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Attenborough and the Giant Egg

   2011    Science
David Attenborough returns to the island of Madagascar on a very personal quest. In 1960, he visited the island to film one of his first ever wildlife series - Zoo Quest. Whilst he was there, he acquired a giant egg belonging to an extinct bird known as the 'elephant bird' - the largest bird that ever lived. It has been one of his most treasured possessions ever since. Fifty years older, he now returns to the island to find out more about this amazing creature and to see how the island has changed. Could the elephant bird's fate provide lessons that may help protect Madagascar's remaining wildlife?
Using Zoo Quest archive and specially shot location footage, this film follows David as he revisits scenes from his youth and meets people at the front line of wildlife protection. On his return, scientists at Oxford University are able to reveal for the first time how old David's egg actually is, and what that might tell us about the legendary elephant bird.
Myths and Heroes
Myths and Heroes

   2005    History
Wonders Of The Universe
Wonders Of The Universe

   2011    Science
Depeche Mode: Live in Berlin
Depeche Mode: Live in Berlin

   2014    Art
Himalaya with Michael Palin
Himalaya with Michael Palin

   2004    Culture
Africa with David Attenborough
Africa with David Attenborough

   2013    Nature
The Last Dance
The Last Dance

   2020    Culture
Future of Work
Future of Work

   2021    Technology
How to Grow a Planet
How to Grow a Planet

   2012    Science