David Attenborough filmography

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The following is a chronological list of 148 television series and individual programmes in which Sir David Attenborough is credited as a writer, presenter, narrator, producer or interviewee. In a career spanning eight decades, Attenborough's name has become synonymous with the natural history programmes produced by the BBC Natural History Unit.

Major projects[edit]


Year Title Duration Subject Credit(s)
1952 Coelacanth 1x10 min The rediscovery of the prehistoric coelacanth. Attenborough's first programme for the BBC (as producer). Presented by Julian Huxley. Producer
1952 Animal, Vegetable, Mineral? - Quiz show based on the game Twenty Questions, which ran until 1959. Scientists would try to guess the origin of specimens from museum and university collections. Episode list: "Belfast Museum and Art Gallery"; "Bankfield Museum"; "The Royal Scottish Museum"; "Royal Albert Memorial" (all 1953).
1953 Song Hunter 6x20 min Folk music, presented by and featuring performances by Alan Lomax.[1]
The Pattern of Animals 3 episodes Animal camouflage, warning signals and courtship displays. Presented by Julian Huxley. Attenborough's first natural history series.
1954 It's A Small World 4 episodes It's A Small World was listed as a BBC series "giving a close-up view of tiny things". Producer
1954 Zoo Quest 6x30 min A series of multi-part nature documentaries broadcast on BBC Television between 1954 and 1963. It was the first major programme to feature Attenborough. Writer, presenter, sound-recordist and producer
1955 Zoo Quest to Guiana 6x30 min Second Zoo Quest expedition. History of South America.
Zoo Quest to West Africa 1x30 min West Africa's Sierra Leone.
1956 Zoo Quest for a Dragon 6x30 min This Zoo Quest series features the first known footage of the Komodo dragon.
1957 Quest for the Paradise Birds 6x30 min Attenborough's first trip to the island of New Guinea in an attempt to film the courtship displays of the native birds of paradise. Episodes: "Base Camp in New Guinea"; "Into the Stone Age"; "People of the Wahgi Valley"; "Pygmies and Paradise Birds".
1959 Zoo Quest in Paraguay 6x30 min Fifth Zoo Quest. Attenborough returned to South America and visited the grasslands and wetlands of Paraguay. Episode list: "Return from the Chaco"; "Cactus Island in the Desert"; "The Gran Chaco"; "Argentine Excursion"; "Oven Birds and Capybaras"; "Butterfly Birds" and "Armadillos".


Year Title Duration Subject Credit(s)
1960 The People of Paradise 6x30 min Anthropology and natural history of the South Pacific. Episode list: “The Land Divers of Pentecost”, “Cargo Cult", “The Fire Walkers of Fiji”, “Outer Islands of Fiji”, “Royal Tonga”. Writer, presenter, sound-recordist and producer
Elsa the Tamworth Lioness 1x30 min Following Joy and George Adamson as they search for Elsa the Lioness and her three cubs. Producer and presenter
Travellers' Tales - Long-running series made by Attenborough's BBC Travel and Exploration Unit, which also featured Armand and Michaela Denis's on Safari programmes. Episodes associated with Attenborough: "Savage New Guinea"; "Festival in Kano"; "Hill Tribes of the Deccan"; "White Elephant"; "Men of the Dream Time"; "Caribbean Expedition"; "Hunters of Spitzbergen"; "The Opium People"; "The Leg Rowers of Burma"; "Chop! Music and Zulu Dancing"; "Adriatic Journey"; "Antarctic Adventure"; "Dancing Dervishes"; "In Search of Stanley"; "Overland to Singapore"; "The Hidden Valley of Apa Tanis"; "Pygmies of the Congo"; "The Choco Indians of Colombia"; "Head Hunters and Giraffe Women"; "The Fur-trappers of Greenland"; "Lapland Summer"; "The Bird Cliffs of Lofoten"; "The Strange Creatures of Galapagos"; "Unknown India"; "Chinese Journey"; "The Ascent of Annapurna IV"; "'Sherpa'; Land of the Lost"; "The Land of the Gurkhas". Producer and narrator
1961 Zoo Quest to Madagascar 6x30 min Filming and collecting animals in Madagascar. Writer, presenter, sound-recordist and producer
Japan - History and culture of the Japanese people. Producer
1962 Destruction of the Indian 3 episodes How contact with the modern world has affected remote Indian tribes of South America.
1963 Attenborough and Animals 10x25 min First series for children. Comparing different species. Episodes: "Apes, Lemurs and Orang-utangs"; "Armadilloes, Sloths and Anteaters"; "Bird Architects – From the Argentine to Australia"; "Bird Mysteries and Problems, Including the Rhea and the Birds of Paradise"; "Lizards from Australia, South America and Malaya"; "Crocodiles and Turtles – And How to Catch Them"; "Ants from America, Australia and Africa"; "Moths, Mud Wasps and Praying Mantises"; "Clams and Crabs from the Pacific and Indian Oceans". Presenter
Quest Under Capricorn 6x30 min Final Zoo Quest series, filmed in the Northern Territory of Australia, was also Attenborough's final natural history series before moving into BBC management. Episode list: “The Desert Gods”, “Hermits of Borroloola”, "Buffalo, Geese and Men”, “The Artists of Arnhem Land”, “Bush Walkabout”, “The First Australians". Writer, presenter, sound-recordist and producer
1965 Zambezi 3x50 min A journey down the Zambezi. Episode list: “Lord of the Land”, “The Ancient Highway”, “Livingstone's River”. Writer and presenter
1967 Life - East Africa 3 episodes Series of interviews conducted by Attenborough with African conservationists.
The World About Us - Commissioned during his tenure as Controller of BBC Two, Attenborough narrated around 20 episodes of this long-running series between 1969 and 1982. Episode list: "Koko the Gorilla"; "Unnatural History"; "Asmat – Cannibal craftsmen of New Guinea"; "The Predators"; "Courtship"; "Lions of Serengeti"; "Extinction"; "Goblins of the Forest"; "The Field – the Great Bustard"; "Elephant Kingdom"; "The Hyena Story"; "Baboons of Gombe"; "Baobab"; "Geese are only Human"; "Dangerous Venomous Animals"; "El Condor"; "Yanomami – Sons of the Blood"; "A Sheltered Existence"; "The Discoverers: The 400th Edition of the World around Us"; "Wild Dogs of Africa"; "Woodpecker"; "Voices in the Forest"; "A Noble Savage"; "Ascension Island"; "The Underground Movement"; "Lemurs - Ghosts at the End of the World"; "Greenpeace Voyages to Save the Whale". Narrator
1969 The Miracle of Bali 3x50 min The Indonesian island of Bali. Narrator and producer


Year Title Duration Subject Credit(s)
1971 A Blank on the Map 1x60 min Encounters with the Bikaru people in the New Guinea forest. Writer and presenter
1973 Eastwards with Attenborough 6x30 min First natural history series after resigning as BBC Controller. Visit to South East Asia. Episode list: "The Strange Caves Of Borneo", "Fire Giants Of Sumatra", "Mudbuilders Of Borneo", "Green Ceilings Of Borneo", "Borneo's Cathedral Of Trees", "Life And Death In Paradise".
The Life Game 1x90 min Genetics and evolution, written by Nigel Calder and produced by Adrian Malone. Presenter
Natural Break 15x10 min A series of short programmes based on archive footage, produced by John Sparks.
Flying Prince of Wildlife - The story of the conservation efforts of Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands (1911–2004).
Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 6x60 min Science lectures on the language of animals. Episodes: "The Languages of Animals: Beware", "The Languages of Animals: Be Mine", "The Language of Animals: Parents and Children", "The Language of Animals:Foreign Languages", "The Languages of Animals: Animal Language, Human Language". Writer and presenter
Omnibus 1x60 min Wrote and presented one episode (Season 7, Episode 2, "The Savage Image"). Film about the ceremonies, paintings and sculptures of the people along the Sepik River in New Guinea. Writer and presenter
1973 - 1975 The Explorers 10x50 min Recreating the voyages of famous explorers, at the time the most expensive series ever commissioned by the BBC. Episode list: "The Story of Roald Amundsen", "The Story of Charles Montagu Doughty", "The Story of Henry Morton Stanley", "The Story of Burke and Wills", "The Story of Mary Kingsley", "The Story of Jedediah Strong Smith", "The Story of Alexander von Humboldt", "The Story of Captain James Cook", "The Story of Francisco Pizarro", "The Story of Christopher Columbus". Introducer and narrator
1975 Fabulous Animals - Children's television series which featured Attenborough reading books about mythological creatures. Episode list: "Here be Monsters", "Marvels of the Deep", "Dragons and Serpents", "Winged Creatures", "Horns of Magic", "Man or Beast". Presenter
The Tribal Eye 7x50 min BBC documentary series on tribal art, of which Attenborough is a keen collector. Episode list:"Behind the Mask","Crooked Beak of Heaven","The Sweat of the Sun", "Kingdom of Bronze", "Woven Gardens", "Man Blong Custom", "Across the Frontiers". Writer and presenter
1976 The Discoverers 6x30 min Pioneering explorers, discoverers and scientists in the field of natural history. Episode list: "The Bone Hunters”, “The Bug Collectors”, “The Wanderer and the Woodsman”, “The Unknown Ocean”, “The Rare and the Curious”. Narrator
1977 Wildlife on One 253x30 min Half-hour natural history programmes for BBC One. Ran annually until 2005.
1979 Life on Earth 13x55 min The history of life on Earth. Took 3 years to make - notable for its groundbreaking footage. Writer and presenter


Year Title Duration Subject Credit(s)
1980 The Spirit of Asia 8x60 min The cultures and religions of the people of Asia. Episodes list: "The World of Shadows", "The Morning of the World", "Land of the Cosmic Mountain", "The Story of Rama", "The Haunted Land", "Artists in Exile", "God-Kings of Angkor", "Land of a Million Buddhas". Narrator
Benjamin Britten – A Time There Was 1x103 min About composer Benjamin Britten. Aired as part of 'The South Bank Show'. Archive director.
1981 The Ark in South Kensington - The Natural History Museum at South Kensington. Presenter
1984 The Living Planet 12x55 min How various living organisms have adapted to their surroundings. Writer and presenter
1985 The Million Pound Bird Book 1x60 min Biography of American naturalist John James Audubon.
1986 World Safari 1x90 min A live television event featuring broadcasts from across the world. Co-presenter
1987 The First Eden 4x60 min The Mediterranean. Writer and presenter
1989 Lost Worlds, Vanished Lives 4x40 min Fossils. Episodes: "Magic in the Rocks"; Putting Flesh on Bone"; Dinosaur"; "The Rare Glimpses".


Year Title Duration Subject Credit(s)
1990 The Trials of Life 12x50 min The final part of the Trilogy of Life. Writer and presenter
1993 QED Gallop to Freedom 1x45 min Release of Przewalski horses. Narrator
Life in the Freezer 6x30 min The natural history of Antarctica. Writer and presenter
1994 Heart of a Nomad 1x60 min Explorer and writer Wilfred Thesiger. Presenter
1995 The Private Life of Plants 6x50 min Life cycle of plants. Writer and presenter
1996 Attenborough in Paradise 1x55 min Various kinds of birds of paradise in the forests of Papua New Guinea. Writer and presenter
Winners and Losers 2x45 min Following life forms examined in the 1960s documentary The Rare Ones. Narrator
IMAX – "Survival Island" 1x42 min Various animal populations of South Georgia island. Writer and narrator
1998 The Life of Birds 10x50 min Various species of birds and their ways of life. Writer and presenter
The Origin of Species: An Illustrated Guide 1x30 min Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Narrator
1999 Sharks – The Truth 1x50 min Part of BBC One's Shark Summer season.
They Said It Couldn't Be Done 7x60 min Attenborough interviews wildlife film-makers at the Royal Geographical Society. Presenter
NHK - Satoyama I: Japan's Secret Watergarden 1x52 min How the residents of a village in Satoyama live in harmony with nature. Narrator


Year Title Duration Subject Broadcaster Credit(s)
2000 State of the Planet 3x50 min The detrimental effect mankind has on environment. BBC Writer and presenter
The Lost Gods of Easter Island 1x50 min The history of an Easter Island figure Attenborough bought at an auction in the 1990s. BBC
Living with Dinosaurs 1x50 min The reasons why some reptiles living at the time of dinosaurs did not die out with them. Narrator
The Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth 1x50 min Christmas special. Presenter
The Song of the Earth 1x50 min A Natural History of Music. Included in the Attenborough DVD collection. BBC
2001 The Blue Planet 8x50 min The natural history of the World's oceans. BBC Narrator
2002 The Life of Mammals 10x50 min Mammals. BBC Writer and presenter
Great Natural Wonders of the World 1x60 min Sequel to The Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth. Presenter
Life on Air 1x60 min Attenborough's 50 Years in Television. Included in the Attenborough DVD collection. BBC Guest Interviewee
2004 NHK - Satoyama II Japan's Secret Water Garden (2004) 1x52 min How the residents of a village in Satoyama live in harmony with nature. Narrator
2005 Animal Crime Scene 5x60 min Examining the "Murder Cases" in the animal kingdom. Narrator
Life in the Undergrowth 5x50 min The life of insects and invertebrates. BBC Writer and presenter
2006 Planet Earth 11x50 min The variety of the entire planet. Filmed over four years in 64 countries. BBC Narrator
Planet Earth - The Diaries 2x60 min Look behind the scenes how "Planet Earth" was filmed.
The Truth about Climate Change 2x60 min Global warming. BBC Writer and presenter
Gorillas Revisited 1x60 min Attenborough revisits the group of Rwanda's mountain gorillas. Presenter
2007 Climate Change: Britain Under Threat 1x60 min The effects of climate change on Great Britain.
Tom Harrisson: The Barefoot Anthropologist 1x60 min Biography of Tom Harrisson.
Attenborough Explores... Our Fragile World 1x60 min The issue of the global environmental crisis. Writer and presenter
2008 Life in Cold Blood 5x50 min The life of reptiles and amphibians. BBC
Humpbacks: From Fire to Ice 1x50 min The humpback whale - made for Australian television. Narrator
Tiger: Spy in the Jungle 3x60 min The life of tiger cubs. Writer and presenter
2009 Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life 1x60 min Darwin's theory of evolution. BBC
Nature's Great Events 6x50 min Some of the greatest annual wildlife events on the planet. BBC Narrator
Uncovering Our Earliest Ancestor: The Link 1x60 min Documentary coinciding with the announcement of a 47-million-year-old primate fossil.[2][3] BBC Writer and narrator
Life 10x50 min Wildlife from all over Earth in ten episodes. BBC


Year Title Duration Subject Credit(s)
2010 David Attenborough's First Life 2x60 min The origin of life on Earth, investigating the evidence from the earliest fossils. Writer and presenter
The Death of the Oceans? 1x60 min The pressure of human population on world oceans.
Flying Monsters 3D 1x70 min 3D film about pterosaurs.
2011 Madagascar 3x60 min The landscape and wildlife of Madagascar. Narrator
Attenborough and the Giant Egg 1x60 min The extinct "elephant bird" of Madagascar. Writer and presenter
Desert Seas 1x60 min The wildlife off the coast of Saudi Arabia. Narrator
Frozen Planet 7x60 min The natural history of the polar regions. Narrator/presenter
2012 The Penguin King 1x75 min + 1x49 min "Making of" Sky 3D film charting the lives of king penguins on South Georgia. Writer and narrator
Secrets of Wild India 3x60 min Indian wildlife series, broadcast on Nat Geo Wild. Narrator
Superfish: Bluefin Tuna (aka Hot Tuna) 1x60 min Bluefin tuna in the wild.
Kingdom of Plants 3D 3x60 min 3D series filmed at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew. Writer and presenter
Attenborough's Ark: A Natural World Special 1x60 min Attenborough picks ten endangered animals.
Attenborough: 60 Years in the Wild 3x60 min Attenborough's career in wildlife filming.
Hummingbirds: Jewelled Messengers 1x45 min Hummingbirds. Presenter
Sir David Attenborough – A Life on Earth. A Live show.[4] 1x54 min Interviewed by Ray Martin. Interviewee
2013 Galapagos 3D 3x45 min + 1x50 min "Making of" Galapagos Islands. Writer and presenter
David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities 5x30 min Series 1. Episode list: “Stretched To The Limit”, “A Curious Hoax?”, “Young Wrinklies”, “A Curious Twist”, “Seeing the Pattern”.
Africa 6x60 min Africa. Narrator and presenter
Micro Monsters 3D 6x22 min 3D filming techniques show lives of bugs and insects. Episode list: “Conflict”, “Predator”, “Courtship”, “Reproduction”, “Family”, “Colony”.
Wild Cameramen at Work 4x30 min The work of leading wildlife cameramen. Episode list: “Sky”, “Ice”, “Sea”, “Land”.
Attenborough's Rise of Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates 2x60 min 500 million year rise of vertebrates. Writer and presenter
2014 Sir David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities 10x30 min Series 2. Episode list: "Virgin Births", "Armoured Animals", "Life in the Dark", "Curious Imposters", "Bad Reputations", "Shocking Senses", "Life on Ice", "Spinners and Weavers", "Strange Parents", "Magical Appearances".
David Attenborough's Natural History Museum Alive 1x65 min CGI imagery is used to bring to life several of the extinct animals housed in the Natural History Museum in London.
Life Story 6x60 min Animals dealing with challenges in various stages of their life. Narrator and presenter
2015 David Attenborough's Conquest of the Skies 3D 3x60 min Birds, bats and flying insects. Writer and presenter
Attenborough's Paradise Birds 1x60 min The history of Paradise birds.
David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities 6x22 min Series 3. Episode list: "Impossible Feats"; "Curious Minds"; "Expandable Bodies"; "Curious Feeders"; "Curious Cures"; "Remarkable Regeneration".
Wild City (aka Cities of the Wild) 5x45 min The wildlife of Singapore. Narrator
The Hunt 7x60 min The hunting strategies of key predators. Narrator and presenter
Great Barrier Reef with Sir David Attenborough 3x60 min + 1x50 min "Making of" Great Barrier Reef to which Attenborough returns after 50 years. Writer and presenter
2016 Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur (aka Raising the Dinosaur Giant) 1x58 min The excavation of bone remains of a new species of gigantic dinosaur in southern Argentina, since named Patagotitan.
Attenborough's Life That Glows (aka David Attenborough’s Light on Earth) 1x60 min Various examples of bio-luminescence in the natural world.
Attenborough's Passion Projects 4x60 min Attenborough chooses four favourite documentaries from his 60 years of filming. Interviewee / presenter
Planet Earth II 6x60 min Sequel series to Planet Earth. Narrator & Presenter
Zoo Quest In Colour 1x90 min Old Zoo Quest footage shown in colour for the first time. Interviewee, Narrator & Presenter
2017 Plants Behaving Badly 2x45 min Two groups of plants that fascinated Charles Darwin. Episode list: “Murder and Mayhem” (carnivorous plants), “Sex and Lies” (orchids).[5] Presenter
David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities 6x22 min Series 4. Episode list: "Animal Frankensteins"; "Finding the Way"; "Extreme Babies"; "Curious Counters"; "Incredible Shells"; "Ferocious Fighters". Writer and presenter
Blue Planet II 7x60 min Sequel series to The Blue Planet. Narrator & Presenter
Attenborough and the Giant Elephant 1x60 min "Jumbo" the famous Circus elephant. Writer & Presenter
2018 The Queen's Green Planet 1x45 min Exploring the gardens of Buckingham Palace with The Queen. Presenter
Attenborough and the Sea Dragon 1x60 min Ichthyosaur – a giant sea dragon that once ruled the oceans. Writer & Presenter
David Attenborough's Tasmania[6] 1x50 min Tasmania's diverse habitats, seasons and animals. Narrator
Dynasties[7] 5x60 min Episode list: "Chimpanzee", "Emperor", "Lion", "Painted Wolf", "Tiger". Narrator & Presenter
2019 Wild Karnataka 1x53 min UHD documentary film on the rich biodiversity of Karnataka, India. Narrator
Our Planet[8] 8x48-54 min + 1x63 min "Making of" Netflix series produced in collaboration with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Narrator & Presenter
Climate Change - The Facts 1x60 min Climate crisis.
Seven Worlds, One Planet 7x60 min Earth's seven continents.


Year Title Duration Subject Credit(s)
2020 Extinction: The Facts 1x60 min Biodiversity loss. Narrator & Presenter
David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet 1x83 min David Attenborough's "witness statement". He reflects on his career as a naturalist and the devastating changes he has seen.
2021 A Perfect Planet 5x60 min David Attenborough discovers how diverse forces work together to keep our planet in perfect balance.[9] Narrator
Life In Colour 3x59 min Life In Colour sees Sir David Attenborough exploring the many ways animals use colour throughout their lives.[10] Presenter
Breaking Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet 1x73 min David Attenborough and scientist Johan Rockström examine Earth's biodiversity collapse and how this crisis can still be averted.[11] Presenter
The Mating Game 5x60 min David Attenborough explores the extraordinary intricacies of animal mating habits.[12] Narrator
The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our Planet 5x60 min David Attenborough and Prince William explore simple, ambitious ideas to repair our planet - solutions offering hope for nature and humanity.[13] Narrator & Presenter
2022 Attenborough's Wonder of Song 1x60 min David Attenborough chooses seven of the most remarkable animal songs found in nature and explores the significance of these songs in the lives of their species.[14] Narrator & Presenter
The Green Planet 5x60 min The series examines some of the most remarkable species of plants and trees.[15] Presenter
Dinosaurs: The Final Day with David Attenborough 1x90 min David Attenborough looks into how exactly dinosaurs died out.[16] Presenter
Dynasties II 4x60 min The second season of Dynasties follows four families of wild animals – the elephant, cheetah, puma and hyena – as they try to survive with the odds stacked against them. Narrator
Prehistoric Planet 5x42 min Presented by David Attenborough, this documentary series follows a series of animal stories built around diverse dinosaur species who lived around the globe in various climates 66 million years ago. Uses the latest paleontological research and computer-generated imagery to vividly reimagine the lives of dinosaurs and other life of that period. Narrator[17]
Frozen Planet II 6x60 min Nature documentary series that focuses on world’s coldest regions: Arctic, Antarctic, frozen deserts, boreal forest and high mountains.[18] Narrator
2023 Wild Isles 5x60 min The diverse landscape and wildlife of the British Isles.[19] Presenter
Prehistoric Planet 2 5x40 min Second season of Prehistoric Planet. Narrator
Our Planet II 4x50 min A Sequel to Netflix's Our Planet (2019) focusing on animal migrations. Narrator
Planet Earth III 8x60 min A Sequel to Planet Earth and Planet Earth II. Narrator & Presenter
TBC Blue Planet III TBA A Sequel to The Blue Planet and Blue Planet II. Narrator

Other programmes[edit]

In addition to writing, presenting, narrating, and producing his own documentaries, Attenborough has made regular appearances as an on-screen and off-screen participant in other film-makers' documentaries and on other numerous television programmes. The following list includes some of his more notable appearances plus long-running shows:


Year Title Duration Subject Credit(s)
1953 The Dreaded Savage - Alain Gheerbrant recounting his experiences among the Guaharibo Indians near the Orinoco. Producer
1954 It's a Small World: "Musical Toys" - Miniature toys.
Out of Doors - Hiking/camping/gardening.
1955 The Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955–58 6x30 min The progress of Vivian Fuchs and his Commonwealth expedition's overland crossing of Antarctica. Presenter and producer
Panorama: "Programme 12" - Guest interviewee
1956 The Berbers of the Atlas Mountains - Producer
1957 Bororo: The Unknown Nomads - Presenter
Mainly for Women - BBC series. Producer
1958 The Volcanos of Sahara - The Tibesti mountains of northern Chad.
1959 Sails Off Singapore - Narrator
Science is News -


Year Title Duration Subject Credit(s)
1961 Adventure 150+ eps Attenborough is credited as narrator or producer of following episodes: "The Shrines of China"; "Crusaders Path"; "The Land of the Queen of Sheba"; "Voodo Island"; "Dyak"; "Turkoman"; "The Tombs of Petra"; "Lhasa", "Forbidden City"; "The Peaks of Peru"; "Dalai Lama"; "Magicians of the Black Hills"; "Sixty-five Survivors"; "North through Afghanistan"; "The Wandering Herdsmen of the Sahara"; "Wings in the Malayan Forest"; "The Hidden Sanctuaries of Prester John"; "The Tunnel of Samos"; "The Lost Men of Malaya"; "The Unknown Mountains of Nepal"; "Search for the Hobolos"; "The Caviar Fishermen of the Caspian"; "Ballon from Lake Manyara"; "Voyage Under the Earth"; "Ballon from Zanzibar"; "Trail to Dawson City"; "The Cave of the Assassins"; "Ballon to Serengeti"; "The Dragon Story"; "The Cocaine-Eaters of Colombia"; "Bushmen of the Kalahari"; "The Men without a Bow"; "Kon-Tiki"; "Snakes Alive"; "The Riddle of Easter Island". Narrator and producer
1962 Festival in Adelaide 1x53:25 min Adelaide Festival of the Arts. Self
1963 Lets Imagine – The Perfect Horse - Various breeds of horses. Narrator
1964 Discovery of the Penicillin 1x45 min The discovery of penicillin by Alexander Fleming.
Indoors and Out: Man and the Land 8x20 min Series of short documentaries in which Sir David Attenborough visits London, the Scotland Highlands, Fair Isle, New Forest, and other places in the UK. Episode list: "Mountains and Moorland"; "Island Home";[20] "Concrete Desert"; "The Fens"; "The Highway"; "Granite Cliffs"; "Green Forests"; "The Open Fields". BBC series.
1965 Two Quest - Attenborough Discovers Manchester 1x6 min Short parody on Sir David Attenborough's work on various documentaries based on exploring Manchester.
1966 Faraway Places – The Quests of David Attenborough - Twelve short documentaries based on material filmed during the Zoo Quest expeditions.


Year Title Duration Subject Credit(s)
1972 Around the World in 80 Minutes – A Guided Tour of Our Spectacular Planet - Narrator and presenter
Late Night Line Up 1x8 min The last episode of the show, featuring an interview with Sir David Attenborough. Guest Interviewee
1974 Spectacular Britain - BBC series. Narrator
1975 Children of The Way - The life of the various Muslim communities in Great Britain. BBC series.
1976 In Search of Strange Animals -
The Zoo - The history of the London Zoo.
1978 Sunday Special: The Gold of El Dorado - One episode. Presenter


Year Title Duration Subject Credit(s)
1980 Gilbert White Lived Here - British naturalist Gilbert White. BBC. 1 episode. Presenter
Wild Britain - BBC series.
Wildlife Talkabout [21] - Series of programmes in which the personalities of the output of the BBC Natural History Unit talk about their work and experiences working on the various series produced by the Unit. Guest Interviewee
The Private Life of the Robin: Robin Scott - The BBC Remembers - BBC Show. Robin Scott (BBC controller). Guest Interviewee
In the Limelight with Lesley - Lesley Judd's show in which Sir David Attenborough answers questions to audience of 50 children. Guest
An Everyday Miracle - Follows the development of an unborn child, recording the baby's first few months of life inside the womb, culminating in the birth. Narrator
1981 The Primates: Upright Man - Sir David Attenborough gives an insight into the conditions of man's emergence through the evolution of the African apes and the evolution of man, tracing the emergence of Homo sapiens back five to ten million years ago to our origins in the African plains. Narrator
1982 Omnibus - Sir David Attenborough interviews Lucie Rie about her studio pottery. Series 16, episode 6. Presenter
Wildlife Jubilee - The development of BBC's Natural History Unit in Bristol. Interviewee
Videobook of British Garden Birds 1x70 min Species of birds found in British town and country gardens. Presenter and Narrator
1983 Rainbow Safari - Narrator
Voices in the Forest - Documentary about the use of Paradise bird feathers in life of New Guinea people. Narrator
1984–2019 Natural World - BBC Two series still on air, for which Attenborough has narrated or presented in following episodes:

1984: The Kiwai, Dugong hunters of Daru.

1988: Twilight of the Dreamtime.

1992: Mpingo: The Tree That Makes Music.

1993: Echo of the Elephants.

1994: Killer Whales: Wolves of the Sea; Mysteries of the Ocean Wanderers.

1996: Echo of the Elephants: The next Generation; Incredible Suckers; Lions: Pride in Peril; Attenborough In Paradise; Sperm Whales: Back from the Abyss.

1997: Echo of the Elephants: Africa's Forgotten Elephants.

1998: Dragons of Galapagos; South Georgia: An Island All Alone.

1999: Islands of the Vampire Birds.

2000: Bowerbirds: The Art of Seduction.

2001: The Lost Elephants of Timbuktu.

2003: Highgrove: A Prince's Legacy.

2004: Five Big Cats and a Camera; Shark Coast; The Amber Time Machine.

2005: Echo of the Elephants – The Final Chapter.

2006: Satoyama Japan's Secret Water Garden - This episode was made by combining NHK - Satoyama I: Japan's Secret Watergarden (1999) and NHK - Satoyama II Japan's Secret Water Garden (2004).[22]

2007: Battle to Save the Tiger; Desert Lions.

2008: Badgers: Secrets of the Sett; Clever Monkeys; Cuckoo; Lobo: The Wolf that Changed America; Snow Leopard, Beyond The Myth; Superfish.

2009: Cassowaries; Bringing Up Baby.

2010: Birds of Paradise; Echo an Unforgettable Elephant; Elsa, The Lioness That Changed The World; Panda Makers; The Himalayas.

2011: Animal House; Komodo Secrets of the Dragon.

2012: Madagascar, Lemurs and Spies; The Real Jungle Book Bear; Attenboroughs Ark; Living with Baboons.

2013: Giant Squid Filming the Impossible; Meerkats Secrets of an Animal Superstar; The Mating Game.

2014: Attenboroughs Fabulous Frogs; The Bat Man of Mexico.

2015: Africa's Fishing Leopards; Attenboroughs Big Birds; Galapagos: Islands Of Change; Mountain Lions: Big Cats in High Places.

2016: Jaguars: Brazil's Super Cats; Giraffes: Africa's Gentle Giants.

2017: Attenborough and the Empire of the Ants; Hotel Armadillo; Puerto Rico: Island of Enchantment.

2018: Attenborough's Wonder of Eggs.

2018: Pangolins - The World's Most Wanted Animal.

2019: Tasmania: Weird and Wonderful.

2019: Hippos: Africa's River Giants.

Occasional narrator, writer or presenter
1985 The National Science Test II Episode of NOVA, the science series on Channel 13.[23] Panelist
1986 Television and Natural History - Desmond Morris gives an overview of natural history programmes on BBC. Guest interviewee
Interest the Boy in Nature - Viewpoint '86 (TV series) - Season 1, Episode 9.
Huw Wheldon by His Friends - BBC's omnibus.
1987 Glass Kingdoms at Kew - Conservatories at Kew. BBC series. Narrator and presenter
Politics of the Jungle - The destruction of Borneo jungles in order to plant oil palms. Narrator
1988 Waorani – The Last People - The life of the last 100 Waorani Indians in Guyana.
Brathay Explores 1x18 min Exploration expeditions of the Brathay Trust from 1948 to 1988.
1989 The Pitt Rivers Museum is Shut 1x37 min Pitt Rivers Museum. Guest presenter
Beyond 2000 - Climate in Crisis - Documentary warning on climate change. Interviewee
Nature's Champion: A Tribute to Sir Peter Scott - Work of Peter Scott, leading British naturalist. Interviewee
1989 BBC RSPB Video Guide to British Garden Birds 1x85 min Video guide to British Garden Birds. Presenter and Narrator


Year Title Duration Subject Credit(s)
1990 "David Attenborough's Animals of the British Country Side" 1x60min David Attenborough focuses on Britain's land mammals in this unique video guide. Narrator
Ocean World - Environmental musical 1x90 min Story of a female humpback whale as she journeys to her northern feeding grounds. Work of chorus, soloists, narrator, and stage and transmitted as part of Channel 4's Fragile Earth series. Presenter
The Media Show S7.E4 Natural History 1x50 min The show is presented by Emma Freud. On screen participant
1991 "Lime Grove – The Television Years" - BBC's Lime Grove Studio. Interviewee
"Barn Owl: Bird of Darkness" 1x30min Documentary exploring the private life of a pair of Barn Owls Narrator
1992 "BBC2 Goes Colour - 25 Anniversary" 1x15 min BBC's documentary about introduction of colour TV. Introduction
"Eagles - Majestic Hunters" Documentary about eagles on 5 continents. Narrator
1993 "H.M.S. Pandora : in pursuit of the Bounty." - The story of the Royal Navy frigate, HMS Pandora, sent to the Pacific in 1790 to capture Fletcher Christian and his band of HMS Bounty mutineers. Sir David Attenborough narrates the discovery of the largely intact wreck on the outer Barrier Reef and its recovery by the Queensland Museum. Narrator
"Wildlife 100" - On the occasion of 100th episode of Wildlife on One, Attenborough selected his 12 favourite episodes from the series. Narrator
"Flying with Dinosaurs" - Attenborough examines living reptiles, bats, and birds to discover answers about flight. BBC series.
Joan Bakewell's – "Memento" 1x25 min Attenborough presents a number of mementos that are dear to him.
"Portrait Painter to the Birds" - The work of William Cooper and his painting of Paradise Birds. BBC series.
"K: Kenneth Clark 1903 – 1983" - Documentary about the life of Kenneth Clark. Guest Interviewee
1995–2007 BBC Wildlife Specials 22x50 min List of specials narrated by Attenborough: Great White Shark: The True Story of Jaws; Polar Bear: The Arctic Warrior; Crocodile: The Smiling Predator; Leopard: The Agent of Darkness; Eagle: The Master of the Skies;Humpback Whale: The Giant of the Oceans; Wolf: The Legendary Outlaw; Tiger: The Elusive Princess; Lions: Spy in the Den; Grizzly: Face to Face;Gorillas: On the Trail of King Kong; Serpent: Through the Eyes of the Snake; Killer Whale; Elephants: Spy in the Herd; Smart Sharks: Swimming With Roboshark; Bears: Spy in the Woods; Trek: Spy on the Wildebeest;Tiger: Spy in the Jungle. Narrator
1995 "Heroes of Comedy" - Episode: "Joyce Grenfell". BBC series. Interviewee
"Spirits of the Forest" and "Year of the Gagadju"[24][25] - 'Spirits of the forest' looks at the Birds of Paradise in Papua New Guinea and the unique relationship they have with the highlanders. The people believe they gain the special qualities of the birds by wearing their feathers in ceremonies. This episode was written by David Attenborough. “Year of the Gagadju” looks at Kakadu as the traditional homeland of the Gagadju tribe. This is an account of how they divide the year into six seasons, reading the changes around them. The Gagadju are determined that their traditional culture will not be lost for future generations. Both programmes are narrated by Sandy Gore. Writer
"Himself and Other Animals - Tribute to Gerald Durrell - Documentary about the life of British naturalist Gerald Durrell. Interviewee
1995-1996 World of Wildlife VHS compilations. - Not original programming. VHS compilation of various Natural World episodes. More than 10 VHS releases including Fox and Wildcat, Great Apes, Great White Shark, Sea Otters and Elephant Seals, Meerkats United, Peacocks and Budgerigars, African Big Cats, African Elephants, Underwater Wonderlands, Incredible Suckers, Raccoons and Kangaroos etc. Narrator
1996 QED "The Secret Life of Seahorses" 1x45 min Breeding seahorses. Narrator
Menuhin at 80 1x120 min Documentary on life of Yehudi Menuhin with concert by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Presenter
"Reputations" 1x55 min The life of Joy Adamson is re-examined. Attenborough is interviewed in episode: "Born Wild". Interviewee
"Auntie's All-Time Greats" 1x120 min BBC series.
"BBC's "Natural History Night" - BBC show. Introduction & host
"BBC's "Lost Wilderness" - Traces the history of the modern wilderness conservation movement and visits the species which survive today as a result of its efforts. Narrator
"Break the Science Barrier" 1x52 min Richard Dawkins talks about the value of scientific endeavour. Guest Interviewee
1997 "Auntie – the Inside Story of the BBC" - Three part documentary series on the development of BBC. Guest interviewee
BBC's "Natural History Night" - Show on filming nature documentaries. Guest interviewee
Salmon Against the Tides 1x60 min by John Macnish for BBC/Discovery. Presenter
1998 "The Greats - Champions of Nature" 2x55 min The first episode is dedicated to the work of Sir David Attenborough and the second episode also has Attenborough-related content. The series is narrated by Simon King. Archive Footage
1999 Animal People – Octopus Hunter - Narrator
Kingdoms of Survival - ITV series. Episode: "Tigers Next Door".


Year Title Duration Subject Credit(s)
2000 Wilderness Men 3x45 min Sir David Attenborough comments in episode about Alexander von Humboldt. Interviewee
My Generation 3x45 min BBC2 series by Joan Bakewell - Sir David Attenborough participates in episode "Into the Light". Guest Interviewee
2001 "Secrets of the Screen" 1x30 min Conservation of 18th-century Japanese folding screen that was painted by Utagawa Toyoharu.
NOVA's "Flying Casanovas" 1x53 min The courtship of various bird species. Narrator
"A Window on the World" - BBC series. Guest interviewee
"The Human Face" 4x60 min BBC series.
"The Ultimate Wild Paradises – The Top Ten Destinations" - BBC series.
2002 BBC's Timeshift – "Attenborough the Controller" 1x45 min The work of Sir David Attenborough as BBC Two Controller.[26]
Attenborough in Conversation with Mark Lawson 1x30 min
The Indispensables Radio show by Lynne Truss. Development of colour TV.
Reading the Decades - Best-selling books through the decades. Sir David Attenborough in 1 episode (Reading 50s). The series was presented by Stephen Fry. Guest interviewee
Robbie the Reindeer in Legend of the Lost Tribe 1x30 min A half-hour special for BBC/Comic Relief. Voice
40 years of Television Centre - Night of a Thousand Shows 1x70 min 40th anniversary of the BBC Television Centre. Guest interviewee
2003 "Great Wildlife Moments" - Archive footage
Greenpeace Film's "The Ancient Forests" 1x3 min Narrator
Hands on History: Conserving the Dark Age Legacy of Sutton Hoo - Sutton Hoo archaeological site.
Rainforest Information Centre, "On The Brink" 1x34 min Presenter & narrator
"The Many Lives of Richard Attenborough" - Richard Attenborough's work on various films and the Oscar-winning Gandhi. Interviewee
Deep Blue (2003 film) 1x90 min Theatrical version of the 2001 BBC nature documentary series The Blue Planet. Self
2004 BBC's "William Hodges:The Art of Exploration" 1x35 min William Hodges who accompanied Captain Cook on his voyages in the Pacific. Presenter
"RSPB Awash with Birds" 1x49 min A look at the 300 birds species found at Titchwell Marsh and Snettisham nature reserve. Narrator
RSPB The Minsmere Year 1x60 min Filmed entirely on location at the reserve by Hugh Maynard. Narrator
"Whats the Point of the BBC" - Panorama - Guest Interviewee
"The Truth about the 60's TV" - BBC series.
"Ospreys - Flying Home to Rutland Water" 1x50 min The story of the comeback of the osprey in Rutland Water and around England. Narrator
The Way We Went Wild 3x50 min Three-part series first shown on BBC Two about British wildlife presenters, narrated by Josette Simon. Attenborough is featured in the first two episodes. Guest Interviewee
2005 "Selfish Green" 1x60 min Sir David Attenborough participates in a discussion of environmental issues. Interviewee
"The Wild Life of Gerald Durrell" 1x60 min BBC series.
"Sport in the Sixties: TV Revolution" - BBC series.
How Art Made the World 5x60 min A BBC documentary series looking at the influence of art on our society. Guest presenter
BBC's Play It Again - Panel Game 1x30 min A BBC documentary looking at various panel games broadcast on TV. Guest presenter
BBC's Timeshift - The Lost Road - Overland to Singapore 1x40 min The travels of six Oxbridge undergraduates from London to Singapore. Guest interviewee
BBC's The 50 Great Documentaries 1x150 min Directed by Garry John Hughes and Elaine Shepherd. Guest presenter
2006 BBC's "Masterpieces of the British Museum" 6x30 min Sir David Attenborough contributes in "The Durer Rhinoceros" and "Head of an Ife King from Nigeria". Guest interviewee
BBC's Nation on Film series- Kearton's Wildlife - Documentary on the life of British naturalist Cherry Kearton. Interviewee
BBC's Gilbert White - The Nature Man 1x60 min The life and work of 18th-century English naturalist Gilbert White. On-Screen Participant
BBC's "Suez A Very British Crisis" 3x58 min Sir David Attenborough describes his contacts with Anthony Eden during Suez Canal crisis. He contributes in episodes "Betrayal" and "War". Guest interviewee
BBC's "Folk Britannia" 3x58 min Sir David Attenborough is interviewed in the first episode, "Ballads & Blues".
BBC's Horizon: "War On Science" 1x49 min Archive footage
BBC's Planet Earth: The Future 3x60min Companion to the "Planet Earth" series. Episodes: "Saving Species"; Into the Wilderness", "Living Together". Interviewee
Favourite Attenborough Moments 2x67 min The format consisted of two programmes 1) My Favourite Attenborough Moment. Celebrity admirers of Attenborough's work introduced a shortlist of 20 highlights from Attenborough's nature documentaries and advocated their particular favourites. 2) Your Favourite Attenborough Moment, counted down the same 20 clips in the order of votes received from the viewers. Featured interviews with Attenborough in which he described the experiences of filming them.
Video Fish Book, Volume 1[27] 1x60 min Produced by Vision Earth Society, David Haylock, Director. Narrator
Keaton's Wildlife 1x30 min Profile of pioneering filmmaker Cherry Kearton. Part of the "Nation on Film" BBC series. Self
CEPSAR lecture [28] 1x67 min Sir David Attenborough's CEPSAR lecture entitled "Life in the Undergrowth", Berrill Lecture Theatre. Speaker
2007 Natural History New Zealand's: "Wild South. Grandma: the oldest albatross" 1x50 min Documentary about "Grandma" who was the matriarch of the Northern Royal Albatross colony at Taiaroa Head. She was the oldest banded bird at that time with an estimated age of sixty years. Narrator
BBC's Sharing Planet Earth - Episode 1 of BBC series 'Saving Planet Earth: Running Wild' . The series has 11 episodes in total (9 + 2 live shows). Presenter
100 Years of Wildlife Films 1x120 min Bill Oddie highlights pioneering filmmakers. Guest presenter
BBC's "Peter Scott: a Passion for Nature" - A documentary on the life and work of naturalist Peter Scott. Narrator and presenter
BBC's "Watching Desmond Morris" 1x60 min Documentary about the zoologist/anthropologist Desmond Morris. Narrator and guest interviewee
Joseph Rotblat Lecture "Watching the Wild"[29] - Delivered at Hay Festival 2007 WMD Awareness organization. Speaker
BBC's "Silbury: The Heart of the Hill" 1x60 min The archaeological excavations of the Silbury Hill Mound. Guest interviewee
BBC's "Demob Happy: How TV Conquered Britain " 1x67 min The development of broadcasting in Great Britain after WWII.
2008 BBC's "Fossil Detectives" 8x29 min Episode 1 – "Central England"; Episode 2 – "London".
NOVA's "Lord of the Ants" 1x53 min Documentary on the work of naturalist E.O. Wilson.
BBC2 – "The Great British Parakeet Invasion" 1x9 min A short BBC documentary about the introduced parakeet population in southeastern England.
BBC's "Art of Arts TV" 3x60 min
BBC's "The Duke: A Portrait of Prince Philip" 1x90 min A biography of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II.
2009 BBC Horizon, "How Many People Can Live On Planet Earth?" 1x59 min In a Horizon special, naturalist Sir David Attenborough investigates whether the world is heading for a population crisis. Sir David examines whether it is the duty of individuals to commit not only to smaller families, but to change the way they live for the sake of humanity and planet Earth. Presenter
Carnyx Wild, "The Great Bustard" 1x8 min The reintroduction of the Great Bustard into Great Britain. Narrator
"The Funny Side of Animals" 1x60 min BBC series by Clive Anderson. Guest Interviewee
"An Oral History of Media and Archaeology" 1x90 min 2009 Panel – "Archaeology and TV". Filmed by The Personal Histories Project, University of Cambridge, Babbage Lecture Theatre. Co-presenter
BBC's Timeshift – "Archaeology: Digging the Past" 1x59 min Guest Interviewee
BBC's "The Story of the Open University" 1x49 min


Year Title Duration Subject Credit(s)
2010 BBC's Horizon "Death of Oceans" 1x59 min Presenter
Lophelia's "Cold Water Corals" 1x5 min Short documentary about cold water corals. Narrator
Symphony of Science 20x4 min Attenborough is track 4 called 'The Unbroken Thread'. He also appears in: 'Children of Africa' (2011), 'The Greatest Show on Earth' (2012) and 'Our Biggest Challenge' (2012). Participant
BBC's "Genius of Britain" 5x60 min Documentary series about famous British scientists. Episodes: "The First Five"; "A Roomful of Brilliant Minds"; "The Lights Come On"; "Out of the Darkness" and "Asking Big Questions". Sir David Attenborough contributed pieces on Christopher Wren and Joseph Banks in Episodes 1 and 2 and conclusions in Episode 5. Guest presenter
BBC's "Attenborough's Journey" 1x60 min Sir David Attenborough presents anecdotes from his work on various documentaries. Presenter
BBC's "Delia through the Decades" 5x30 min Documentary series on cooking. Sir David Attenborough contributes in the second episode. Interviewee
BBC's "The Born Free Legacy" 1x60 min Documentary commemorating the 50th anniversary of Joy Adamson's book Born Free. Guest Interviewee
BBC's "Mad and Bad: 60 Years of Science on TV" 1x90 min The various science programmes on TV in the UK.
BBC's Museum of Life 5x60 min Sir David Attenborough contributes in episodes "A Museum in a Modern World" and "A collection for the Future".
BBC's Timeshift – "When Britain Went Wild" 1x90 min Timeshift episode on how wildlife gained importance with British public during the 1960s.
BBC's "Birds Britannia" 4x60 min Wild birds in Great Britain. Interviewee
BBC's "Jane Goodall: Beauty and the Beasts" 1x60 min The work of Jane Goodall with chimps at Gombe. Guest interviewee
Beyond the Brink 1x42 min A short documentary made by Ross Harrison based on his investigations on climate change.[30]
BBC's Culture Show Special – "A History of the World" - The story of human development through a list of 100 objects held at the British Museum. Sir David Attenborough presents small segment. Presenter
2011 PBS Nature, "Elsa's Legacy – The Born Free Story" 1x53 min Documentary about the life of lioness Elsa and the impact of her story on wildlife conservation. Guest interviewee
BBC's Great Thinkers: In Their Own Words 3x59 min Sir David Attenborough contributes in the episodes "The Culture Wars" and "Human All Too Human".[31] Guest commentator
"Ocean Drifters – A Secret World beneath the Waves" 1x16 min A short documentary about plankton written, produced and directed by Dr Richard Kirby from Plymouth University. Narrator
BBC's "Brave New World" 5x49 min Episodes: Machines; Health; Technology; Environment; Biology. In episode "Environment": At Longleat, Sir David Attenborough helps collect the DNA of an elephant for the Frozen Ark – a project to save all the world's species from extinction. Sir David Attenborough also introduces the work of the Millennium Seed Bank. Guest interviewee and presenter
BBC's "Ceramics: A Fragile History" 3x60 min Doocumentary about development of ceramics. Sir David Attenborough is in "The Art of the Potter" and "The Story of Clay". Guest interviewee
Animal Planet's "A City of Wild Cats" 1x11 min Short documentary on the cats living on Rome streets. Narrator
BBC's "The Secrets of Scott's Hut" 1x90 min The Antarctic expedition of Robert Falcon Scott. Guest interviewee
Atlantic Productions "The Bachelor King" 1x75 min A 3D documentary about King Penguins. Writer and presenter
2012 BBC's "The Grammar School: A Secret History" 2x60 min Documentary about the work of Grammar Schools in the 1950s and 1960s.
BBC's Culture Show – John Craxton - Sir David Attenborough comments the work of British painter John Craxton.
BBC's "Tales of Television Centre" 1x90 min The history of the BBC's Television Centre building.
2013 When Björk Met Attenborough 1x30 min Co-presenter
BBC's "Goodbye Television Centre" 1x130 min Documentary about the BBC production facility, the "Television Centre". Guest
BBC's "The Early Years" 1x29 min Guest interviewee
BBC's "Bill Bailey's Jungle Hero" 2x60 min Bill Bailey introduces naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace, contemporary of Charles Darwin and independent discoverer of the mechanics of natural selection and biological evolution. Sir David Attenborough appears in episodes: "In Borneo" and "In the Spice Islands".[32]
BBC's "Benjamin Britten on Camera" 1x60 min Documentary about the co-operation of Benjamin Britten and the BBC.
"The Forgotten Story of Alfred Russel Wallace" 1x5 min On the 100th anniversary of Wallace's death, Sir David Attenborough tells the story of the explorer. Writer & narrator
BBC's "Edwardian Insects on Film" 1x60 min British naturalist Percy Smith, who in 1908 filmed The Acrobatic Fly. Guest Interviewee
Sixth Hadyn Ellis Distinguished lecture 1x60 min Work of Welsh naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace. Cardiff University. Presenter
2014 The Folio Society's "For the Love of Books" 1x15 min Sir David Attenborough talks about his love of books. Presenter
Craghoppers "Hope" 1x15 min Documentary about the work of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International to protect mountain gorillas. Narrator
BBC's "All About Two" - The development of BBC2. Guest Interviewee
Channel 4's "Richard Attenborough: A Life" 1x60 min The life and work of Sir Richard Attenborough.
Sir Joseph Banks Society's "Sir Joseph Banks – Endeavour" 1x12 min Sir David Attenborough talks about the life and work of Joseph Banks and his travels with Captain Cook. Presenter
BBC's "50 Golden Years of Sport on BBC Two" - Sue Barker presents 50 years of sport coverage on BBC Two. Guest Interviewee
NHK's"Legends of the Deep:Deep Sea Sharks" 1x50 min Japanese scientists studying deep sea sharks of the coast of Japan. Narrator
A Culture Show Special "Sir Kenneth Clark: Portrait of a Civilised Man" - This Culture Show looks at the life of Sir Kenneth Clark, one of the most influential persons in 20th century British art. Guest Interviewee
University of Illinois film "Windows on a Lost World" 6x30 min Documentary about a major collection of amber from the Dominican Republic located at the Illinois State University. A grasshopper fossil found in this amber was named after Sir David Attenborough. Narrator
Lincoln School of Media "Sir Joseph Banks – Endeavour" 1x12 min Short documentary about Sir Joseph Banks. Guest Presenter
BBC's "Pop Goes BBC Two" 1x90 min Documentary that reviews 50 years of popular music on BBC Two. Sir David Attenborough introduces the film. Narrator
Birdman - The Art of William T.Cooper 1x29 min About William T. Cooper. Shown on the Australian channel ABC. Guest Interviewee
2015 Society of Biology "Biology – Changing the World" 1x14 min Sir David Attenborough is interviewed for Biology: Changing the World and discusses various topics, such as, what sparked his interest in the natural world, to the role biologists play in today's society. Guest Interviewee
BBC's "When President Barack Obama met Sir David Attenborough" 1x35 min The meeting that took place between President Obama and Attenborough.
RTS Huw Wheldon Memorial Lecture: Public Service Broadcasting – A House of Cards? 1x45 min Baron Michael Dobbs examines UK's public service broadcasting and asks will public service broadcasters will continue to play an important role in culture and society in the future.
Eden TV's "Wild Canada" 4x42 min The wildlife of Canada. Episodes: "The Wild West"; "Ice Edge"; "The Heartland"; "The Eternal Frontier". Narrator
BBC's "VE Day: Remembering Victory" 1x100 min Commemorating the 70th anniversary of VE day with contribution from leading British personalities, including Attenborough. Guest Interviewee
WLT's "Orchids of Baños" 1x5 min Sir David Attenborough introduces the work of World Land Trust (WLT) and its partner in Ecuador, the Fundacion Ecominga, to protect the micro orchids of Ecuador. These are some of the tiniest plant species on Earth, which are found high in the Andean cloud forests of central Ecuador. On-screen participant
Cougars Undercover - Big Cat Week Season 6 Episode 13 1x45:38 min Two mountain lion mothers raising their cubs outside Jackson Hole. Narrator
2016 "A Plastic Ocean" 1x104 min Documentary on the effects of pollution by plastic waste on World oceans. Guest Interviewee
Sky's "Attenborough at 90: Behind the Lens" 1x45 min Documentary for Sir David ttenborough's 90th birthday. Shot over the period of 7 years, shows what it is like to be on the road with Sir David Attenborough during filming.
BBC's "Attenborough at 90" 1x58 min In celebration of his ninetieth birthday, Sir David Attenborough shares extraordinary highlights of his life and career with broadcaster Kirsty Young.
BBC's "Zoo Quest in Colour" 1x89 min Documentary based on original Zoo Quest films in colour that were rediscovered in BBC archive in 2016.
BBC's "Cue the Queen: Celebrating the Christmas Speech" 1x58 min Documentary on the Royal Christmas Broadcasts.
ECO2's "Grindahvalur" 1x29 min Documentary on the changing relation of Faroe Islanders towards whaling of the Long-finned pilot whale (Globicephala melas) or "Grindahvalur". Sir David Attenborough makes the introductory remarks. On-screen participant
NHK's "Deep Ocean" series 3x56 min Episodes: "The Lost World of the Pacific", "Lights in the Abyss" and "Descent into the Mariana Trench". Narrator
UNEnvironment.org's "The Hole" 1x5 min Short documentary on the Montreal Protocol.
"The Hole: How Ronnie and Maggie Saved the World" 1x7 min How Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher had key roles in the Montreal Protocol.
"Video Encyclopedia of Caribbean Fish, vol.1" [33] 1x60 min Overview of over 75 species of fish and marine animals from the Caribbean, Florida and the Bahamas. Updated and extended version of Video Fish Book (2006).
2017 Richmond Park – National Nature Reserve 1x21 min London's Richmond Park. Presenter
In Search of Arcadia 1x59 min Guest Interviewee
South Africa – Eastern Great Escarpment 1x21 min The protection of the Eastern Great Escarpment. Narrator
BBC Horizon's Dippy and the Whale 1x59 min Documentary about the replacement of Dippy the Dinosaur exhibit at the Natural History Museum.
ABC's Into Hot Water 1x25 min The effect of global warming on the Great Barrier Reef. Guest Interviewee
2018 Living Thames 1x60 min Sir David Attenborough introduces this documentary on the river Thames. On screen participant
Terra Mater Factual Studios - Dragons and Damsels 1x50 min Documentary about dragonflies. Narrator
2019 Pace Brothers Year of the Salmon 1x3 min The plight of the salmon.
Queen Elizabeth II: Legacy to the Natural World 1x44 min Queen Elizabeth II launches a project to create a global network of protected forests. Narrator
WWF International How to Save Our Planet 8x8 min The state of Earth.
WWF International Our Planet Our Business 1x38 min Short documentary. On screen participant
Terra Mater Factual Studios - Whale Wisdom 1x50 min Documentary about whales. Narrator
Diving Deep: The Life and Times of Mike deGruy 1x83 min Documentary about the filmmaker and underwater cameraman Mike deGruy. Guest Interviewee
"War on Plastic" 3x58 min Documentary about plastic waste, with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Anita Rani. Sir David Attenborough participates in the last (third) episode of the series. On screen participant
The Durrells in Corfu, What the Durrells Did Next 1x47 min A PBS Masterpiece Special episode. Hosted by Keeley Hawes as an accompanying documentary for ITV's series The Durrells. Guest Interviewee


Year Title Duration Subject Credit(s)
2020 BBC - The Romantics and Us 1x60 min Simon Schama explores the enduring and powerful legacy the Romantics have left on our modern world. Sir David Attenborough participates in episode, "The Chambers of the Mind". On-screen participant
BBC's Horizon - 7.7 Billion People and Counting 1x60 min Documentary by Chris Packham. On-screen participant
BBC - Deep Ocean: Giants of the Antarctic Deep 1x60 min Narrator
BBC - Travels of a Lifetime 6x60 min Documentary on Michael Palins travels. Episodes: "Around the World in 80 Days", "Pole to Pole", "Full Circle", "Sahara", "Himalaya Part 1" and "Himalaya Part 2". On screen participant
BBC - Planet Earth: A Celebration 1x58 min On screen participant
Netflix - David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet 1x83 min Narrator
BBC - Meerkat: A Dynasties Special 1x58 min Follows the survival of a plucky meerkat family living in the harsh beauty of the Makgadikgadi salt pans. Narrator[34]
2021 Apple - The Year Earth Changed 1x60 min Showcasing exclusive footage from around the world after an unprecedented year, The Year Earth Changed is a timely documentary special that takes a fresh new approach to the global lockdown and the uplifting stories that have come out of it. Narrator
Listening Through the Lens 1x60 min A film about the pioneering career of Christopher Nupen, who founded one of the first independent production companies in the 1960s, at the dawn of the music documentary era. On screen participant
Garden in the Sky 6x29 min Meet the ecologists and educators of Hong Kong’s 60-year-old NGO, Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, and learn about their different conservation efforts taking place near one of the most densely populated cities on earth. Narrator
Prince Philip - Man Behind the Crown 1x60 min On-screen participant
Sky Nature - David Attenborough's Global Adventure 3x60 min Featuring previously unseen footage of some of the greatest filming sequences of David Attenborough's series. On-screen participant[35]
Attenborough and The Mammoth Graveyard 1x60 min Documentary about Britain’s biggest Mammoth discovery in almost 20 years near Swindon and its archaeological excavation. Presenter[36][37]
2022 Attenborough's Wonder of Song 1x59 min David Attenborough chooses seven of the most remarkable animal songs found in nature and explores the significance of these songs in the lives of their species. Presenter[38]
How the BBC Began (TV Mini-Series documentary) 2x89 min BBC's early history. 2 episodes 1) Accident and Opportunity and 2) Building the Audience. Guest Interviewee
Satoyama (NHK) [39] 2x52 min Episodes

1. Niigata: Living with Snow 2. Aso: Living with a Volcano.

Writer and narrator for English version
Climate Crisis: Drought Winterwatch (Series 11 Episode 08) 1x60 min A 14-minute interview section within the episodes. Chris Packham interviews Attenborough. Guest Interviewee
2023 1x49 min Directed by Roxane Schlumberger. Guest Interviewee
TBA David Attenborough and The Giant Sea Monster TBA A fossil of a giant prehistoric Jurassic predator is discovered and David Attenborough discusses it. Presenter


Year Title Length Subject Credit
1990 Ocean World - by Peter Rose and Anne Conlon; on-stage narration (including at the Royal Festival Hall), for audio recording and video broadcast (both published). Narrator
1992 Trials of Life 10h 1min Complete & Unabridged . Released by ISIS Audio in cassette format. Narrator
2000 Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf 1h 16min David Attenborough narrate this symphonic fairy tale for children. Narrator
1983 Yanomamo - by Peter Rose and Anne Conlon; on-stage narration and published audio recording. Narrator
2005 The Scars of Evolution 2 * 28 min = 56 min Presented by Sir David Attenborough, Scars of Evolution is a two-part BBC Radio 4 series looking at the ... then elaborated and developed by Elaine Morgan. Narrator
2010 David Attenborough - Life on Air: Memoirs of a Broadcaster 19h 23min His career as a naturalist and broadcaster has spanned nearly five decades and there are very few places on the globe that he has not visited. In this volume of memoirs David tells stories of the people and animals he has met and the places that he has visited. Author, Narrator
2014 The Lewis Chessmen and What Happened to Them Irving Finkel (Author), David Attenborough (Read By).
2017 David Attenborough: The Early Years Collection 10h 9min Includes three volumes from Attenborough’s chronicles : Zoo Quest For A Dragon, Quest in Paradise and Quest Under Capricorn. Author, Narrator
2018 Life on Earth 12h 26min The nation’s greatest voice, David Attenborough, reads a brand-new edition of Life on Earth, now available as an audiobook for the first time. Author, Narrator
2019 The Peregrine 8h 56min The nation's greatest voice, David Attenborough, reads J. A. Baker's extraordinary classic of British nature writing, The Peregrine. Narrator
2020 A Life on our Planet 6h 20min In this scientifically informed account of the changes occurring in the world over the last century, award-winning broadcaster and natural historian Sir David Attenborough shares a lifetime of wisdom and a hopeful vision for the future. Co-Author, Narrator
2009- 2011 David Attenborough's Life Stories 6h 25min Collected together for the very first time, this is the complete series one and two of Life Stories, written and presented by Sir David Attenborough. Author, Narrator
2022 David Attenborough in His Own Words 1h 31min David Attenborough discusses his life and achievements in this collection of BBC radio and TV interviews. Author, Narrator
2018 My Field Recordings From Across The Planet - This 2-CD set is a compilation of original field recordings made by David Attenborough between 1954 and 1963, in 60 tracks. It was sold with a 52-page booklet. Author, Narrator
1978 Tarka The Otter 2h His Joyful Water-Life and Death in the Country of the Two Rivers is a 1927 novel by English writer Henry Williamson. Narrator
2016 Tweet of the Day: A year of the British Birds 6h 50min Tweet of the Day is a year-long series of fascinating stories about our British birds Some tracks by David Attenborough. Narrator
2022 The Hidden World: How Insects Sustain Our Life on Earth Today and Will Shape Our Lives Tomorrow 14 hrs 20mins Dr George McGavin on an exciting audio journey to help us understand the fascinating world of insects. Guest contributor
The Trials of Life: A Natural History of Animal Behaviour 10h Released November 10, 2022 by William Collins / HarperCollins. Author, Narrator
2012 Quote... Unquote: Highlights from the Acclaimed BBC Radio 4 Panel Show 1 hour and 52 minutes This collection features more than 50 of the show's most entertaining guests, including David Attenborough, Guest contributor
2023 The Trials of Life: A Natural History of Animal Behaviour 10h Audiobook of book accompanying 'The Trials of Life' TV series, tackles ethology, the study of how animals behave. Author, Narrator
2021 Living Planet: The Web of Life on Earth 11 hours and 33 minutes Audiobook for book accompanying 'The Living Planet' TV series, a study of the ways in which living organisms, including humans, adapt to their surrounding. Author, Narrator


Main author or significant contributor;

  1. Zoo Quest Books - Zoo Quest to Guiana,Lutterworth (Cambridge, England),1956, Crowell,1957,abridged edition, University of London Press (London, England),1962. aka 'Animal safari to British Guiana Englishmen Hunt Wildlife for B.B.C. Television and the London Zoo Amid Indian Tribes of Tropical South America'
  2. Zoo Quest Books - Zoo Quest for a Dragon (1957) - republished in 1959 to include an additional 85 pages from Quest for the Paradise Birds
  3. Zoo Quest Books - Zoo Quest in Paraguay (1959)
  4. Zoo Quest Books - Quest in Paradise (1960) - an accompaniment to the TV series The People of Paradise and Quest for the Paradise Birds
  5. People of Paradise (1960)
  6. Zoo Quest Books - Zoo Quest to Madagascar, Lutterworth (Cambridge, England), 1961, published as Bridge to the Past: Animals and People of Madagascar, Harper (New York, NY),1962
  7. Zoo Quest Books - Quest Under Capricorn (1963)
  8. My Favourite Stories of Exploration [By Various Authors.] Edited by D. Attenborough with Drawings by Mike Charlton (1964)
  9. The World's Wild Places', a Time-Life series volume on Borneo published in 1970, contained a chapter by Sir David Attenborough entitled 'Up Mt Kinabalu’
  10. Fabulous Animals (1975) - (With Molly Cox) BBC Publications
  11. The Tribal Eye (1976), Norton (New York, NY)
  12. Deserts and Grasslands: The World's Open Spaces(1980) - by David Attenborough(Author), ERIC 'JOHN CLOUDSLEY-THOMPSON' AND DUFFEY (Author)
  13. Life on Earth: A Natural History, BBC Publications (London, England),1979, Little, Brown( Boston, MA), 1980. + Life on Earth: Reader's Digest Augmented and Enlarged Edition, based on original Collins / BBC edition
  14. Discovering Life on Earth (1981), Collins
  15. Tribal Encounters: An Exhibition of Ethnic Objects Collected by David Attenborough (exhibition catalog), Leicester Museums, Art Galleries, and Records Service, 1981
  16. Happiness (1980 Baggs Memorial Lecture), University of Birmingham (Birmingham, England),1981
  17. Journeys to the Past: Travels in New Guinea, Madagascar, and the Northern Territory of Australia, Lutterworth (Cambridge, England),1981
  18. The Zoo Quest Expeditions: Travels in Guyana, Indonesia, and Paraguay(contains Zoo Quest to Guiana, Zoo Quest for a Dragon, and Zoo Quest in Paraguay), Penguin (New York, NY),1982
  19. The Living Planet: A Portrait of the Earth, Little, Brown (Boston, MA),1984
  20. Animal Stories: Tame and Wild (1985) - Michener, James A., Herriot, James, Morris, Desmond, Cousteau, Phillippe, Attenborough, David (Chapter ‘The Komodo Dragon’)
  21. The First Eden: The Mediterranean World and Man (1987) aka Birth of paradise - Illustrated story Mediterranean (1997) ISBN 4887211791 (Japanese Import)
  22. Our World's Heritage (1987) - Javier Perez; Attenborough, David; Hawkes, Jacquetta; et al. de Cuellar - Publisher. National Geographic Society
  23. The Trials of Life (1990), Publisher: Collins / BBC Books
  24. The Private Life of Plants: A Natural History of Plant Behaviour (1994)
  25. The Life of Birds (1998)
  26. The Life of Mammals (2002)
  27. Life on Air: Memoirs of a Broadcaster (2002) - autobiography, revised in 2009
  28. Life in the Undergrowth (2005)
  29. Light On The Earth (Wildlife Photographer of the Year) Hardcover, 2005 - David Attenborough (Author)
  30. Amazing Rare Things: The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery (2007) -- by David Attenborough (Author), Martin Clayton (Author), Rea Alexandratos (Author), Susan Owens (Author)
  31. Life in Cold Blood (2007)
  32. David Attenborough's Life Stories (2009)
  33. David Attenborough's First Life: A Journey Back in Time With Matt Kaplan (2010)
  34. David Attenborough's New Life Stories (2011) aka Life Stories 2
  35. Nature Tales: Encounters with Britain's Wildlife (2011) - by Michael Allen (Author), Sir David Attenborough (Author), Sonya Patel Ellis (Author)
  36. Drawn From Paradise: The Discovery, Art and Natural History of the Birds of Paradise(2012) - by Sir David Attenborough (Author), Errol Fuller (Author)
  37. David Attenborough’s Why Do Birds of Paradise Dance (2012) - David Attenborough, Errol Fuller
  38. Does My Goldfish Know Who I Am?: And Hundreds More Big Questions from Little People Answered by Experts(2013) - Harris, Gemma Elwin, Knapman, Timothy, Sir David Attenborough (Contributor)
  39. Why Can't I Tickle Myself?: Big Questions From Little People . . . Answered By Some Very Big People (2013) - Gemma Elwin Harris( Author), Bear Grylls (Contributor), Miranda Hart (Contributor), Sir David Attenborough (Contributor)
  40. Information Age: Six Networks that Changed Our World (2014) - Tilly Blyth (Editor), Sir David Attenborough (Contributor)
  41. Adventures of a Young Naturalist: The Zoo Quest Expeditions (2017)
  42. Journeys to the Other Side of the World: Further Adventures of a Young Naturalist (2018)
  43. Life on Earth 40th Anniversary Edition (2018)
  44. Beastly Journeys: Unusual Tales of Travel with Animals (2018) - Dervla Murphy, David Attenborough, Jonathan Scott, Gerald Durrell, Mark Shand
  45. A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future (2020)
  46. Living Planet: The Web of Life on Earth A new, fully updated edition of David Attenborough’s seminal portrait of life on Earth (2021) - David Attenborough (Author)
  47. The Earthshot Prize: A Handbook for Dreamers and Thinkers: Solutions to Repair our Planet (2023) - by Colin Butfield (Author), Jonnie Hughes (Author), HRH Prince William (Introduction), Sir David Attenborough (Contributor)


  1. New Generation Guide to the birds of Britain and Europe, (Corrie Herring Hooks Series), (1987) - by Christopher Perrins(Author), Sir David Attenborough (General Editor), Collins, University of Texas Press (Austin, TX)
  2. New Generation Guide to the Wild Flowers of Britain and Northern Europe(1987) - Alastair Fitter, David Attenborough (General Editor), Collins, University of Texas Press ( Austin, TX)
  3. New Generation Guide to the Butterflies and Day-flying Moths of Britain and Europe, 1989 - Michael Chinery, Edited by Sir David Attenborough, Illustrated by Brian Hargreaves / University of Texas Press
  4. New Generation Guide to the Fungi of Britain and Europe (1989) (Corrie Herring Hooks Series) (Collins New Guides) - Stefan Buczacki (Author), John Wilkinson (Illustrator), David Attenborough (General Editor), Collins, University of Texas Press (Austin, TX)
  5. The Atlas of the Living World (Marshall Pictorial Atlas S.) (1997), Philip Whitfield (Author), Peter D. Moore (Author), Barry Cox (Author), Sir David Attenborough (Editor)

Foreword, preface and introduction provided to:

  1. Benjamin the 'Zoo Quest' bear - 1957, Charles Lagus (Author), Introduction by Attenborough
  2. Thorburn's mammals; with an introduction by David Attenborough (1974)
  3. Worlds Apart: Nature in Cities and Islands (1976) - Burton, John Andrew and Sparks, John. David Attenborough (foreword)
  4. Spirit of Asia (1980) ,Author Michael Macintyre, Introduction by Attenborough
  5. Focus on Nature(1981) - With a foreword by David Attenborough, Gerald Thompson, George Bernard, John Cooke (Author)
  6. True to Nature: Christopher Parsons looks back on 25 years of wildlife filming with the BBC Natural History Unit(1982) by Christopher Parsons David Attenborough (Foreword)
  7. Survival: South Atlantic, 1983 - Cindy Buxton (Author), Annie Price (Author), David Attenborough (Foreword)
  8. Wildlife through the Camera, by British Broadcasting Corporation,1982 - Author of introduction. Parkwest Publications (Jersey City, NJ),1985
  9. Andrew Langley, The Making of "The Living Planet," Little Brown (Boston, MA),1985 - David Attenborough (foreword)
  10. The Oxford Dictionary of Natural History (1986) - Allaby, Michael [Editor]; Attenborough, David [Foreword]
  11. Digging Dinosaurs: The Search That Unraveled the Mystery of Baby Dinosaurs(1988) - John R. Horner; James Gorman; David Attenborough (Foreword)
  12. Select specimens from nature of the birds, animals &c. 1813 (with commentary by Tim Bonyhady), 1988 - Thomas Skottowe (Author), David Attenborough (Foreword) Richard Browne (Illustrator), Tim Bonyhady (Editor)
  13. The Last Rain Forests Hardcover (1990) - by Mark Collins(Editor), Sir David Attenborough (Introduction)
  14. Tomorrow Is Too Late - A Celebration of Our Wildlife Heritage (1990) - David Attenborough (Introduction), HRH King Charles III (Foreword)
  15. Green Inheritance: World Wild Life Fund Book of Plants(1991), Anthony Huxley (Author), Sir David Attenborough (Foreword)
  16. Peter Scott: Painter and Naturalist(1994), Elspeth Huxley(Author), Sir David Attenborough (Introduction)
  17. Wildlife Photographer of the Year(1994) - Helen Gilks (Herausgeber), Peter Wilkinson (Author), Sir David Attenborough (Foreword)
  18. Visions of a Rainforest: Year in Australia's Tropical Rainforest (1997) by Stanley Breeden (Author), Stanley Greeden (Author), William T. Cooper (Illustrator), Sir David Attenborough (Foreword)
  19. Wild Fruit by Snowdon(1997), Earl of Antony Armstrong - Jones Snowdon( Author), Penny David (Author), Sir David Attenborough (Foreword)
  20. Wildlife Specials (1998) - B.B.C.Natural History Unit (Author), BBC Natural History Unit (Author), Keith Scholey (Editor), Sir David Attenborough (Foreword)
  21. Gabriele Koch (Ceramics Art Monographs) (1998) - Gabriele Koch (Author), Sir David Attenborough (Introduction)
  22. Richtersveld: The Enchanted Wilderness (2000) - by Graham Williamson (Photographer, Author, Illustrator), Sir David Attenborough (Foreword)
  23. Travels with the Fossil Hunters (2000) - edited by Peter J. Whybrow, Sir David Attenborough (Foreword)
  24. Australia's Lost World (Life of the Past Co-Published With New Holland Publishers Pty. Ltd) (2000) - by Michael Archer (Author), Suzanne Hand (Author), Henk Godthelp (Author), Suzanne J Hand (Author), Sir David Attenborough (Foreword)
  25. The Blue planet: A Natural History of the Oceans (2001) - Andrew Byatt, Alastair Fothergill, Martha Holmes, Sir David Attenborough (Foreword)
  26. Dancing Out of Bali (Periplus Classics Series) (2004) - by John Coast (Author), David Attenborough Sir (Foreword)
  27. William Hodges 1744-1797: The Art of Exploration, 2004 - Professor Geoff Quilley (Editor), Foreword by Sir David Attenborough
  28. Planet Earth - As You're Never Seen It Before (2006) - By Alastair Fothergill, David Attenborough (Foreword)
  29. Grace Wyndham Goldie, First Lady of Television (2006) - John Grist (Author), Sir David Attenborough (Foreword)
  30. Wild Borneo: The Wildlife and Scenery of Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei and Kalimantan (2006) - by Nick Garbutt (Author, Photographer), J. Cede Prudente (Photographer), Sir David Attenborough (Preface)
  31. Evolution: Selected Letters of Charles Darwin (2008) - Edited by Frederick Burkhardt, Samantha Evans, and Alison M. Pearn. Foreword by Sir David Attenborough
  32. Of a Feather: Avian Collective Nouns & Terms of Assembly, Group Names & Associated Terms(2008) - Written, compiled, designed and illustrated with wood engravings by Colin See - Paynton, David Attenborough (Foreword)
  33. Gabriele Koch - Hand Building and Smoke Firing (2009) - Tony Birks (Author), David Attenborough (Foreword)
  34. Story of Silbury Hill (2010) - Jim Leary(Author), David Field (Author), David Attenborough (Foreword)
  35. Silent Summer (2010) - Norman MacLean (Editor) & David Attenborough (Foreword)
  36. Ernest Thompson Seton: The Life and Legacy of an Artist and Conservationist (2010) - by David L. Witt (Author), David Attenborough (Foreword)
  37. Food For The Flames, 2011 - David Shaw King (Author); foreword by David Attenborough
  38. Frozen Planet: A World Beyond Imagination (2011) - Alastair Fothergill (Author), Vanessa Berlowitz (Author), David Attenborough (Foreword)
  39. John Craxton (2011) - Ian Collins, David Attenborough (Foreword)
  40. Varilaku: Pacific Arts from the Solomon Islands (2011) - Crispin Howarth (Author), Deborah Waite (Foreword), David Attenborough (Foreword)
  41. Alfred Russel Wallace: Letters from the Malay Archipelago (2013) - John van Wyhe (Editor), Kees Rookmaaker (Editor), Sir David Attenborough (Foreword)
  42. First Overland: London - Singapore by Land Rover (2016) - by Tim Slessor, Sir David Attenborough (Foreword), Antony Barrington Brown (Photographer)
  43. Natural History of Edward Lear (2016) - Robert McCracken Peck (Author), Sir David Attenborough (Foreword)
  44. The Hunt: The Outcome Is Never Certain (2016) - by Alastair Fothergill (Author), Huw Cordey (Author), David Attenborough (Foreword)
  45. Endeavoring Banks: Exploring Collections from the Endeavour Voyage 1768-1771( 2016) - Neil Chambers, Anna Agnarsdóttir, Jeremy Coote, Philip J. Hatfield, John Gascoigne - David Attenborough (Foreword)
  46. Park Life: The Memoirs of a Royal Parks Gamekeeper (2017) - John Bartram (Author), John Karter (Author), David Attenborough (Foreword)
  47. 11 Explorations into Life on Earth: Christmas Lectures from the Royal Institution (The RI Lectures Book 2) (2017) - Helen Scales (Author), David Attenborough (Foreward)
  48. With Honourable Intent: A Natural History of Fauna and Flora International (2017) - by Tim Knight, Mark Rose, Sir David Attenborough (Foreword)
  49. Blue Planet II: A New World of Hidden Depths (2017) - James Honeyborne(Author), Mark Brownlow (Author), Sir David Attenborough (Foreword)
  50. Planet Earth II: A New World Revealed (2017) - Stephen Moss (Author), Sir David Attenborough (Foreword)
  51. Dynasties: The Rise and Fall of Animal Families(2018) Stephen Moss, David Attenborough (Foreword)
  52. Our Planet: The One Place We All Call Home, Created in partnership with WWF, Our Planet is a stunning book for children and adults, featuring a foreword by Sir David Attenborough (2019) - Sir David Attenborough (Foreword), Matt Whyman (Author), Richard Jones (Illustrator)
  53. Journeys in the Wild: The Secret Life of a Cameraman (2019) - Gavin Thurston (Author), Sir David Attenborough (Foreword)
  54. Our Planet (2019 ) - Alastair Fothergill (Author), Keith Scholey (Author), Fred Pearce (Author), David Attenborough (Foreword)
  55. Seven Worlds One Planet (2019) - Jonny Keeling, Alexander Scott, David Attenborough (Foreword)
  56. William Smith's Fossils Reunited 2019 - Peter Wigley (editor) with Jill Darrell, Diana Clements and Hugh Torrens, Foreword by Sir David Attenborough
  57. Journeys in the Wild: The Secret Life of a Cameraman (2020) - Gavin Thurston, Sir David Attenborough (Foreword)
  58. Education through the Arts for Well-Being and Community, The Vision and Legacy of Sir Alec Clegg  2020 - Edited By Catherine Burke, Peter Cunningham, Lottie Hoare, Foreword By David Attenborough
  59. A Life In Nature (2021) - Sir Peter Scott (Author) David Attenborough (Foreword) (Originally published in 1967 under the title Happy the Man)
  60. Drawn to Nature: Gilbert White and the Artists (2022) - Simon Martin (Author), David Attenborough (Introduction), Virginia Woolf (Contributor)
  61. Australian Wildlife Conservancy: Celebrating the First 30 Years (2022) - by Hannah Sheppard Brennand (Author, Editor), Sir David Attenborough (Foreword)



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