SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH
Without doubt one of the most important environmentalists of his age, Sir David Attenborough needs no introduction. In a career that has spanned seven decades and has encompassed the entire television age, Sir David’s contribution to the way we understand our planet is unparalleled.
As a young adventurer, his Zoo Quest books and television programmes blazed a trail to all corners of the world. In 1957, Idries Shah appeared as a guest on his travel programme to discuss Destination Mecca and, in the early 1970s while a BBC controller, Attenborough commissioned the ground-breaking documentary One Pair of Eyes, on Shah and his work.