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Life on Air  (2002)

David Attenborough - 50 years in televison

A light-hearted look back over the extraordinary career of David Attenborough, Life on Air celebrates his fiftieth year at the BBC. Delving into Attenborough's illustrious resumé, world-famous comedian, actor and television presenter Michael Palin interviews friends, family and colleagues as well as David himself.

Occupying a unique place in the British psyche, Attenborough shares memorable moments and amusing anecdotes from an astonishing career composed of over two hundred and fifty television programmes. Interspersed with footage from some of Attenborough's most groundbreaking productions, Palin charts his rise from his early days on Zoo Quest to his 2002 specialised series, Life of Mammals.

An incredible insight into the career of a highly accomplished zoologist, conservationist and natural history presenter, Life on Air explores the man whose incredible work catalogue continues to shape the nation's view of wildlife.

Copyright holder

Copyright Holder: BBC - Natural History Unit
Address: c/o BBC Motion Gallery
Room E251
Woodlands
80 Wood Lane
London
W12 0TT
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8433 2861 / 2
Email: motiongallery.uk@bbc.co.uk
Website: http://www.bbcmotiongallery.com

Film credits

Dubbing Mixer: Graham Wild
Executive Producer: Mike Gunton
Film Editor: Andrew Findlay
Graphic Design: BBC - Graphic Design
Online Editor: Tim Bolt
Photography: Mike Fox
Photography: Chris Openshaw
Photography: Gavin Thurston
Producer: Brian Leith
Production Co-ordinator: Ros Gillions
Production Co-ordinator: Joanna Verity
Production Executive: Christina Hamilton
Production Manager: Di Williams
Production Organisation: BBC - Natural History Unit
Researcher: Emma Rolfe
Sound Editor: Ian Bown
Sound Recordist: Mike Lax
Sound Recordist: Graham Ross

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