A perfect planet host David Attenborough calls young people “inspiration”

David Attenborough, host of A Perfect Planet, warns again that the survival of humanity and everything else that lives here depends on the next generation.

The legendary channel is back on the screens tonight (Sunday 3rd January) for a brand new series with the BBC.


Sir David Attenborough’s new show is A Perfect Planet (Photo credit: SplashNews.com)

What happens in the new David Attenborough series A Perfect Planet?

In the five-part series, Sir David will offer viewers an immersive look at how our planet is changing.

According to The sunThe show will feature a number of exciting scenes of a baby elephant whose relatives died in extreme drought conditions, including one particularly stressful for viewers.

The scene, the newspaper reported, shows the young animal screaming while people spray water in its mouth.


Elephants are among the creatures in the new series (Photo Credit: Nick Shoolingin-Jordan / Silverback Films / BBC)

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Each episode will focus on a different aspect, with the first dealing with volcanoes.

David Attenborough said that the survival of all life on earth now depends on the next generation and their ability to reduce the carbon emissions that harm the natural world.

He explained: “My inspiration and hope for the future lies with the next generation – but we all have a responsibility to reduce our carbon footprint, use the forces of nature for our energy and protect the natural world.

“The survival of humanity and our fellow creatures on earth depends on it.”

Read on to learn more about the veteran documentary maker.


The first episode of A Perfect Planet is on Volcanoes (Image Credit: Silverback Films 2018 / BBC)

When was David Attenborough knighted?

Sir David was knighted in 1985.

He was previously honored with a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) by the royal family in 1974.

In October, fans learned that he had received a second knighthood. The times reported that he was made the Knight’s Cross of the Order of St. Michael and St. George.

We all have a responsibility to reduce our carbon footprint, to use the forces of nature for our energy and to protect the natural world.

He got it for services to television broadcasting and nature conservation.

David said on the news, “I am of course very honored that my work should have been recognized in this way.”


Sir David in his new BBC series (Photo Credit: Nick Shoolingin-Jordan / Silverback Films 2020 / BBC)

Is a perfect planet star David Attenborough vegan?

No, David isn’t strictly a vegan or a vegetarian, but he doesn’t eat much meat anymore.

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Speak with RadioTimes.com In 2019 he said: “I’m not a vegetarian in the sense that if I saw or touched a piece of meat I would throw up, but I eat very little meat at all.”

Richard Attenborough pictured in 1995
Richard Attenborough, David’s brother, 1995 (Photo credit: SplashNews.com)

Are David and Richard Attenborough related?

Yes, Richard was David’s older brother. The actor died in 2014, a few days before his 91st birthday.

He was three years older than David, who was born in 1926 and will turn 95 this year.

Richard Attenborough was best known for his roles in such films as Jurassic Park, Miracle On 34th Street, and The Great Escape.

– A Perfect Planet launches this evening (Sunday 3rd January) at 8pm on BBC One

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