The World About Us

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The World About Us was a BBC Two television documentary series on natural history which ran from 1967 to 1987.[1] The show was created by David Attenborough.[1]

The French marine scientist and photographer Jacques Cousteau made a documentary for the series.[1]

The series marked the evolution of natural-history broadcasting "to the point at which constantly improving photographic techniques, allied to a seemingly inexhaustible supply of subject matter," make recurring series possible.[1]

The series is considered a precursor to Life on Earth (1979), a highly acclaimed BBC natural-history documentary series also presented by Attenborough.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e Encyclopedia of Television (2d ed.), ed. Horace Newcomb, p. 324, 620, 1363.

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