Longest career as a television naturalist
Who
Sir David Attenborough
What
70:190 year(s):day(s)
Where
United Kingdom ()
When

The longest career as a television naturalist is 70 years 190 days, achieved by Sir David Attenborough (UK) between 2 September 1953 and 10 March 2024.


Naturalist Sir David Attenborough made his on-screen debut on Animal Disguises (UK) on BBC Children's Television on 2 September 1953. The fifth and final episode of his most recent series, Wild Isles (UK), was broadcast on the BBC on 9 April 2023.

Animal Disguises was a spin-off of another 1953 series on BBC's Children's Television called Animal Patterns (UK), on which Attenborough worked behind the camera as a producer and director. He is the only person to have won BAFTA awards for series in black and white, colour, HD and 3D formats.