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Holmes - David Attenborough Television (Excerpts) – 1991 News/Current Affairs

Holmes - David Attenborough

Television (Excerpts) – 1991 News/Current Affairs

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Paul Holmes quizzes legendary naturalist Sir David Attenborough in this April 1991 studio interview. Attenborough is downunder to promote his BBC series Trials of Life. Attenborough talks about the state of natural history TV making and changes in camera technology (musing that the old days were less efficient, but “more fun”), and responds to clips of killer whales surging on to a beach chasing sea lions, and chimpanzees teaming up to hunt. Holmes asks Sir David if he’s ever been “horrified” by nature, if animals are noble, and whether this is his last big series.

I think that’s putting it a bit dramatically: I have a very nice time, and I have a very privileged time. I see amazing things, things that you would give your right arm to see really.
– Attenborough in response to whether he's driven