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David Attenborough vows to keep working after heart surgery

August 16th, 2013 3:10am EDT
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Beloved British nature broadcaster David Attenborough has vowed to keep on working despite undergoing emergency heart surgery in June.

The 87-year-old was forced to cancel a speaking tour of Australia to have a pacemaker fitted after a cardiologist determined him in urgent need of the specialist device.

But the naturalist, who is the younger brother of movie legend Lord Richard Attenborough, insists that the operation has actually inspired him to maintain his hectic schedule.

Speaking at the launch of his new nature film Penguins 3D he said, "If you're in your late 80s as I am, and your...
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David Attenborough Defends 'Frozen Planet' Zoo Footage

December 13th, 2011 8:59am EST
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British broadcaster David Attenborough has defended the inclusion of archive footage in his hit TV wildlife documentary Frozen Planet.

Outraged viewers complained after learning select scenes from the Arctic and Antarctic nature program were not actually filmed in the wild but instead staged in a zoo.

However, the renowned presenter, who narrated Frozen Planet, is adamant the clips were used to enhance the series and not to mislead audiences.

He tells U.K. TV show This Morning, "The question is, during the middle of this scene when you are trying to paint what it is like in the middle...
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Bjork's New World Tour Inspired By David Attenborough

July 1st, 2011 8:00pm EDT
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Icelandic singer Bjork opened her world tour on Thursday by unveiling a series of quirky multi-media designs inspired by award-winning naturalist David Attenborough.

The pop star performed the first date of her Biophilia trek at the Campfield Market Hall in Manchester, England, as part of the Manchester International Festival.

The concert saw Bjork show off an array of stunning features, including a 24-piece female choir and nature-themed art installations, inspired by wildlife documentary-maker Attenborough.

The visuals included footage of zombie snails, and film of huge worms feasti...
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