Sir David Attenborough on New Zealand, why he hates rats, and life on other planets

He's taken us to all corners of the planet to show us incredible scenes from the natural kingdom, and through his work has managed to make our world seem paradoxically both bigger, and smaller. Has the Queen ever lounged around with a family of Ugandan gorillas? Has the Queen ever tried to do a piece-to-camera while a grizzly bear hunts salmon just behind him? I doubt it.

The man smiles modestly when the birthday overlap is mentioned. "Do you think I should send her a slice of my birthday cake? She got a better one than me, I think."