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DAVID ATTENBOROUGH AND ELSA, 1961

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Broadcaster, naturalist and national treasure David Attenborough meets Elsa the lioness. Elsa was raised as a cub by game warden George Adamson and his wife Joy, after she was orphaned in 1956. Two years later, Elsa was successfully released back into the wild and had cubs of her own. Joy wrote a book called Born Free about her experience raising Elsa, which later inspired a film, television series and wildlife charity - making Elsa the most famous lion in the world in the process.

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He allegedly stole from the rich to give to the poor, wore Lincoln green and shot arrows with astonishing. But did Robin Hood actually exist? We take a closer look at the enigmatic hero and some of the medieval outlaws who may have inspired his legend Plus: The Jazz Age superstar turned French Resistance agent, Magellan’s circumnavigation of the Earth, when classified ads were front page news, three-day countdown to WWII, plus the definitive A-Z of gangs and gangsters