The subject of this exclusive BAFTA: A Life in Television interview is the world's leading natural history filmmaker Sir David Attenborough. His career as a naturalist and broadcaster has spanned five decades, spawning no less than nine landmark series - from the groundbreaking Life on Earth (1979) to Life in Cold Blood (2008). Together they comprise the most ambitious and comprehensive survey of terrestrial life ever undertaken. As a former Controller of BBC2, Attenborough's commissioning output ranged from The Ascent of Man to The Old Grey Whistle Test. Yet his lasting legacy is his peerless contribution to our understanding of the natural world, first in terms of ecology, taxonomy and habitat, and increasingly in the light of man's environmental impact on the planet.
BAFTA: A Life in Television are special events held across the UK, which celebrate film and television, exploring a major and distinctive contribution by a BAFTA winner or nominee.
Added by Craig Grobler on April 23, 2009