Sir David Attenborough
David Attenborough's 60-year career with the BBC has established him as one of the UK's most-loved broadcasters, and the Life series, which he writes and hosts, has helped to form a comprehensive survey of all life on the planet.
He studied geology and zoology at Clare College, Cambridge and, after two years' national service with the navy and a brief spell working in publishing; he joined the BBC as a producer in 1950. Eventually moving in front of the camera, Attenborough's face and voice gradually became synonymous with the BBC's wildlife output.
Now in his nineties, he continues to work on television, film and radio projects for the BBC, including his new series Blue Planet II.
Our understanding of ocean life has changed dramatically in the last decade, with new species, new behaviours, and new habitats being discovered at a rapid rate. Blue Planet II, which accompanies an epic 7-part series on BBC1, is a ground-breaking new look at the richness and variety of underwater life across our planet.
With over 200 breath-taking photographs and stills from the BBC Natural History Unit's spectacular footage, each chapter of Blue Planet II brings to life a different habitat of the oceanic world. With the final chapter exploring the science and technology of the Ocean enterprise - not only how they were able to capture these amazing stories on film, but what the future holds for marine life based on these discoveries.
David Attenborough BBC Series
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