Martin has been a mainstay ‘behind the scenes’ at The BBC Natural History Unit since 1978 when he joined them post university as a researcher having obtained a ‘First’ in Zoology. Once settled within the BBC he also spent some time within the Science and Features department working on such programming as a ‘Tomorrow’s World’ special, in 1986. before returning to the fold at the NHU in 1988.
He became Head of Development at the NHU between 2003- 2004 during this period he was part of the team that brought the concept of ‘Big Cat, & Elephant Diaries’ to our screens. It wasn’t long before he was back to his first love being behind the cameras as the series producer for various successful series such as ‘Incredible Animal Journeys’ and ‘Extreme Caving’ with Kate Humble & Steve Bagshaw to name just two.
In 2007 Martin left the BBC to become a freelance producer/cameraman and now we must add ‘presenter’ to that list of screen talents. Martin is currently flying around the world filming a series for BBC1 that he is to present called ‘Natures Miracle Babies’. This will be a highly emotional, personal journey through the world of captive breeding – working with animals on the brink of extinction. This is due for transmission late 2010.
As if his life isn’t busy enough he also finds time for his beloved ‘motorbikes’ He currently owns ten!
He has raced competitively in the past, but now prefers to ride just for pleasure. alongside, his passion for motorised biking he is also just as keen on long distance cycling. Just in case anyone thought this multitalented chap was resting on his laurels your as likely to find him climbing something if he isn’t bicycling somewhere. He is also a qualified rope access technician.