But imagine going to visit David Attenborough as a tot.
Tall tales about the great oceans of the world, anecdotes about encounters with foreign tribespeople, artefacts from places you’ve never heard of.
I suppose in many ways, though, he’s the nation’s grandad, an almost omniscient being that you just expect to be around for ever.
And although Sir – shouldn’t forget that bit – Dave is getting on nowadays, the 92-year old conservationist is showing no signs of slowing down, recently making an appearance at Glastonbury where I think he headlined with Stormzy.
That last bit might be wrong, but during his time on stage at Glasto, Sir David delighted nature lovers by announcing a new BBC documentary called Seven Worlds, One Planet.
He also gave the crowd a sneak peak of the trailer – which features the original song ‘Out There’, performed by Sia and Hans Zimmer – with the synopsis reading:
‘Millions of years ago, incredible forces ripped apart the Earth’s crust creating our seven continents – each with its own distinct climate, its own distinct terrain and its own unique animal life.
From the colourful paradise of South America to the scorching heat of Africa, Seven Worlds: One Planet showcases the true character of each continent in turn and reveals just how it has shaped all life there. Be surprised by unexpected stories. Marvel at iconic landscapes. And be awestruck by spectacular wildlife. Seven Worlds: One Planet is an eye-opening journey around a world you thought you knew.’
And now us regular, non-festival attending people can see what all the fuss is about. Check it out below:
I mean that looks stunning. But at this point I wouldn’t expect anything less – everything the man touches turns to gold.
Charlotte Moore, the BBC’s director of content, said: “We’re delighted to give the Glastonbury audience the first look at the prequel for Seven Worlds, One Planet.
“This is going to be an extraordinary series for BBC One fronted by Sir David Attenborough.
“The combination of cutting edge technology and unique insights into animal behaviours will give us a new perspective on the natural world.
There’s no exact broadcast date for the series been given yet, but we’re told it’s “coming soon”.
Where does this man find the energy to still work this hard at 92? I can barely get myself out of bed in the morning and I’m 26, hell, writing this article was a big enough task.
I deserve a tea break. I’ve done an hour’s work after all.
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Charismatic, witty, charming, engaging - four things Joshua Rogers will never be. Thankfully, he’s a semi-competent writer, who, after graduating university with two mostly pointless degrees, joined The Hook two years ago. He subsequently honed his writing skills over the course of several sex-related articles, bringing a very public shame to his family's good name.