IT, WHAT ARE WE HAVING
FOR DINNER TONIGHT?" AND I WOULD
REGRET TO SAY IT WAS BUSH BABY
URINE.
SO, AFTER A BIT, MY DEAR WIFE
THOUGHT THAT THIS WAS NOT
COMPATIBLE WITH DOMESTIC
HOSPITALITY AND ONE THING AND
ANOTHER, SO WE GOT RID OF THEM.

The caption changes to "Borneo, 2014."

The narrator says DAVID'S LIFELONG FASCINATION
WITH ANIMALS IS EQUALLED BY HIS
UNSTOPPABLE LOVE OF ADVENTURE.
IN THE FORESTS OF BORNEO,
DAVID WANTED TO FILM A RARE
TREE FROG HIGH UP IN THE
CANOPY.
BUT TO DO THIS, DAVID,
THE CAMERAMAN AND ALL THEIR
EQUIPMENT MUST BE WINCHED UP
OVER 100 FEET.

A crew member says YOU ALL RIGHT, THEN?

Hanging from a harness, David says YEAH.

Anthony says THIS JUST SHOWS DAVID'S
INCREDIBLE ZEST FOR ADVENTURE
AT THE AGE OF 88, THAT HE'S
PREPARED TO BE PULLED UP A TREE.

A crew member says IT FEELS LIKE IT WANTS TO TIP
YOU OUT.

David says DOES IT?

The crew member says SO, THAT'S WHY WE'VE GOT THE
HARNESS ON AND WE'LL PUT A
BACK-UP LINE ON THE HARNESS.

David says I KNEW THERE'D BE A REASON
FOR THE HARNESS.

Another member says OKAY?

Another crew member says GOOD LUCK.

The first crew member says UP ON ORANGE!
JUST TO FACE THE TREE.
FEND YOURSELF OFF.

David says THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING ME.

The man says IS THAT A JOKE?
A HANGING JOKE?
(LAUGHING)

The narrator says FILMING 100 FEET UP A TREE
IS A MAJOR CHALLENGE, BUT DAVID
KNOWS THE EFFORT IS WORTH IT,
BECAUSE THIS FROG CAN DO WHAT
MOST OTHERS CANNOT.

David says THE TREE FROG HAS A
REMARKABLE TRICK FOR DEFENCE.
IT GLIDES.
IT HAS MEMBRANES BETWEEN
GREATLY ELONGATED TOES SO
THAT EACH FOOT BECOMES A
PARACHUTE WHICH SLOWS
THE FROG'S DESCENT, AND SO
ENABLES IT TO MAKE A RELATIVELY
SAFE LANDING.

The narrator says GOING TO SUCH
EXTREMES HAS MADE DAVID ONE
OF THE MOST RECOGNIZED AND
RESPECTED FACES IN TELEVISION
THE WORLD OVER.

At an airport, a man says PLEASE KEEP IT UP.
IT'S THE ONLY STUFF ON TELLY
WORTH WATCHING.

The narrator says AND HIS POPULARITY SPANS
EVERY GENERATION.
THIS LEVEL OF FAME IS SOMETHING
HE HAD TO GET USED TO EARLY
IN HIS CAREER.

A clip shows David signing autographs for little children.

The narrator says BY THE MID-1960S, DAVID
ATTENBOROUGH HAD BECOME
A HOUSEHOLD NAME.

Maggie says HE WAS DASHING, HE WAS ALWAYS
RUSHING AROUND IN SLIGHTLY
UNBUTTONED SHIRTS, AND JUST
THE EXCITEMENT TOO.
SEEING HIM IN THESE SOMETIMES
INCREDIBLE LOCATIONS, HE
SOMEHOW MADE THEM ALIVE.

A man on TV says MR. DAVID ATTENBOROUGH HERE.

The narrator says THEN, STILL IN HIS THIRTIES,
AN UNEXPECTED OPPORTUNITY CAME
DAVID'S WAY.
THE BBC NEEDED YOUNG BLOOD TO
RUN THEIR BRAND-NEW CHANNEL,
BBC2.

David says I REMEMBER DELIBERATELY
SAYING TO MYSELF, "NOW, YOU'VE
GOT TO MAKE UP YOUR MIND,
ATTENBOROUGH.
ARE YOU A TELEVISION MAN OR
ARE YOU SOME KIND OF SCIENTIST?"
AND I DECIDED AT THAT TIME,
THAT I WAS REALLY AT HEART
A TELEVISION MAN.
THEREFORE, IF I WAS A
TELEVISION MAN, THERE COULD
NOT BE A MORE INTERESTING JOB
IN THE WHOLE OF TELEVISION THAN
THAT ONE THAT WAS BEING OFFERED
TO ME.

A young David says WE SHALL CONTINUE TO LOOK FOR
THE NEW STARS, THE EXPERIMENTAL
STARS.

The narrator says AS CONTROLLER OF BBC2,
DAVID INTRODUCED A NEW WAVE OF
PROGRAMMING THAT WOULD STAND
THE TEST OF TIME.

Maggie says HE MADE BBC2 A CHANNEL WHICH
COULD CARRY SERIOUS PROGRAMS
BUT WITH A POPULAR TOUCH.

Alan says THE BBC2 THAT I CAME TO RUN
WAS THE BBC WHERE THE DNA
HAD BEEN IMPLANTED BY DAVID,
WITH FANTASTIC CONVICTION
AND AMBITION AND CREATIVITY.

The narrator says DAVID ALSO PIONEERED A WHOLE
NEW ERA OF TELEVISION AS THE
BBC RACED TO MAKE BRITAIN THE
FIRST NATION IN EUROPE TO
BROADCAST IN COLOUR.

David says AND I WAS THINKING, "OH, YOU
KNOW, COME ON, THE BBC SHOULD BE
THE FIRST IN COLOUR IN EUROPE."
BUT IT SUDDENLY DAWNED ON ME
WE COULD USE COLOUR CAMERAS IN
WIMBLEDON, AND WITH JUST FOUR
OR FIVE COLOUR CAMERAS, WHICH
WAS ALL I THINK WE HAD, WE COULD
GET HOURS AND HOURS AND HOURS
OF COLOUR TELEVISION.
WE WOULD LAUNCH AS SOON AS
WE COULD DO AT LEAST 50 percent OF
THE PROGRAMS IN COLOUR, AND-AND
WIMBLEDON ALLOWED US TO DO THAT.
(CROWD CHEERING)

The caption changes to "Wimbledon 1967."

The narrator says EVEN WHILE DAVID HELD THIS
DESK JOB, HE NEVER LOST HIS
FAMOUS LOVE OF ADVENTURE, AND
HE ESCAPED WHENEVER HE COULD
TO FILM IN REMOTE LOCATIONS.
IT'S A PASSION HE'S KEPT
HIS WHOLE CAREER.

The caption changes to "Canada, 2009."

David gets on a helicopter with his crew.

A crew member says EVERY DAY IS A HIGHLIGHT FOR
ME.

David says OF COURSE IT IS, MARTIN,
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

Martin says THIS ONE IS THE BEST SO FAR,
DEFINITELY.

David says WHAT WAS WRONG WITH
YESTERDAY?

Martin says WELL, WE WEREN'T FILMING,
DAVID.

David says OH, YEAH, YOU'RE QUITE RIGHT.
(LAUGHING)

The narrator says DAVID IS HEADING HIGH
INTO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS.
HE MAY BE IN HIS EIGHTIES
ON THIS SHOOT, BUT DAVID'S
DETERMINATION IS AS STRONG
AS EVER.

Martin says WE'VE PLANNED THIS IN SO
MANY WAYS.
WE'VE DISCUSSED HAVING, ER,
HELICOPTERS AIR-LIFTING HIM UP
IN A SLING UNDERNEATH.
WE'VE HAD THE POSSIBILITY OF
A SEDAN CHAIR TO COME UP HERE,
BUT ACTUALLY DAVID'S PERFECTLY
FINE AND PERFECTLY WILLING,
SO, UM, ALL OUR ANXIETIES ARE
EVAPORATING AWAY, REALLY.

David says I MAY BE SOME TIME.

The narrator says THE STRUGGLE WILL BE WORTH
IT.
AT THE SUMMIT, DAVID FINDS ONE
OF THE RICHEST FOSSIL LOCATIONS
IN THE WORLD.

At the summit, David says HERE, THEY ARE FOUND ALL OVER
THE PLACE.
THEY'RE CALLED TRILOBITES.
THAT'S THE HEAD, THERE'S
THE MIDDLE BIT.

The narrator says BUT FILMING AT THE TOP OF A
MOUNTAIN IS NOT WITHOUT HAZARDS
AS THE WEATHER CLOSES IN.

David says OKAY, FELLAS, HE SAYS IT'S
TIME WE LEFT.
(PROPELLER WHIRRING)

A crew member helps David get off the helicopter and says THERE YOU GO.

David says THANKS A LOT.

The man says NO PROBLEM, EH.

David says REALLY GREAT.

Behind the camera, a man says HOW WAS IT, DAVID?

David says AH, TERRIBLE.
(LAUGHING)

The narrator says BACK IN 1973, DAVID FELT HE
WASN'T GETTING TO EXPLORE AND
FILM THESE FAR-FLUNG PLACES
AS MUCH AS HE'D LIKE.
SO, HE RESIGNED FROM BBC
MANAGEMENT.

David says I WAS FRETTING A BIT AND
CONCLUDING THAT MY LIFE, THE
REST OF MY LIFE, WAS NOT TO BE
SPENT BEHIND A DESK, I COULDN'T
BARE IT.
UM, AND SO, I MANAGED TO RESIGN
AFTER EIGHT YEARS OF
ADMINISTRATION AND THE FIRST
THING I DID ON HAVING RESIGNED
WAS THE HEAD OF THE NATURAL
HISTORY UNIT CAME TO SEE ME AND
SAID, "LOOK, DON'T YOU THINK IT
WOULD BE A GREAT IDEA IF WE DID
A 12-PART SERIES ABOUT THE
NATURAL WORLD?
AND WOULD YOU DO IT?"
"OH," I SAID, "WHAT A GOOD
IDEA."

The narrator says THE SERIES WAS CALLED
LIFE
ON EARTH.
IT GAVE DAVID THE OPPORTUNITY
TO GO TO THE PLACES HE'D ALWAYS
DREAMED OF AND SEE THE ANIMALS
HE'D ALWAYS WANTED TO SEE,
AND IT WOULD DEFINE DAVID AS
THE WORLD'S GREATEST NATURAL
HISTORY PRESENTER.

Maggie says WHAT YOU FIND WITH
LIFE
ON EARTH,
IS YOU FIND HIM
INVENTING REALLY A NEW GENRE
FOR PROGRAMS ABOUT THE NATURAL
WORLD.
IT HAD A HUGE IMPACT.

Damian says HE TALKED VERY SIMPLY AND
EXPLAINED THINGS TO THOSE OF US
WHO DON'T HAVE DEGREES IN BOTANY
OR DEGREES IN ZOOLOGY WHAT WAS
GOING ON AND LINKED EVERYTHING
TOGETHER SO BRILLIANTLY.

The caption changes to "Rwanda, 1979."

The narrator says THE GROUND-BREAKING SERIES
WOULD PRODUCE ONE OF THE MOST
ICONIC MOMENTS IN TV HISTORY.

Young David gets really close to a couple of gorillas and says SO, IT SEEMS REALLY VERY
UNFAIR THAT MAN SHOULD HAVE
CHOSEN THE GORILLA TO SYMBOLIZE
ALL THAT IS AGGRESSIVE AND
VIOLENT, WHEN THAT'S THE ONE
THING THAT THE GORILLA IS NOT,
AND THAT WE ARE.

David says THE REASON WE'D GONE TO
GORILLAS WAS IN ORDER TO
ILLUSTRATE A POINT I WAS MAKING
ABOUT THE EVOLUTIONARY
SIGNIFICANCE OF CLIMBING
PRIMATES, CLIMBING MAMMALS
WHO HAD TO GRASP BRANCHES, AND
TO GRASP A BRANCH YOU NEED TO BE
ABLE TO PUT YOUR THUMB AND YOUR
FOREFINGER TOGETHER LIKE THAT.
I SUDDENLY FELT A WEIGHT ON MY
FEET AND THERE'S A BABY GORILLA
UNDOING MY SHOELACES.
IT DIDN'T SEEM TO BE THE RIGHT
MOMENT TO BE TALKING ABOUT THE
THUMB AND FOREFINGER, AND
WHILE I WAS CONCLUDING ON THAT,
A HAND CAME DOWN ON MY HEAD
AND THERE WAS THE ADULT FEMALE,
AND SHE OPENED MY MOUTH, PUT
HER HAND, A HUGE, GREAT HAND
ON MY JAW AND STUCK HER FINGER
IN MY MOUTH.
BY THIS TIME, I WAS IN A SORT
OF DELIRIUM, REALLY.
I MEAN, IT JUST SEEMED
PARADISIAL, ABSOLUTELY
EXTRAORDINARY, TOOK MY BREATH
AWAY.
IT DID CAUSE A HUGE SENSATION.
I MEAN...
(LAUGHING) IT'S QUITE ODD!

Maggie says YOU'RE WITH HIM THERE AND
YOU'RE CHARMED.
HE COULD CHARM A GORILLA.
HE COULD CHARM MILLIONS OF
PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD.

The narrator says LIFE ON EARTH
WAS THE FIRST
SERIES IN AN EXTRAORDINARY BODY
OF WORK FOR THE BBC.

Damian says HE WENT TO THESE INCREDIBLY
EXOTIC PLACES AND HE MADE THOSE
PLACES SEEM BEAUTIFUL, FRAGILE,
IMPORTANT.
THE EFFECT WAS TO SAY THESE ARE
PLACES THAT WE NEED TO CHERISH
AND PROTECT.

The narrator says OVER THE NEXT 30 YEARS,
DAVID SET OUT TO TELL THE
STORIES OF EVERY MAJOR ANIMAL
AND PLANT GROUP ON EARTH.
EACH SERIES PIONEERED NEW
TECHNOLOGIES THAT ARE STILL
USED TODAY.
CUTTING-EDGE TIME-LAPSE
CAMERAS, SUPER SLOW MOTION,
INFRARED, AND UNDERWATER
PHOTOGRAPHY ALLOWED DAVID TO
SHOWCASE THE NATURAL WORLD
IN A COMPLETELY NEW WAY.

The caption changes to "Martin Williams. Director."

Martin is in his early forties, with short straight brown hair and a stubble. He wears a black shirt.

He says DAVID HAS ALWAYS HAD A GREAT
INTEREST IN EXPLORING NEW
TECHNOLOGIES - IT'S DEFINED
HIS CAREER.
EVERY NEW SERIES HE HAS WORKED
ON, THERE'S A NEW CAMERA, A NEW
STYLE OF FILMING, SOMETHING
IN THE TECHNOLOGY SIDE THAT HAS
TAKEN THAT SERIES ON TO A NEW
LEVEL.

Damian says HE WAS TECHNOPHOBE HIMSELF,
REALLY.
IN HIS PERSONAL LIFE, HE WAS
ABOUT THE LAST PERSON IN
BRITAIN, I THINK, TO OWN A FAX
MACHINE, BUT HE LOVED EMBRACING
THE NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR
FILMMAKING BECAUSE HE WANTED
TO MAKE FILMS.

The narrator says IN 2008, DAVID FINALLY
COMPLETED THE LAST OF THE
LANDMARK SERIES HE'D SET OUT
TO FILM.
AND AT THE AGE OF 82, MANY
ASSUMED A COMFORTABLE
RETIREMENT BECKONED.
BUT THEN, IN 2009, DAVID SET
OUT FOR A NEW MAJOR LOCATION
SHOOT.
FILMMAKER ANTHONY GEFFEN HAD
TEMPTED THE LEGENDARY
BROADCASTER BACK OUT ON THE
ROAD, WITH A PROJECT HE
COULDN'T RESIST...
FIRST LIFE.

Anthony says I'D KNOWN DAVID FOR A LONG
PERIOD OF TIME, I MEAN, I KNEW
HIM WHEN I WAS AT THE BBC
30-ODD YEARS AGO.
I KNEW HE WAS PASSIONATE
ABOUT FOSSILS.
SO, IN A WAY, IF HE WAS GOING TO
MAKE ONE SERIES, IT WAS PROBABLY
GOING TO BE ABOUT FOSSILS.
BUT I KNEW ONE THING, DAVID
ALWAYS LIKES TO DO THINGS
DIFFERENTLY, HE DOESN'T LIKE
TO REPEAT THINGS.

The narrator says ANTHONY SUGGESTED A NEW
APPROACH: A SERIES ABOUT THE
FIRST ANIMALS ON EARTH, BUT ONE
THAT WOULD BRING THE PAST
TO LIFE WITH NEW SCIENTIFIC
SCANNING AND ADVANCED COMPUTER
GRAPHICS.

Anthony says HIS FACE LIT UP AND I THINK
THAT THE WHOLE IDEA OF
SEMI-RETIREMENT PROBABLY FELL
AWAY FOR A MOMENT.

David says OVER THE LAST 30-ODD YEARS,
I'VE BEEN FILMING THE RANGE
AND VARIETY OF, OF ANIMALS AND
PLANTS THAT LIVE ON THE WORLD
TODAY.
WHAT HAS BEEN MISSING IS THE
VERY BEGINNING OF THE STORY.
WE'VE ALWAYS STARTED AT CHAPTER
TWO.
SO, I JUST WANT TO GO BACK AND
SHOW WHERE THIS WHOLE THING
STARTED.

Martin says IT WAS THE PREQUEL, IT WAS
THE PROLOGUE TO HIS ENTIRE
LIFE
ON EARTH
SERIES, AND HE ALWAYS
HAD IN HIS MIND THAT HE WANTED
TO MAKE THIS FILM.
IT WASN'T UNTIL 2010 THAT THE
TECHNOLOGY WAS THERE TO DO THAT.

David says THE REALLY THRILLING THING
FOR ME, IS THAT BY USING
COMPUTER GRAPHIC IMAGING, YOU
CAN TAKE THESE TINY LITTLE
MARKS AND WITH TOTAL
JUSTIFICATION, SCIENTIFIC
BACKING, YOU CAN MAKE THAT
ANIMAL REALLY COME TO LIFE, COME
OUT OF THAT ROCK AND MOVE.

(music plays)

The caption changes to "Morocco."

The narrator says BUT BEFORE THE FOSSILS COULD
BE BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE, THE
TEAM HAD TO FIND THE BEST
SPECIMENS THEY COULD.

David says WE'RE HERE FOR TRILOBITES.
TRILOBITES ARE THE MOST
EXTRAORDINARY, WONDERFUL
FOSSILS.
VERY, VERY FORTUNATELY, THE
WORLD'S GREATEST EXPERT ON
TRILOBITES, RICHARD FORTEY, AN
OLD FRIEND OF MINE, IS HERE TO
SHOW US AROUND.

A man analyzes a fossil and says IT'S A NICE LITTLE SPECIMEN.
WELL, AH, I'VE NEVER SEEN A
TRIDENT-BEARER WITH A GREAT,
LONG, FLARED MEDIAN PRONG ON ITS
TRIDENT.
SO, EITHER IT'S TRUE, IN WHICH
CASE IT'S WEIRD, OR IT'S BEEN,
LET'S SAY NATURE'S BEEN HELPED
ALONG A LITTLE BIT.

David says IF IT'S FAKE, IT'S CAREFULLY
DONE.

The man says I'VE SEEN LOTS OF DIFFERENT
ONES IN MY TIME, BUT I'VE NEVER
SEEN THAT BEFORE.
WELL, MAYBE IT'S PATHOLOGICAL.

David says AH, A DISEASED TRILOBITE.

The man says WE DON'T WANT NONE OF THEM!
NOT ROUND THESE PARTS.

David says (LAUGHING) NO!

The man says WE DON'T WANT ANYBODY
CATCHING ANYTHING.

Martin says IT WAS A BIT LIKE BEING ON
LOCATION WITH A COUPLE OF SCHOOL
KIDS.
I MEAN, THEY SUDDENLY-- THEY
SEEM TO DRAW THIS SENSE OF FUN
OUT OF EACH OTHER.
IT WAS GREAT TO SEE.
I MEAN, DAVID WAS HAVING A LOT
OF FUN IN MOROCCO.

Damian says HE LOVED IT.
HE LOVED THE CAMARADERIE OF
BEING ON THE ROAD WITH A CREW.

The caption changes to "Australia, 2010."

The narrator says AS FILMING MOVED TO
AUSTRALIA, THE VETERAN
FILMMAKER CONTINUED TO RELISH
THE EXPERIENCE.

Anthony says I THINK THE SIDE MOST PEOPLE
DON'T KNOW ABOUT DAVID
ATTENBOROUGH, EXCEPT YOU CAN SEE
A GLIMPSE OF IT BEHIND THE
SCENES, IS THAT HE HAS AN
AMAZING SENSE OF HUMOUR.

David says IT'S ONE OF THE REWARDS, YOU
KNOW, THAT YOU GET, THE REAL
JOYS OF DRIVING UP THERE AND
THEN THEY SAY, "WOULD YOU DRIVE
BACK?" AND THEN THEY SAY, "WE
THINK WE'D LIKE IT A LITTLE
FASTER."
AND THEN, THEY SAY, "WE WERE
WRONG.
IT WAS BETTER SLOWER, SO WOULD
YOU GO BACK AGAIN?"
IT'S ACTUALLY NOT THE PITS OF
FILMING.
THE PITS OF FILMING IS WHEN YOU
HAVE TO WALK THROUGH THE FOREST
LOOKING INTERESTED.
AND NOT ONLY INTERESTED,
BUT EAGLE-EYED.
WHERE WILL THIS EXPERIENCED
TRAVELLER SUDDENLY SPOT...
"MY GOODNESS, THERE!"
IT'S THAT THAT'S HARD DOING.
(LAUGHING)
THERE ARE VARIATIONS.
YOU CAN GIVE THEM THE JOHN
WAYNE, WHICH IS TIGHT BUTTOCKED
AND YOU SORT OF START LIKE THAT.
THAT'S ONE OF MY SPECIALTIES,
ACTUALLY, BUT I'M NOT ALLOWED
TO DO IT MUCH THESE DAYS.
I HAVE TO BE MORE SLOUCHED
AND RELAXED, YOU KNOW.
BUT, OF COURSE, INTELLIGENT,
THAT'S THE TRICKY BIT.
(LAUGHING)

Anthony says WHEN YOU'RE FILMING,
HE'S ALWAYS CHUCKLING AWAY ABOUT
SOMETHING.
I THINK IT SORT OF, IT'S A WAY
OF DISARMING THAT, THAT BARRIER
THAT COULD BE BETWEEN THE TEAM
AND HIM.

David says I LOVED IT WHEN YOU ASKED US
TO DO IT AGAIN, ONLY JUST
SLIGHTLY FASTER.
OH, WHAT A THRILL.

A crew member says WE ONLY HAD YOUR ENJOYMENT
IN MIND.
(LAUGHING)

Maggie says WHAT ATLANTIC
PRODUCTIONS OFFERED TO DAVID WAS
TO BE PART OF A TEAM AGAIN.
HE WAS, IN SOME WAYS, I THINK
AFTER THE DEATH OF HIS WIFE,
A SOMEWHAT LONELY FIGURE,
AND SO, THIS GAVE HIM A
COMMUNITY, REALLY.

Martin says HE LOVES THE SOCIAL SIDE
OF BEING ON A SHOOT AS MUCH
AS ANYBODY ELSE.

A crew member has a snack and says THEY'RE OKAY, ACTUALLY.

David says THEY ONLY COME IN ONES,
THOUGH?

The man says IT'S A SMALL ONE.
LIMITED EDITION U2 WAFERS.

David says BEING PART OF THE TEAM IS ONE
OF THE PLEASURES.
(LAUGHING)
IT TAKES SOME TIME TO BECOME
A TEAM.
YOU CAN'T JUST SLOT IN LIKE
THAT, ER, BECAUSE IT DEPENDS
UPON, ER, KNOWING THE
PERSONALITIES OF THE PEOPLE
YOU'RE INVOLVED IN.
I SUPPOSE IN ONE WAY, IF YOU'RE
GOING ON LONG JOURNEYS TOGETHER
WITH PEOPLE, YOU OUGHT TO BE,
TO DO A JOB, YOU OUGHT TO BE
SUFFICIENTLY PROFESSIONAL TO BE
ABLE TO GET ON WITH ANYBODY, AND
IF YOU FIND THAT THE WAY THEY
COMB THEIR HAIR OR SOMETHING IS
IRRITATING, THEN YOU LEARN TO
SUPPRESS THAT IRRITATION!
UM, BUT THEN, ONE OF THE WAYS,
ONCE YOU BEGIN TO SORT THAT OUT,
YOU DO BEGIN TO DEVELOP JOKES
BETWEEN YOU.

The narrator says ALTHOUGH DAVID AND THE CREW
CERTAINLY HAD FUN FILMING
FIRST
LIFE,
THE STORY OF THE VERY
FIRST CREATURES TO LIVE ON
EARTH HELD HUGE IMPORTANCE FOR
DAVID.

David says I'M ON A FANTASTIC JOURNEY
TO LOOK FOR THE ORIGINS OF LIFE.

Anthony says AT THE VERY END OF
THE SERIES, PRETTY MUCH THE LAST
SEQUENCE WE WERE ON, IN HERON
ISLAND, ON THE BEACH, AND IT
WAS SORT OF EXTRAORDINARY,
I THINK THIS WHOLE EXPERIENCE
OF GOING ON THE ROAD AGAIN AND
FILMING AN INTERNATIONAL SERIES
WAS A BIG THING FOR DAVID.
AND HE ACTUALLY GOT, HE DOESN'T
GET VERY EMOTIONAL VERY OFTEN,
BUT HE GOT VERY EMOTIONAL, AH,
AND IT TOOK ME BY SURPRISE.

David says THIS PROGRAM MEANS A LOT
TO ME, ACTUALLY.
AND RATHER SURPRISINGLY, I
DIDN'T REALIZE HOW MUCH IT MEANT
TO ME UNTIL I STARTED DOING IT,
BECAUSE I HAVE SPENT OVER THE
LAST 25-30 YEARS MAKING A
SERIES OF PROGRAMS ABOUT
DIFFERENT GROUPS OF ANIMALS
AS THEY'VE EMERGED THROUGH
EVOLUTION, UM, AND I'VE NEVER
MADE ANYTHING ABOUT THE VERY
BEGINNING OF LIFE.
SO, THIS SERIES TO A DEGREE,
WHICH I REALLY DIDN'T FULLY
APPRECIATE UNTIL I STARTED
WORKING ON IT, REALLY COMPLETES
THE SET.
SOME CREATURES MANAGED TO CRAWL
UP ONTO THE LAND, BUT ALL OF US
ALIVE TODAY OWE OUR VERY
EXISTENCE TO THEM.
WELL, IN A CURIOUS WAY, IN THE
END, THE END OF MY LAST MAKING
A SERIES LIKE THIS, IS MY
BEGINNING.

The narrator says GOING BACK ON THE ROAD HAD
BEEN SUCH A REWARDING
EXPERIENCE, DAVID WAS KEEN
TO KEEP GOING.
IT WAS THE START OF A NEW
AND HUGELY PROLIFIC PHASE
IN HIS CAREER.
DAVID UNDERSTOOD THAT TO REACH
OUT TO A YOUNGER AUDIENCE, HE
HAD TO WORK EVEN HARDER.
AND HE SAW THAT BY CLEVERLY
COMBINING CGI AND THE LATEST
CAMERA TECHNOLOGY, HE COULD
ONCE AGAIN TELL NATURAL HISTORY
STORIES IN A COMPLETELY NEW
WAY.
AFTER ADVANCED ANIMATION, THE
NEXT EXCITING LEAP IN WILDLIFE
FILMING WAS TO ADD AN ENTIRELY
NEW DIMENSION TO THE STORY -
3D.
A MOVE THAT WOULD TAKE DAVID
AWAY FROM THE BBC.

Clips show David interacting with 3D animated animals.

Damian says WHEN HE WAS OFFERED THE
CHANCE TO DO THINGS LIKE THE 3D
FILMS, HE THOUGHT THAT WAS
FANTASTIC.
THAT'S WHY HE WENT OFF TO SKY,
TO DO THESE THINGS WHICH THE
BBC WERE NOT DOING.

David says WHEN THE PROPOSAL CAME UP
THAT WE SHOULD DO A PROGRAM IN
3D, I WAS VERY EXCITED BECAUSE
WHEN I STARTED IN 1952 WE HAD
BLACK-AND-WHITE CAMERAS AND THEN
UPGRADED FURTHER INTO COLOUR,
AND NOW INTO HIGH DEFINITION,
AND NOW INTO 3D, AND I'M
DELIGHTED TO BE AROUND WHILE
IT'S HAPPENING.

A man in a studio says ARE YOU GUYS READY?

David says I'VE NEVER WORKED WITH A CREW
AS BIG AS THIS.

A woman behind a camera says I THOUGHT WE WERE DOING QUITE
WELL KEEPING OUR NUMBERS DOWN.

David says WELL, THERE YOU ARE.
HOW MANY ARE YOU?

She says ABOUT TWELVE.

David says I NORMALLY WORK WITH TWO
OTHER PEOPLE, CAMERAMAN AND
RECORDIST!
(LAUGHING) YES.
(STICK CLAPPING)

Martin says 3D IS AN INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT
MEDIUM TO WORK IN.
IT'S ALMOST LIKE GOING BACK TO
WORKING IN FILM.
YOU'VE GOT THESE INCREDIBLY
HEAVY CAMERAS, IN FACT, THEY
ARE TWO CAMERAS BOUND TOGETHER.
IT'S VERY TECHNICAL, YOU'VE GOT
TO GET THE FOCUS AND YOU'VE GOT
TO GET THE DISTANCE BETWEEN
THE CAMERAS EXACTLY RIGHT.
ALL THESE VERY TECHNICAL THINGS
THAT MAKE DIRECTING A
TRADITIONAL DOCUMENTARY REALLY
HARD, YOU CAN'T REACT TO
SITUATIONS THAT WELL.

The caption changes to "Galapagos Islands, 2012."

The narrator says DESPITE THE CHALLENGES, DAVID
WAS DETERMINED TO TAKE THE 3D
CAMERAS OUT INTO THE WILD.
AND WHERE BETTER THAN THE
REMOTE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS OF
SOUTH AMERICA?

David says 3D PROPERLY USED, IT SEEMS TO
ME CAN GIVE THE VIEWER MORE OF
A FEELING OF BEING THERE, MORE
OF A FEELING OF THE REALITY.
SO, WE'LL SEE IF WE SUCCEED.

The narrator says THE NEW TECHNOLOGY WOULD
CAPTURE ONE OF DAVID'S MOST
MEMORABLE MOMENTS.

Martin says LONESOME GEORGE WAS AN ICON
OF OUR TIME.
HE WAS A REPRESENTATIVE OF
EVERYTHING THE GALAPAGOS STOOD
FOR.
HE WAS THE LAST ONE LEFT OF HIS
SPECIES, THE REST OF HIS KIND
DRIVEN TO EXTINCTION BY THE
PRESSURES OF LIVING IN THE AGE
OF MAN.

David says NOBODY WENT TO THE GALAPAGOS
WITHOUT VISITING LONESOME
GEORGE.
I HAD MET HIM BEFORE ON EARLIER
TRIPS TO THE GALAPAGOS, BUT WE
ASKED TO GO AND SEE HIM AGAIN.
AND THE AUTHORITIES WERE VERY
PROPERLY PROTECTIVE OF HIM.
WE COULD ONLY DO IT BEFORE THE
GARDENS OPENED, AND WE COULD
ONLY BE ALLOWED WITH HIM FOR
JUST A VERY FEW MINUTES.
SO, WE ALL GOT UP IN THE DARK,
AND LONESOME GEORGE WAS ASLEEP.
SO, WE GOT A CAMERA IN POSITION
AND I CRAWLED IN, AND WAITED
AND WAITED FOR LONESOME GEORGE
TO WAKE UP.
AND I WAITED A LONG TIME, AND
I THOUGHT MAYBE WE'VE COME TOO
LATE, AND HE ISN'T GOING TO WAKE
UP AT ALL.
BUT EVENTUALLY, HE DID.

Director says AND ACTION!

On the ground behind Lonesome George, David says HE'S ABOUT 80 YEARS OLD AND
HE'S GETTING A BIT CREAKY IN
HIS JOINTS.
AS INDEED AM I!
HE IS, ARGUABLY, THE RAREST
ANIMAL IN THE WORLD.
CERTAINLY, THERE CAN BE NONE
RARER, FOR HE IS THE LAST
OF HIS KIND.
WHEN HE DIES, THE PINTA SPECIES
OF GALAPAGOS TORTOISE WILL BE
EXTINCT, BUT HE IS A VERY
IMPORTANT ANIMAL.
PROBABLY MORE THAN ANY OTHER
SINGLE CREATURE, HE HAS FOCUSED
THE ATTENTION OF THE WORLD ON
THE FRAGILITY OF OUR
ENVIRONMENT.
I DELIVERED MY PIECE TO CAMERA
AND JUST AT THE RIGHT MOMENT,
LONESOME GEORGE HEAVED HIMSELF
UP AND JUST MOVED SLOWLY AWAY,
AND THAT WAS THAT, MY INTERVIEW
WAS OVER.
JUST 14 DAYS AFTER WE FILMED
LONESOME, HE DIED IN HIS SLEEP.

Anthony says IT WAS JUST ONE OF THOSE
MOMENTS FILMING IN-IN NATURAL
HISTORY, BECAUSE THERE WAS DAVID
AND LONESOME GEORGE, AND THAT
WAS LONESOME GEORGE'S LAST BIG
APPEARANCE, SO IT WAS, IT WAS
REALLY EXTRAORDINARY.

The narrator says BY THE TIME FILMING WRAPPED
ON THE GALAPAGOS SERIES,
THE TEAM HAD CAPTURED A
BREATHTAKING VARIETY OF ANIMALS
BOTH ON LAND AND IN THE SEA.
(TAPPING CAMERA LENS)
BUT ARGUABLY, DAVID'S MOST
SURPRISING 3D FILM WAS CAPTURED
MUCH CLOSER TO HOME... IN ONE
OF LONDON'S ICONIC MUSEUMS.

The caption changes to "London, 2013."

The narrator says REMARKABLY AT THE AGE OF 86,
THE LEGENDARY PRESENTER
COMPLETELY REINVENTED HIMSELF
AND BRAVELY STEPPED INTO THE
UNFAMILIAR WORLD OF ACTING FOR
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM ALIVE.

The director says EIGHT, TAKE ONE!

David says BLOODY FUNNY WAY TO EARN
A LIVING.

Anthony says HERE WE WERE TALKING
ABOUT A NEW GENRE, WHICH HAD
DAVID ACTING, WHERE WE WERE
GOING TO HAVE TO CREATE CGI IN,
AND AROUND, HIM.

The narrator says THE TEAM'S FIRST TEST IS TO
BRING TO LIFE ONE OF THE MOST
FAMOUS EXTINCT ANIMALS OF ALL.
THE DODO.

A camera assistant says SPEED, MARK IT.

The woman with the clapboard says SEVEN, TAKE TWO.

The director says CAMERA SET.
ACTION!

David pretends he sits with an animal and says OW!
HEY!
WELL, THAT'S A...
NO, WAIT, I'LL DO IT AGAIN.
OW!

Anthony says IT WAS QUITE HARD FOR DAVID,
IT WAS QUITE A HARD FILM TO
MAKE.
HERE HE WAS, WAY OUT ON A LIMB,
IF YOU LIKE, FROM BEING THE
ATTENBOROUGH THAT EVERYBODY KNEW
BEFORE, HAVING TO ACT, AND THAT
WAS RIGHT ON THE EDGE OF HIS
COMFORT ZONE.
DAVID FELT QUITE VULNERABLE.

David says SO, NO ONE KNOWS HOW BIG IT
WAS.
BUT AFTER TONIGHT, WHO KNOWS?

The director says CUT, BRILLIANT!

David says I'M NOT AN ACTOR, IT'S NOT MY
SKILL, AND SO, YOU DO FEEL A BIT
OF A "NANNA" REALLY, SO WHEN
THEY SAY, "LOOK OUT, IT'S
ATTACKING YOU, LOOK HORROR!"
"AHHH!"
IN FACT, IT MAY WELL HAVE BEEN
ADAPTED TO CRUSHING STONES...
NOT VERY GOOD.
I JUST HOPE IT WILL WORK.

The narrator says WHEN THE FINAL GRAPHICS ARE
ADDED TO DAVID'S PERFORMANCE,
THE SCENE STARTS TO TAKE ON
A MAGICAL LIFE.
(BLOWING RASPBERRY)

David says WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THAT?

The 3D animal pecks on David's knee.

(LAUGHING)

David says OW!
THAT'S A VERY POWERFUL BEAK!

The narrator says BUT IT WASN'T UNTIL THE
FIRST SCREENING - A ROYAL
PREMIERE - THAT DAVID WOULD SEE
THE FINISHED FILM AND HIS
ACTING DEBUT FOR THE FIRST
TIME.

Anthony says DAVID WAS VERY ANXIOUS, AH,
GOING INTO THE PREMIERE.
HE HADN'T SEEN THE FINAL FILM
AND KEPT SAYING, "IS IT ALL
RIGHT, IS IT ALL RIGHT?"
I SAID, "IT'S GOING TO BE FINE,
DAVID, DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT."

In the film, a dinosaur skeleton jumps at David.

David says I SUSPECT I'LL FIND ITS LOOK
RATHER UNNERVINGLY FAMILIAR.
(GROWLING)

A 3D gorilla growls.

David says I WAS A BIT WORRIED AS TO
WHETHER PEOPLE WOULD THINK
IT WAS TOO FLIPPANT.
BUT WE TOOK A LOT OF TROUBLE
TO MAKE SURE THAT EACH OF THE
STORIES ACTUALLY HAD SOLID
SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION INTO IT,
AND IT WAS VERY SUCCESSFUL.
PEOPLE APPARENTLY LOVED IT.
(APPLAUSE)

The narrator says DAVID'S LEAP INTO THE UNKNOWN
WAS REWARDED WITH ONE OF THE
INDUSTRY'S HIGHEST HONOURS.

The caption changes to "BAFTA 2014."

In his acceptance speech, Anthony says I HAVE TO SAY THAT IT'S
A PRETTY EXTRAORDINARY NIGHT.
DAVID ATTENBOROUGH HAS NOW WON
IN BLACK AND WHITE, COLOUR, HD,
3D, AND NOW THE FIRST WINNER OF
A BAFTA AWARD, I BELIEVE, IN 4K.

(APPLAUSE)

Anthony says DAVID ALWAYS SAYS AWARDS
DON'T REALLY MATTER, BUT HE HAS
A LOVELY HABIT WHICH HE GOES
HOME, EVERYTHING GETS PUT AWAY,
NONE OF HIS AWARDS ARE ON
DISPLAY, BUT FOR A WEEK AFTER HE
WINS AN AWARD, YOU ALWAYS SEE IT
ON THE MANTELPIECE IN THE HALL,
AND IT'S SORT OF HIS LITTLE,
LITTLE THING THAT HE'S WON AN
AWARD.
(APPLAUSE)

The narrator says DESPITE HAVING NOW WON EVERY
MAJOR INDUSTRY AWARD, DAVID HAD
NO INTENTION OF SLOWING DOWN.
AT THE AGE OF 88, HE WAS ABOUT
TO BEGIN FILMING AGAIN FOR THE
BBC ON ONE OF HIS MOST
IMPORTANT SERIES TO DATE.

The caption changes to "The Great Barrier Reef. 2014."

The narrator says THE TEAM TRAVELLED TO
AUSTRALIA TO SHOOT A MAJOR
SERIES ON THE GREAT BARRIER
REEF, SOMEWHERE DAVID HAD FIRST
VISITED OVER 60 YEARS AGO.
IN 1957, DAVID FILMED
UNDERWATER HERE FOR THE FIRST
TIME, WITH NOTHING MORE THAN
A SINGLE CAMERA AND SCUBA GEAR.

David says IT WASN'T BAD ACTUALLY
PADDLING AROUND IN THE WATER AND
STICKING MY HAND IN A GIANT CLAM
AND LOOKING BRAVE.
IT WAS VERY PRIMITIVE,
THE CAMERA WAS WOUND UP
BY CLOCKWORK.

The narrator says BUT THIS TIME, DAVID HAS A
NEW WAY TO GET UNDERWATER,
A STATE-OF-THE-ART SUBMERSIBLE.

Anthony says DAVID WAS FASCINATED BY THE
IDEA OF GOING BACK WITH THE NEW
TECHNOLOGY, WITH THE NEW
SCIENCE, AND SEEING THE REEF AND
UNCOVERING THE REEF IN A WHOLE
NEW WAY.
(LAUGHING)

David says THIS IS THE FIRST TIME A
SUBMERSIBLE LIKE THIS HAS EVER
DIVED ON THE BARRIER REEF, SO
IT'S A PRETTY IMPORTANT MOMENT.

The caption changes to "Paul Williams. Cameraman."

Paul is in his sixties, with short wavy gray hair and a stubble. He wears a black shirt.

He says THE FIRST TIME WE WENT IN, WE
WERE BOTH DOING IT TOGETHER FOR
THE FIRST TIME, SO WE'RE BOTH
FEELING THE SAME EXCITEMENT OF
GOING UNDERWATER IN THIS BUBBLE.

The narrator says DAVID AND PAUL ARE REWARDED
WITH SOME SPECTACULAR SIGHTS...

David looks at a school of yellow fish by the reef and says AH, HOW BEAUTIFUL.

The narrator says ..THAT PROVE WHY THE REEF IS
ONE OF THE MOST DAZZLING
HABITATS ON THE PLANET.

David says WOW!
IT'S JOLLY NICE THAT SOMEONE
OF MY AGE CAN BE TAKEN DOWN
IN FANTASTIC COMFORT.
HE'S COMING RIGHT AT US.
NO PROBLEM ABOUT BREATHING, NO
PROBLEM ABOUT TALKING, NO
PROBLEM ABOUT YOUR MOVEMENTS.
AH, THERE'S A HUGE SHARK!
YOU'RE JUST SITTING THERE, AS IT
WERE, IN AN ARMCHAIR AND LOOKING
AT ONE OF THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY
PLACES ON EARTH.
A PRIVILEGE GIVEN TO VERY FEW.

He points at a fish hitting the camera and says DON'T YOU, DON'T YOU START THAT,
OH, DEAR!

The narrator says THE SERIES ACHIEVED ALL
THE SPECTACLE AND AWE THAT
ATTENBOROUGH FILMS ARE EXPECTED
TO DELIVER.

David says WHAT I ENJOY ABOUT MAKING
THESE PROGRAMS IS SAYING, "LOOK
AT THIS, ISN'T IT FABULOUS?"
AND "DON'T YOU ENJOY LOOKING
AT THIS?
AREN'T YOU STRUCK BY ITS
WONDER?"

The narrator says BUT DAVID WAS DEEPLY AFFECTED
BY THE CHANGES HE SAW IN THE
REEF AND IN THE FINAL EPISODE,
HE ADDED A VERY PERSONAL
MESSAGE.

David says THE GREAT BARRIER REEF IS IN
GRAVE DANGER.
THE TWIN PERILS BROUGHT BY
CLIMATE CHANGE, AN INCREASE IN
THE TEMPERATURE OF THE OCEAN,
AND IN ITS ACIDITY THREATEN ITS
VERY EXISTENCE.
IF THEY CONTINUE TO RISE AT THE
PRESENT RATE, THE REEFS WILL BE
GONE WITHIN DECADES.
AND THAT WOULD BE A GLOBAL
CATASTROPHE.

The caption changes to "Mike Davis. Director."

Mike is in his forties, with short receding re hair and a stubble. He wears glasses, a white shirt and a blue sweater.

He says DAVID IS VERY AWARE THAT WE
ARE HANDING ON THE WORLD TO THE
NEXT GENERATION, AND I THINK
THAT IS ALL SUMMARIZED
BEAUTIFULLY IN HIS LAST PIECE
TO CAMERA.

David says THEY ARE AMONG THIS PLANET'S
RICHEST, MOST COMPLEX
AND MOST BEAUTIFUL ECOSYSTEMS.
DO WE REALLY CARE SO LITTLE
ABOUT THE EARTH ON WHICH
WE LIVE, THAT WE DON'T WISH
TO PROTECT ONE OF ITS GREATEST
WONDERS FROM THE CONSEQUENCES
OF OUR BEHAVIOUR?

Maggie says I THINK HE'S ANGRY, AND I
THINK THAT THAT ANGER WAS
ALLOWED TO SHOW.

Damian says FOR MANY YEARS, HIS
DOCUMENTARIES DID NOT HAVE AN
OVERT ENVIRONMENTAL MESSAGE IN
THEM, SO WHEN HE DID SPEAK,
THAT WAS VERY SHOCKING.
PEOPLE WERE, "OH, WOW.
THIS IS SOMETHING WE DO NEED
TO SIT UP AND TAKE NOTICE OF."

The narrator says DURING HIS LIFETIME, DAVID
HAS WITNESSED ENORMOUS CHANGES
ACROSS THE NATURAL WORLD.
THE OZONE HOLE WAS DISCOVERED,
GLOBAL WARMING WAS DETECTED
AND EXTINCTIONS INCREASED.

Damian says HE GRADUALLY WAS BECOMING
MORE OUTSPOKEN ABOUT THE
ENVIRONMENT.

David says THE ABUNDANCE OF LIFE AND
THE VARIETY OF LIFE TOUCHES THE
HUMAN IMAGINATION AND THE HUMAN
SPIRIT, AND IT'S VERY PRECIOUS.

The narrator says THEN, AS DAVID TURNED 90, HE
GOT TO DELIVER HIS MESSAGE
ON A NEW PLATFORM.

Damian says I THINK THE REAL LANDMARK WAS
WHEN HE WAS INVITED TO THE WHITE
HOUSE BY PRESIDENT OBAMA.

The caption changes to "The White House. 2015."

Obama says SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH, THANK
YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE.
AS I WAS TELLING YOU ON OUR
WALK OVER, I HAVE BEEN A HUGE
ADMIRER OF YOUR WORK FOR A VERY
LONG TIME.

Damian says I CAN'T THINK OF ANOTHER
EXAMPLE WHEN A PRESIDENT OF THE
UNITED STATES INVITES SOMEBODY
TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND
INTERVIEWS THEM!

Obama says WHAT ARE THE PROSPECTS FOR
THIS BLUE MARBLE THAT WE LIVE
ON?

David says THIS IS THE PLANET ON WHICH
WE LIVE, AND IT'S THE ONLY ONE
WE'VE GOT, AND WE'VE GOT TO
PROTECT IT.

Maggie says THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED
STATES IS AT HIS FEET, REALLY.
I MEAN, THEY ARE BOTH EQUALS IN
THAT INTERVIEW, THAT'S THE
THING, AND IT DID MAKE OBAMA
BOLDER IN ACCEPTING THAT CLIMATE
CHANGE NEEDED TO BE ABSOLUTELY
TOP PRIORITY.

The narrator says THE HISTORIC MEETING ALSO
GAVE DAVID INCREASED CONFIDENCE
TO SPEAK OUT.

Maggie says IT GAVE HIM A LICENSE REALLY
TO BE HIMSELF, AND TO ACTUALLY
SAY WHAT HE BELIEVED WAS WRONG
WITH THE WAY WE WERE RUINING
OUR ENVIRONMENT.

David says PLASTIC IS SO PERMANENT, AND
SO INDESTRUCTIBLE, THAT WHEN YOU
CAST IT INTO THE OCEAN, OR
INDEED INTO YOUR DUSTBIN, IT
DOES NOT GO AWAY.

Damian says HE REALLY COMMUNICATED FOR
PEOPLE IN THEIR LIVING ROOMS
THE THREAT THAT WAS FACING
THE PLANET.

A clip shows David speaking at the United Nations in 2018.

He says IF WE DON'T TAKE ACTION,
THE EXTINCTION OF MUCH OF THE
NATURAL WORLD IS ON THE HORIZON.
TOGETHER, WE CAN MAKE REAL
CHANGE HAPPEN.

Damian says HE'S CAMPAIGNING ON THE
FUTURE OF THE PLANET IN
DOCUMENTARIES SEEN BY HUNDREDS
OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE.

The narrator says NEARLY 70 YEARS AFTER HE
FIRST STARTED OUT, DAVID
ATTENBOROUGH IS ONCE AGAIN
CHANGING HOW MILLIONS OF US
LOOK AT THE WORLD.

A man says YOU ENCOUNTER SO MANY PEOPLE
WHO SAY THAT THEIR LIVES HAVE
BEEN CHANGED BY DAVID
ATTENBOROUGH.
THERE'S SCIENTISTS WHO SAY,
"I WOULDN'T BE DOING THIS IF
I HADN'T WATCHED THOSE DAVID
ATTENBOROUGH PROGRAMS."

Paul says HE'S THE VOICE OF MOTHER
NATURE.
I MEAN, HE JUST...
WHEN YOU HEAR THAT VOICE, YOU
KNOW THAT YOU'RE NOT BEING
FED A LINE.
YOU KNOW YOU'RE GETTING THE
FACTS.

Young David looks at the camera and says I HAVE TO CONFESS I'M
FASCINATED BY ARMADILLOS.
AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED,
THEY'RE SOME OF THE NICEST
AND MOST CURIOUS ANIMALS
IN THE WORLD.

Standing on a beach, Young David says I'M ON THE EDGE OF A CORAL
REEF AT A LOW TIDE.

As he witnesses a bear fishing salmon in a river, he says AND TOP OF THE MENU RIGHT NOW
IS... SALMON.

Paul says HE'S IRREPLACEABLE, NOBODY
CAN REPLACE HIM BECAUSE HE IS
TOTALLY UNIQUE.

Anthony says TO HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY
TO WORK WITH ONE OF THE WORLD'S
GREATEST STORYTELLERS, AND TO
HAVE GOT TO KNOW HIM, I JUST
FEEL INCREDIBLY LUCKY.

Damian says I THINK DAVID WILL BE
REMEMBERED AS OUR GREATEST
BROADCASTER.

Music plays as the end credits roll.

Narrator, Jo Unwin.

Executive producer, Anthony Geffen.

Director, Oliver Twinch.

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