Richard Taylor-Jones is a wildlife television presenter, film maker, cameraman and photographer. He regularly appears on BBC Countryfile, The One Show, Coast and Springwatch. He uses his expertise to capture images of some of the best of British Wildlife.
He first came to recognition with his “Cinematic Landscape Films” which he authored and shot for BBC Springwatch. These pieces were far more artistic and individual than the shows usual content and were widely appreciated and enjoyed by the viewing public, so Richard was commissioned to make them over several series.
His presence on the BBC has steadily grown since then. In 2014 he fronted his 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 he 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.
For the last 3 years Richard has fronted his own hour long live morning show for BBC Autumnwatch Extra where viewers get to watch him at work in real time, commentating unscripted about the wildlife he finds. It has attracted a regular following and has been picked up as the highlight of the 2013 series. It’s a challenging show as he never knows what will happen, and has to have the natural history knowledge to discuss everything and anything that turns up. What’s more he has 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!!!!
Richard has been working in this field for almost 20 years and has an in-depth knowledge of both natural history and all forms of camerawork. He has worked with conservationists, members of the public and some of the industry’s biggest names. His experience and deep appreciation of Britain’s wilder landscapes and British wildlife make him the perfect host for some of our ‘British Wildlife Breaks’.