|Noted for his wildlife films, David Attenborough joined the BBC in 1952. He had previously studied zoology at Cambridge, and then served in the Royal Navy in the late 1940s. Between 1954 and 1964, he made annual trips to film and study wildlife and human cultures in distant parts of the world. These expeditions were recorded into the "Zoo Quest" series of television programs and books. He was program director and on the board of management for the BBC from 1969 to 1972. Knighted in 1985, Sir David Attenborough was also made a Companion of Honour in 1996. Attenborough married Jane Oriel in 1950 and has a son and a daughter; he is the brother of the actor Richard Attenborough.