‘Nature Boy’ David Attenborough gets touching BBC video tribute ahead of 90th birthday celebrations

An incredible collection of encounters with animals from around the world and down the years, with a very appropriate soundtrack


At nearly 90 years of age, David Attenborough still retains the childlike wonder at the natural world that has made him such a successful and well-loved broadcaster. So what better choice of song to accompany a selection of some of his most memorable TV moments than Nature Boy, as sung by Shirley Bassey.


The video below promotes the week-long season of programmes that will celebrate his birthday and is a touching reminder of what an incredible life he’s had in front of the camera…


Starting on 7th May, the week of programmes to mark Sir David Attenborough’s 90th birthday will air across BBC1, BBC2 and BBC4. They include archive favourites, never before seen colour footage from his 1964 TV programme Zoo Quest and two new shows, Attenborough at 90 and Life That Glows. See full details here.