Date TimeDecember 02, 2019
VoiceThis weekend, a subtitle error fused Seven Worlds, One Planet with the bumbling business contest – and it was brilliant. Here’s why the nature titan should join the show for good
Youre hired! Why Attenborough should narrate The Apprentice
Subtitle fails are ten a penny, existing solely to be packaged into the sort of mirthless listicle galleries slung together by low-rent sites purely so your dad can share them on Facebook. But sometimes, just sometimes, magic happens.
It happened this weekend, in fact, when an iPlayer glitch meant the text from an episode of Seven Worlds, One Planet played over an episode of The Apprentice. Obviously, this made for rich screenshot material – a shot of an identikit big-tied candidate gazing neutrally is captioned ‘the leopard seal is now ready for its next victim’; a moment of boardroom frustration with ‘this is the toughest time in an animal’s life’. But, besides being unintentionally hilarious, could it have accidentally set an amazing idea in motion: why not get David Attenborough to narrate The Apprentice?

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