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Sir David Attenborough’s Documentaries – Timeless Masterpieces

Sir David Attenborough – Born 8th May 1926 , Age 85. His birthday is 3 days away.

David Attenborough

David Attenborough. Pic courtesy JrScientist under Flickr Creative Commons License

Wishing you a very Happy 86th Birthday in advance,Sir David.

On September 26th 2007, I wrote a blogpost on my old blog about how I chanced upon the work of David Attenborough on TV. I was captivated and fascinated by his extremely amicable narrative style. He is a class apart.

On that day, I had decided that I will, one day, buy the entire collection of his works. His main work is The Life Series spanning 29 years between 1979 and 2008. Besides the Life Series, he has worked on numerous other documentaries , most notably the triad series of the BBC Natural History Unit which consists of The Blue Planet(2001), Planet Earth(2006) and The Frozen Planet(2011). Planet Earth is the most expensive nature documentary ever produced by BBC at a staggering 16million pounds. Planet earth was also commissioned for TV networks  in over 150 countries.(Source BBC Press)

Having bought the DVD collections and as I sit back every evening watching these documentaries, I can say without doubt that this is one of the best DVD collections I have ever bought.(To be frank , these are the only DVD box sets I have ever bought. I make sure I spare myself from all the useless movie DVD’s).  As I watch every episode, I am constantly reminded of Al-Gore’s (former vice-president of  USA)  2006 documentary: An Inconvenient Truth. The next time you plan to visit a multiplex to watch a crappy melodramatic bollywood movie or plan to buy an IPL(Indian Premier League) ticket, go buy yourself some David Attenborough docu’s instead.

Sir David Attenborough, take a bow.

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