David Attenborough Life On Air: Memoirs Of A Broadcaster

David Attenborough Life On Air: Memoirs Of A Broadcaster


David Attenborough reads his own bestselling memoir

'An enthralling autobiography from one of the linchpins of television' Good Book Guide

David Attenborough is the acknowledged voice of nature, loved and revered worldwide for his groundbreaking wildlife documentaries. Over the course of his long BBC career, David has risen from trainee producer to award-winning film-maker, and in Life on Air, he tells the extraordinary stories of the people and animals he has met along the way.

We hear of his earliest days in television; his stint as Controller of BBC2, during which he introduced colour TV to Britain; and his encounters with luminaries such as Montgomery, Anthony Eden, Benjamin Britten and the Queen. Here, too, are tales of his travels to some of the most far-flung corners of the globe, including New Guinea, Borneo, Paraguay and the Australian outback, and the rare creatures he captures on film: from the exotic birds of paradise and the elusive Indri lemurs to the endangered Komodo dragon.

Featuring behind-the-scenes accounts of the making of his landmark natural history series, beginning with the pioneering Zoo Quest and concluding with Life in Cold Blood, this wonderful memoir - read by David Attenborough himself - recounts the highlights of a remarkable life in broadcasting.

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Read by David Attenborough

© 2010 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd. (P) 2010 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd.


  • What shines through most of all is his enthusiasm
    Sunday Telegraph

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