BBC Wildlife Documentaries in the Age of Attenborough (Palgrave Studies in Science and Popular Culture) by Jean-baptiste Gouyon
English | November 11th, 2019 | ISBN: 3030199819 | 261 pages | EPUB | 0.46 MB
This book explores the history of wildlife television in post-war Britain. It revolves around the role of David Attenborough, whose career as a broadcaster and natural history filmmaker has shaped British wildlife television. The book discusses aspects of Attenborough's professional biography and also explores elements of the institutional history of the BBC—from the early 1960s, when it was at its most powerful, to the 2000s, when its future is uncertain. It focuses primarily on the wildlife 'making-of' documentary genre, which is used to trace how television progressively became a participant in the production of knowledge about nature.