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Sir David’s best nature documentaries – according to fans

Sir David Attenborough’s documentaries on nature, the natural world, and our planet have been instrumental in raising awareness of climate change.


To celebrate him being named ‘Champion of the Earth’ and his upcoming birthday (on 8 May), TheKnowledgeAcademy.com sought to reveal his best nature documentaries according to fans.



Seven Worlds, One Planet (2019) is considered the best David Attenborough documentary according to fans, with an impressive average rating of 9.65 out of a possible 10. Delving into the extraordinary wildlife of our planet’s seven continents, its beauty explains the high rating.


The follow up to the iconic Planet Earth documentary, Planet Earth II (2016) earns second place. With ten years to wait for a sequel, it appears fans were satisfied with an average overall rating of 9.6 out of 10.


Planet Earth II’s predecessor, the original Planet Earth (2006), claims third place with an average overall rating of 9.45 out of 10. Many argue it is one of Sir David’s best programmes, and the ratings reflect that.


In joint tenth place are a veteran and newbie on the block, with 2001’s The Blue Planet and last year’s A Perfect Planet both scoring a still impressive 9 out of 10, according to viewers.