Longest career as a television naturalist
Sir David Attenborough
65:98 year(s):day(s)
Not Applicable ()

Sir David Attenborough (UK) is the longest-serving TV naturalist – and TV presenter overall. His on-screen debut was on Animal Disguises (UK) on BBC Children's Television on 2 September 1953 and, most recently, he presented the five-part series Dynasties (UK, BBC), the finale of which aired on 9 December 2018 – a total career duration of 65 years 98 days.

Animal Disguises was a spin-off of another 1953 series on BBC's Children's Television called Animal Patterns (UK), which Attenborough produced and directed.

Attenborough 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).