David Attenborough is one of the world’s leading naturalists and broadcasters. His distinguished career spans more than fifty years, and his multi-award winning films and series have been broadcast around the world. He joined the BBC in 1952, launching his famous Zoo Quest series before rising to become controller of BBC Two and director of programmes for BBC Television. He returned to programme making in the 1970s and among his many acclaimed series are Life on Earth, The Blue Planet and Planet Earth. First Life completes the series of programmes he has made over thirty years about animal evolution by taking us back to the beginning of life.