- David Attenborough
- 67:151 year(s):day(s)
- Not Applicable ()
The longest career as a television naturalist is 67 years 151 days, achieved by Sir David Attenborough (UK) between 2 September 1953 and 31 January 2021.
Sir David Attenborough made his on-screen debut on Animal Disguises (UK) on BBC Children's Television on 2 September 1953. His most recent series, A Perfect Planet, ended its run on the BBC on 31 January 2021. 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. Sir Patrick Moore (UK, 1923–2012) holds the record for the longest career hosting the same TV programme (55 years) for The Sky at Night (UK, BBC).