Attenborough picks up TV Bafta

The acclaimed presenter picked up a Bafta on behalf of Blue Planet II for the “Must-See Moment” award.

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Attenborough picks up TV Bafta

Sir David Attenborough with the Bafta TV Award © Karwai Tang / WireImage / Getty

 

The BBC’s Blue Planet II won one of its category nominations at the Bafta TV Awards on Sunday.

The seven-episode series beat Doctor Who and Game of Thrones to win the award for Must-See Moment, with the sequence of a mother pilot whale grieving for its calf.

“We set out to try and show the seas, the oceans, for what they are – their beauty, their wonder, their splendour, their intricacy, but also the truth of what we’re doing to them,” said Sir David as he received the award at the ceremony.

“The fact that that one particular moment rang a bell in the minds and the consciences of people throughout this country is something that pleases all of us more than I can say.”

Blue Planet II lost out in the specialist factual category to BBC Two’s Basquiat - Rage to Riches, a documentary on the Brooklyn-born artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.

 

Sir David Attenborough with Blue Planet II crew members © David M. Benett / Getty

 

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