Martin Hughes-Games trained as a zoologist before joining the BBC science department. He produced short films, long films, 5 complete TV series and many years of live television.

By some curious, as-yet imperfectly understood twist of fate he now presents both film and live television for BBC1 and BBC2, including Springwatch and Autumnwatch.

He is always extraordinarily lucky with the weather, a useful additional mystic skill, as well as being an obsessive motorcyclist (6 years as a circuit racer) - passionate climber and chicken fancier.