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MUNRO1's Avatar Comment 1 by MUNRO1

Yet another excellent series from the man who has inspired generations of young people to become interested in wildlife and the world in general.

Here's hoping that he continues to make these shows for many a year.

Tue, 06 Oct 2009 14:55:00 UTC | #403848

rustylix's Avatar Comment 2 by rustylix

The anticipation is interfering with my career, just like the weeks before TGSOE was released.

Tue, 06 Oct 2009 15:02:00 UTC | #403849

chuckg's Avatar Comment 3 by chuckg

Definitely a hero of mine, This series looks superb!

Tue, 06 Oct 2009 15:09:00 UTC | #403851

Galapagos's Avatar Comment 4 by Galapagos

I am definitely looking forward to this one. Thanks for the heads up,!

Tue, 06 Oct 2009 15:18:00 UTC | #403854

submoron's Avatar Comment 5 by submoron

Amazon and the BBC shop are taking orders for the DVD and BluRay release which is at the end of November. I ordered on Saturday. How can it fail?

Tue, 06 Oct 2009 15:30:00 UTC | #403856

IworshipRD's Avatar Comment 6 by IworshipRD

Kudos to the BBC for this series! I must set my DVR!!

Tue, 06 Oct 2009 16:03:00 UTC | #403865

j.mills's Avatar Comment 7 by j.mills

Saw the accompanying book in the shops; began to salivate. Starts Mon 12 Oct 09, 9pm BBC1.

Tue, 06 Oct 2009 17:05:00 UTC | #403872

Ivan The Not So Bad's Avatar Comment 8 by Ivan The Not So Bad

The BBC has also just launched its new "Wildlife Finder" on their website:

With an introduction by David Attenborough it's a minor marvel well worth a click or three.

Oh, and don't forget the David Attenborough archive either:

Tue, 06 Oct 2009 17:05:00 UTC | #403873

Fuzzy Duck's Avatar Comment 9 by Fuzzy Duck

Wonderful news! Attenborough himself is a truly a marvel of this world.

And thanks for the links, Ivan The Not So Bad.


Tue, 06 Oct 2009 17:10:00 UTC | #403875

Swordmaiden's Avatar Comment 10 by Swordmaiden

Oh no,another dilemma for me. I love David Attenborough and love learning from him but I can't because I am a big girlie softie and cannot BARE to see animals killed, even though I know it's nature and the linch-pin of survival of the fittest. I can't help it. I had to watch 'The Genious of Charles Darwin' through my fingers! As soon as I see a zebra or a deer I have to switch off cos I know what's coming. I wish they would make a girlie version and cut out the grizzly stuff!

Tue, 06 Oct 2009 17:17:00 UTC | #403877

RichardofYork's Avatar Comment 11 by RichardofYork

If David Attenborough has done what he usually does then this series will be mega .He's a global treasure Long may he continue .His series "Life in cold blood " was amazing , well all his programmes have been amazing

Tue, 06 Oct 2009 17:18:00 UTC | #403878

Apathy personified's Avatar Comment 12 by Apathy personified

Can't wait, it's going to be epic.

Tue, 06 Oct 2009 17:40:00 UTC | #403884

AshtonBlack's Avatar Comment 13 by AshtonBlack

I admire this man immensely. I only wish there was someone that could come close to replacing him. Sadly the likes of DA are few and far between. To me as influential as Sagan or Burke.

Tue, 06 Oct 2009 17:53:00 UTC | #403885

gbooster's Avatar Comment 14 by gbooster

these are the only shows I like watching, and Attenborough is the best. I can't wait to see these! Though it will probably be a while since I am in the USA :(

Tue, 06 Oct 2009 17:54:00 UTC | #403886

j.mills's Avatar Comment 15 by j.mills

I can't help thinking the themes of some of his series are a tad indistinct: Life On Earth, The Trials Of Life, now Life... Not that I'm complaining! They could call it Brilliant BBC Wildlife Documentary With David Attenborough, Volume 318 and I'd be happy! :)

Tue, 06 Oct 2009 18:35:00 UTC | #403893

briankelly321's Avatar Comment 16 by briankelly321

I saw a very interesting interview with Attenborough a few years back on Irish TV. When asked by the interviewer (Pat Kenny) what his thoughts on God were, he said (to paraphrase) that he was agnostic but leaning towards atheism. The only thing that planted doubt in his mind was the inexplicable sense of wonder he experienced when listening to a beautiful piece of music.

I'd love to find a link to the interview. Will post it if I find it.

Its interesting to note also that Pat Kenny, the former host of the Late Late Show was excellent at gently teasing a response out of Sir Attenborough who tried to evade giving a concrete answer. The current host Ryan Tubridy is extremely poor as evinced in his encounters with Richard Dawkins that you can find elswhere on this site.

Tue, 06 Oct 2009 18:36:00 UTC | #403894

Quine's Avatar Comment 17 by Quine

<!-- -->Comment #422087 by Swordmaiden:

I wish they would make a girlie version and cut out the grizzly stuff!
Unfortunately, it is the removal (and the denial) of the grisly stuff that promotes the false impression that the world was made by a perfectly loving deity. People need to see the truth, even though it is not pleasant to behold, as a goad to actual thought.

[edit: grizzly corrected for spelling, thanks j.mills]

Tue, 06 Oct 2009 19:43:00 UTC | #403901

j.mills's Avatar Comment 18 by j.mills

[Cough.] "Grisly". "Grizzly" is the bear, who surely doesn't appear in all wildlife programmes...

Tue, 06 Oct 2009 19:58:00 UTC | #403908

Border Collie's Avatar Comment 19 by Border Collie

Does anyone know if/when this will be in the US?

Tue, 06 Oct 2009 20:06:00 UTC | #403913

sornord's Avatar Comment 20 by sornord

WONDERFUL! Thought he was retiring after Life In Cold Blood...can't wait!

Tue, 06 Oct 2009 20:10:00 UTC | #403915

digibud's Avatar Comment 21 by digibud

I can't find it at Amazon. A link?

Tue, 06 Oct 2009 20:25:00 UTC | #403918

Crazycharlie's Avatar Comment 23 by Crazycharlie

I could never repay what I've learned over the years from Sir David's series and books. It's priceless. You Brits truly have a national treasure in him.

Tue, 06 Oct 2009 22:30:00 UTC | #403935

Fizzle's Avatar Comment 24 by Fizzle

Why is ES's avatar so big? I did NOT need to see that!

Tue, 06 Oct 2009 22:36:00 UTC | #403936

mordacious1's Avatar Comment 25 by mordacious1


Neither did the altar boys.

Tue, 06 Oct 2009 23:37:00 UTC | #403939

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Wed, 07 Oct 2009 00:42:00 UTC | #403944

TexasRanger's Avatar Comment 27 by TexasRanger

Ooooo, narrated by Sir David Attenborough! Another must-watch.

Wed, 07 Oct 2009 04:13:00 UTC | #403967

Roy_H's Avatar Comment 28 by Roy_H

I can't wait!One of my most treasured possessions is a signed copy of his book "The First Eden" this guy has got his voice off almost perfectly.

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Wed, 07 Oct 2009 05:22:00 UTC | #403976

evotruth's Avatar Comment 29 by evotruth

To pre-order Life:

Click Here

Wed, 07 Oct 2009 07:50:00 UTC | #404002

Wezzock's Avatar Comment 30 by Wezzock

Alright peeps£

How do you get some articles put up on the site£


Wed, 07 Oct 2009 09:58:00 UTC | #404021