Keeping Sir David smart was Life team's headache

THE team behind natural history series Life On Earth have revealed that one of the challenges of the series was keeping presenter Sir David Attenborough looking well-groomed.

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In a BBC Radio 4 programme reuniting those involved in the ground-breaking shows - first screened 35 years ago - they revealed they were forever having to ensure he looked tidy on screen. Jane Wales, who worked as a producer's assistant on the TV wildlife series, said they would have to quickly run a comb through the hair of the reluctant host, pictured.

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