David At­ten­bor­ough’s Life of Mam­mals: Meat Eaters

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television - Lyn­dall Crisp

Satur­day, 6.30pm, Ten (Not Tas) It’s rare that a se­ri­ous doc­u­men­tary-maker’s voice is fod­der for co­me­di­ans, but David At­ten­bor­ough’s al­most con­spir­a­to­rial nar­ra­tive is a gift to mim­ics. Con­sid­ered a national trea­sure in Bri­tain, At­ten­bor­ough, 87, is the only per­son to have won a Bri­tish Acad­emy of Film and Tele­vi­sion Arts award in mono, colour, HD and 3-D. His bril­liant take on na­ture, sup­ported by su­perb pho­tog­ra­phy, has cap­ti­vated view­ers dur­ing the 60 years he has been crawl­ing through the un­der­growth, sneak­ing up on un­sus­pect­ing an­i­mals and fid­dling with flora. Tonight he looks at the pres­sure on ex­otic an­i­mals such as the Arc­tic fox and Siberian tiger to out­wit their com­peti­tors in the hunt for food and sur­vive in a world where dan­ger lurks around ev­ery bend.

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