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I'm shocked, shocked I tell you, that we almost let this one pass.
Not only did he pretty much define the natural history genre, he oversaw BBC2 from its early days through the advent of colour, and is responsible for introducing the so-called "personal view" documentary form to British television, with such series as Kenneth Clark's Civilisation, Jacob Bronowski's The Ascent of Man (the producers of which would later produce Carl Sagan's Cosmos), and his own Life on Earth.
Happy birthday, old chap.