30 January 2009

David Attenborough

was on the Simon Mayo show (BBC Radio 5 Live) talking about Darwin today between 2 and 3 pm. Absolutely superb. I'm sure it will be a podcast very shortly. Unlike the TV programmes, the listen again facility does work outside the UK. Fans of Attenborough (and please leave your brains at reception if you are not) will be delighted to hear that he will be taking over the broadcasting slot on Radio 4 vacated by the sad death of Alastair Cook.

Cook for many years broadcast his weekly Letter from America, and while details are vague it seems that our airwaves may yet have Attenborough's wonderful voice narrating a weekly letter from the natural world.

4 comments:

Eric Heupel said...

Thank you!! Excellent news. I do hope we can hear him that often.

Karen James said...

Fans of Attenborough...will be delighted to hear that he will be taking over the broadcasting slot on Radio 4 vacated by the sad death of Alastair Cook...with a weekly letter from the natural world.

Delighted isn't quite the word.

*runs about 6th floor of Darwin Centre 2 with maniacal grin and punching air with fist*

Ed Yong said...

Watch him speak about Darwin too
http://tinyurl.com/bvfomt

Richard Carter, FCD said...

Radio 5: I have heard tales of that place.

Fantastic news about Sir David's new gig. W00t!