Our foremost natural history presenter describes his time in the BBC between 1952 when he joined the fledgling television service at Alexandra Palace, directing and appearing in front of equipment dating back to 1936, to his time as controller of BBC Two, which he shaped in a time of great innovation and excitement with the new 625 line ‘high definition’ service soon to be in colour. As such he commissioned such blockbusters as Civilisation. Elevated to be Director of Programmes, which he disliked, he left in 1972 to become a freelance presenter with the BBC’s Natural History Unit, enjoying the incredible changes in technology leading to today’s ‘Green Planet’.
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Management, Presenter, Production (all kinds), Television