Poster child for the BBC in flannel shirt and khaki shorts, his trademark mop of hair a youthful blonde, David Attenborough first strode onto our screens like a forgotten dream of empire. Alone among television presenters this century, the famous naturalist seems to belong to an era predating the entertainment landscape he helped to create – a composite of adventure stories and English eccentricity. Sir David Attenborough may well be one of the three most recognisable voices British television has ever produced, taking his place alongside Stephen Fry and Alan Bennett, national treasures whose sonorous cadences are beamed daily into living rooms around the world. So how well do you know the nation’s favourite wildlife documentarian? Did you know that David green-lit Monty Python’s Flying Circus in 1969 when controller of BBC 2? Can you name David’s least favourite creature? Or complete our fiendish Attenborough constellation dot to dot? If you think you know your salamanders from your cephalopods, or can guess David’s gym playlist, come and explore this wild safari of trivia and activities from the comfort of your own armchair.
Paperback. By Nathan Joyce.