I am the only wildlife presenter to appear regularly on BBC Countryfile, The One Show, Coast and Springwatch. I use my expertise as a wildlife film maker, cameraman and photographer to capture images of some of the best of British Wildlife. I love working on screen with contributors although am also just as comfortable holding the show on my own, as is more often the case than not. I fist came to recognition with my "Cinematic Landscape Film"s which I authored and shot for BBC Springwatch. These pieces were far more artistic and and individual than the shows usual content and I was commissioned to make them over several series. You can see some those films on my website here.
My presence on the BBC has steadily grown since then. In 2014 I fronted my own half hour for BBC 1'S Urban Jungle and was given the job on Countryfile to celebrate the BBC's Summer of Wildlife. In 2015 I was part of a three strong presenting team for BBC 1's Big Blue UK along with Hugh Fearnely Whittingstall and Lyndsay Chapman which provided some of BBC Daytime's highest ratings. I have several ideas in development for 2016 and will also be appearing on The One Show and Countryfile later in the year.
For the last 3 years I have fronted my own hour long live morning show for BBC Autumnwatch Extra where viewers get to watch me at work in real time, commentating unscripted about the wildlife I find. It has attracted a regular following and the Daily Mirror Online picked up on it as the highlight of the 2013 series. It's a challenging show as i never know what will happen, and have to have the natural history knowledge to discuss everything and anything that turns up. What's more I have to be able to talk about nothing - no other presenter has ever talked about live images of thick fog on the Dumfriesshire coast for an hour and got away with it!!!!
I have been working in this field for almost 20 years and have an in-depth knowledge of both natural history and all forms of camerawork. I've worked with conservationists, members of the public and some of the industries biggest names and can handle live shows, scripted documentary and off the cuff observational wildlife drama. Some of my favourite films and my showreel are below. I love my job.