When TV is the Tip of the Iceberg - Pippa Shawley

When TV is the Tip of the Iceberg - Pippa Shawley

5th April 2017

Alastair Fothergill tells the RTS's Pippa Shawley why his latest project, Netflix's Our Planet, is his most ambitious documentary.

Like an entire generation of wildlife film-makers, Alastair Fothergill was drawn to television by David Attenborough. His 1979 series, Life on Earth, showed the young Fothergill that natural history programming was “a good way to be paid to be near animals”.

Fothergill, who was recently made a Fellow of the RTS, spent almost three decades at the BBC Natural History Unit (NHU).

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