David Attenborough and Brian Cox – exclusive pictures

See our stunning portraits of two generations of science broadcasting

This week, at the Radio Times covers party, two giants of TV science came together to share their mutual admiration, a glass of champagne and a photo booth.


On stage to collect his latest framed RT cover, Sir David Attenborough told the audience “If I had a torch I would hand it to Brian Cox“, while later on Professor Cox, quite understandably, proclaimed himself “lost for words”.

Thankfully, a picture can speak a thousand of those and we captured some stunning portraits of both men – see the results below.

(Studio portraits by Ian Derry; awards shots by Matt Smith)