Sunday, October 08, 2017

Know Your Enemy

"That's a cry from somebody who doesn't understand what they're saying - that's what that means. That's when someone has told them something which they don't like, and which they probably don't understand. It's a knee-jerk kind of thing but it doesn't bear examination for a micro-second."

David Attenborough further cements his hero status (if that's even possible) by rubbishing Michael Gove's claim that "people in this country have had enough of experts". The comment came in an interview with Greenpeace website Unearthed, during which he also described Brexit as "spitting in each other's faces" and the EU referendum as "an abrogation of parliamentary democracy".

The Attenborough-narrated forthcoming BBC series Blue Planet II doesn't yet have a confirmed start date, but we have been treated to a five-minute trailer featuring typically stunning images (so stunning it's hard to believe some of them aren't CGI) and a soundtrack provided by Radiohead, who have reworked King Of Limbs track 'Bloom' in collaboration with composer Hans Zimmer just for the occasion.

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