As part of the BBC's Darwin Season, and supporting David Attenborough's new documentary Charles Darwin And The Tree Of Life, the BBC Archive is taking audiences back 53 years to join David on one of his first adventures for the BBC: Zoo Quest For A Dragon. First broadcast in 1956, Zoo Quest For A Dragon was the third series of the iconic Zoo Quest show that saw David travel to Indonesia in search of a Komodo dragon.
All six episodes of this ground-breaking series, along with a special interview with David about the evolution of Zoo Quest, are featured in the collection – allowing a new generation to enjoy this series online. The collection also includes rarely seen photographs dating back to 1955 and previously unpublished documents, including audience reports, handwritten letters from Attenborough to the team back in London and letters of thanks to friends he made along the way.
The audience report, also included in the collection, shows the documentary was a big a hit at the time, with comments such as: "A most fascinating trip, whilst enjoying the comfort of one's fireside, to places of great interest which are only names to most people. London Zoo featured heavily in the Zoo Quest series, with conservationists from the zoo accompanying Attenborough on his travels. Zoo Quest: Episode 1 – David Attenborough and cameraman Charles Lagus begin their quest in Borneo, the first in the chain of islands they must cross in order to reach Komodo. Zoo Quest: Episode 2 – Attenborough has a close encounter with a crocodile, spends time with Dayak villagers and makes the acquaintance of Benjamin, an abandoned baby bear.
Zoo Quest: Episode 3 – David Attenborough and his cameraman Charles Lagus explore the island of Java. Zoo Quest: Episode 4 – David Attenborough's search for the legendary Komodo dragon reaches Bali, where he witnesses a procession in honour of an "invisible god" and explores a temple that provides shelter to a colony of bats believed by the locals to be sacred. Zoo Quest: Episode 5 – David Attenborough walks through avenues of palm trees and rice fields in order to reach a small Balinese village. Zoo Quest: Episode 6 - The Zoo Quest team sail to Komodo Island, the home of a giant lizard known as the Komodo dragon.
Letters of thanks sent to a few of the many people Attenborough befriended on his travels, including the couple who dispatched an air sea rescue for him when he failed to return on time from Komodo island. The collection also features a gallery of photographs purely from the time of Zoo Quest (1955-63). The show was studio-based with David narrating over the film from the expeditions and, although the programme was structured around the quest for the animal, it also featured film of other wildlife in the area and of the local people and their customs.


The final episode of each series featured the animal coming into the studio where both David and zoo experts would discuss the zoo's newest member. Granada TV was established in 1954 by Sidney Bernstein, one of the country's first TV 'barons', after he was awarded one of the first independent TV broadcasting licences.
Bernstein set about building the UK's first ever purpose-built TV studios on Quay Street, Manchester which opened in 1956, pre-dating BBC's Television Centre by four years. Granada TV began broadcasting on 3 May 1956 and quickly developed a strong Northern identity, using Northern voices and making programmes about the North of England. Coronation Street was first broadcast on 9 December 1960 and is the longest running and most watched soap opera on British television. Coronation Street was created by writer Tony Warren (pictured) and became known for the portrayal of strong Northern female characters like Ena Sharples, Annie Walker and Bet Lynch.
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The party held 23 debates in less than a year in the run up to 2012 and Mr Preibus acknowledged that number was "ridiculous". Looking back to over 50 years ago, it's interesting to see how the BBC's natural history documentaries were just as popular then as they are today. Thanks for a tip-top conducted tour"; with another saying "We regard Attenborough as the finest type of young Englishman – unpretentious, humorous, resourceful and humane with his animals. There they trek through jungle to a village belonging to the Dayak tribe, where they are given a warm welcome.


There is a wonderful sequence featuring gibbons having a leisurely breakfast in the treetops, a stop-off at the eighth-century Buddhist temple Borobudur and a glimpse into Bromo, a sulphur-spewing volcano.
Once there, he encounters curious villagers and remarkable creatures, including ants that demonstrate some ingenious behaviour. Once on shore, however, David Attenborough soon comes face to face with the prehistoric-looking creatures.
Each series comprised six episodes that saw Attenborough and staff from London Zoo travel to various countries and continents, to source an animal for the zoo's collection (which was standard practice at the time). The Zoo Quest team are hoping to find an orangutan and, with guidance from the Dayaks, they discover and film one in the wild. In addition to exploring less celebrated wildlife, this is also an opportunity to witness the unique Balinese culture with its hypnotic music and dance based on ancient Hindu legends.
A villager had recently been killed by one, and it is plain to see why they are a danger to humans. The David Attenborough: Zoo Quest For A Dragon collection will now form a part of this permanent resource which the BBC has made available to UK audiences.
However, it is an orphaned orangutan held captive by a hunter that Attenborough falls for in the end. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.



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