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Meet the team

Get to know our presenters, reporters and historians...

Dan Snow

Dan Snow

Dan Snow is a historian and television presenter. Interested in history from a young age, he studied the subject at Oxford and gained a double first. His career as a presenter began with El Alamein, a documentary co-presented with his father Peter Snow. They moved on to the series Battlefield Britain, which won a BAFTA for its portrait of eight key battles in British history, from Boudicca's rebellion against the Romans to the Battle of Britain. Dan has a regular history slot on The One Show and recently was spotted spending time in a sewer for the BBC Two series Filthy Cities.

Sian Williams

Sian Williams

Sian Williams is a journalist and TV presenter who studied English and History at University. She began her career in broadcasting as a journalist for BBC Radio, and following stints in Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield spent five years at BBC Liverpool as a reporter and producer. Moving to Radio 4 in 1991 she became an output editor on current affairs programmes including The World at One and PM and in 1997 took a job at BBC News 24 (now the BBC News channel). Her move in front of the camera came when she was helping out at a screen test for new presenters and got the job herself! After a couple of years presenting the early evening news slot she left for BBC Breakfast, where she is the show's longest-ever serving presenter.

Gregg Wallace

Gregg Wallace

Gregg Wallace is a fruit and vegetable expert, TV presenter and businessman. He co-presents BBC One's MasterChef with John Torode and other broadcasting credits include Saturday Kitchen and Radio 4's Veg Talk. Gregg was born in Peckham and from selling vegetables at a stand in Covent Garden developed a hugely successful career in retail. Last year he presented the series Turn Back Time: The History of the High Street for BBC One.

Joe Crowley

Joe Crowley

Joe Crowley studied History at Cambridge University and Journalism at City University, London. In 2008 Joe was nominated as Young Journalist of the Year at the National RTS awards and won Regional TV Personality of the Year prize at the RTS Southern Awards. He presents BBC One's Country Tracks, a series celebrating the British countryside, and is currently a roving reporter for The One Show.

Lucy Worsley

Lucy Worsley

Lucy Worsley is Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, the independent charity which looks after the five unoccupied royal palaces of London, including Hampton Court, The Tower of London and Kensington Palace. She has a history degree from Oxford, a PhD in architectural history, and has written lots of history books including Courtiers, The Secret History of the Georgian Court and If Walls Could Talk, An Intimate History of the Home.

Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas

At the age of 15, Michael Douglas began training as a hairdresser in Lancashire. In the mid-1990s he moved to London to teach at the Wella Academy. Since then he has styled at all the major fashion weeks, working with supermodels and celebrities on the runway and for prestigious magazine and television shoots. An idea about street hairdressing cooked up with television producer Andy Abrahams in 2000 led to the creation of the series The Hairman and The Stylistic for Discovery UK. Recently Michael has appeared as the Street Barber for The One Show, where he roams city centres across the UK, offering members of the public a spontaneous haircut.

Ruth Goodman

Ruth Goodman

Social and domestic historian, Ruth Goodman has presented a number of high-profile TV series for the BBC including Victorian Farm, Victorian Farm Christmas and Tales from the Green Valley. Ruth's consultancy work in the media has included advising the makers of the feature film Shakespeare in Love about Elizabethan cosmetics, while she also advises many museums and heritage sites and runs practical workshops across the country. Ruth has also appeared on The One Show presenting a variety of historical short films. She specialises in the Tudor, Edwardian, Elizabethan and Victorian periods.

Xanthe Mallett

Xanthe Mallett

Biological anthropologist and presenter Xanthe Mallett is a lecturer in Physical Anthropology at the University of Dundee. In 2010, with a team from the university Xanthe made History Cold Case for BBC Two, where skeletons from different eras were analysed in depth. Xanthe has a First Class Honours degree in Archaeological Sciences from the University of Bradford, a Research Masters from the University of Cambridge in Biological Anthropological Sciences and a PhD in Biological Anthropology - Forensic Facial Recognition, from the University of Sheffield. She is passionate about science and wants to encourage children to engage with the subject at school and pursue it as a career.

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