'To have had two Irishmen presenting on BBC2 would have looked ridiculous'
Because we all need more Snoop in our lives
Sir David was, of course, brilliant – enthusiastic, informative, charming – and he couldn’t keep his hands off the artefacts
Norris Wood loved animals, and was prone to idiosyncratic whimsy, his likes and dislikes pronounced
The BBC documentary was narrated by Kate Winslet and followed the early stages of an Emperor penguin's life
'The BBC is an extraordinary organisation and it's got enough problems trying to keep up with changing social demands let alone what the politicians want to do with it'
Fiona Sturges celebrates the endlessly creative Icelandic artist, 50 today
A new BBC series explores the relationship between predator and prey. In his foreword to the accompanying book, the legendary broadcaster reveals the thrills of documenting the hunt
Who wants to inherit a world where elephants only live domestically
Who wants to inherit a world where elephants only live domestically, because they threaten crops, or because their land can be used for palm oil or logging?
Elephants are more like humans than you may realise...
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Sir David warns: 'If you get a lewd message, it's not from me'
The shows were voted for by Radio Times readers who were asked to choose their ultimate TV schedule
Eminent scientist is sacked as Tony Abbott fulfils election pledge to streamline bureaucracy
Veteran broadcaster has called for a debate on population control