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Sir David’s life in numbers

Sir David’s life in numbers

Before his new series Dynasties premieres on BBC One, learn more about the amazing Attenborough

Four years in the making, prepare to be amazed by these brand new tales of survival…

Dynasties, Sunday 11 November, 8.30pm, BBC One/HD (CH 101/108). Also available in Catch Up > Channels > BBC iPlayer until 5 May

In an increasingly uncertain world, you can always rely on a documentary series narrated by Sir David Attenborough to blow your socks off. You want a showcase of gorgeous animals? You go to Attenborough. You want to learn about the rich tapestry of the natural world? Sir Dave’s your man. You want to see your own life mirrored in a baby iguana trying to evade a load of snakes? Look no further than Britain’s most celebrated naturalist.


Starting this weekend, new five-part series Dynasties follows the paths of five individual animals as they fight to survive in a world that’s constantly changing. And if for some bizarre reason Sir David’s involvement hasn’t already swayed you, you should know that it’s made by the team behind the brilliant Planet Earth II.



Basically, it’s got “unmissable Sunday night viewing” stamped all over it, and as you can see from the trailer above, you’re in for one dazzling spectacle as David and his crew shine a light on the extreme challenges the animals tackle to protect their families, territories and – ultimately – legacies.


Sir David Attenborough’s latest documentary series is sure to be massive, but it’s also just one of several epic landmarks in a storied career that spans more than six decades. Here, we break down the big numbers from this legend’s incredible life…




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Image credits: Dynasties © BBC Studios / Theo Webb 2018