11 May 2010

A Belated Happy Birthday to David Attenborough!

The wonderful David Attenborough, naturalist and presenter of many fascinating TV programmes including the Life series, turned 84 on Saturday 8th May.
I have just been looking for links to clips for here and realised watching this that his comforting and friendly delivery (perhaps mingled with that of Michael Palin, who narrates the piece) sounds not unlike that of Oliver Postgate who created The Clangers and much more.
Planet Earth was my personal favourite of David's series as it was impossible to watch it without saying "wow!' at least ten times. And then "ugh!" as in things like this.
Thanks David, we love you!

Elephant, Kentish Town Road; Talking Parrots, Camden Parkway; Grasshopper, Cornhill; Goat, Kensington High Street.
Bear and Staff, Leicester Square; Bald Faced Stag, East Finchley; The Fox (Slug and Lettuce), Upper Street; Bull and Gate, Kentish Town.
Monkey, Holloway; White Horse, Parsons Green; Lion, Natural History Museum; Horatio Myers, Vauxhall.

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