David Attenborough will receive 2nd degree knighthood for contributions to broadcasting

David Attenborough will receive 2nd degree knighthood for contributions to broadcasting

KUALA LUMPUR: The prolific broadcaster, Sir David Attenborough, will receive his second personal knighthood award for his services and contributions in the world of broadcasting.

He first received the title in 1985 by Queen Elizabeth II, will receive a higher title, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael And St George .

According to a Sky News report , the award was presented as a token of gratitude and appreciation for the publication of a documentary that touches on environmental conservation.

The conferment of the title will reportedly be officiated by the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, at a ceremony of honor to be held at Windsor Castle.

Earlier at the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in conjunction with celebrating 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign on the British throne, the face of David, 96, was among those featured in a light mapping show at Buckingham Palace.

Even the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William during his speech at the event described David as one of the visionary environmentalists.

David joined Britain’s well -known television station, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in 1952 as a trainee producer and received his first opportunity to publish his first documentary series entitled Zoo Quest which aired from 1954 to 1964.

Then in 1965, he was appointed broadcast controller and among the key individuals responsible for introducing color television broadcasts in Britain.

He was subsequently appointed program director for the BBC channel beginning in 1969 before deciding to leave management in 1973 and return to publishing documentaries.

Among the notable documentaries that have touched on him include Life on Earth published in 1979, The Living Planet ( 1984), Life of Birds ( 1998), Life of Mammals (2002) and Life on David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet (2020).

source – Astro Awani


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