Sir David Frederick Attenborough OM, CH, CVO, CBE, FRS, FZS, FSA (born 8 May 1926 in London, England) is a broadcaster and naturalist. His career as the respected face and voice of natural history programmes has endured for more than 50 years. He is best known for writing and presenting the nine ”Life” series, in conjunction with the BBC Natural History Unit, which collectively form a comprehensive survey of all life on the planet. He is also 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.
Tip of the hat to Charles Paxton, Ph. D.
He is a younger brother of director, producer and actor Richard Attenborough.
Attenborough continues to be interested in cryptozoology.
David Attenborough’s Life Stories – Series 2 – 11. Monsters (only available until May 8th)
11/20. Fire breathing dragons are clearly something from legend, but what about a monster that lives in an ancient deep lake? In this edition of David Attenborough’s Life Stories, Sir David reflects on a time when pre-eminent conservationist and naturalist Peter Scott was immersed in acquiring evidence of the existence of the Loch Ness Monster. No such giant creature has ever been found or concrete evidence it ever existed, but this is an intriguing tale of discovery. David Attenborough moves his story on to beyond the highlands of Scotland and into the Himalayas – and it’s here that Sir David reveals something very surprising.
Written and presented by David Attenborough
Produced by Julian Hector.
Broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 8:50AM Sun, 1 May 2011
Available until 9:02AM Sun, 8 May 2011
First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 8:50PM Fri, 29 Apr 2011
Duration 10 minutes