Stephen Moss - TV Producer
'Probably the best job in the world...'
During a career at the BBC spanning almost three decades, spent mainly at the world-famous Natural History Unit in Bristol, I had the good fortune to travel to all seven of the world’s continents in search of wildlife: From Killer Whales in Patagonia to Elephants in the Okavango, and from the freezing wastes of Antarctica to the heat of the African plais..
Yet my first love has always been the nature of Britain – the title of a series I made with Alan Titchmarsh a few years ago. From the very first series of Birding with Bill Oddie back in 1997, I have witnessed the extraordinary growth in enthusiasm for programmes on our home country and its wildlife: culminating, of course, in the first series of Springwatch back in 2005, of which I was the first series producer.
In 2011 I left the BBC to pursue a freelance career, and have since made two series in the independent sector.
Working alongside great names in wildlife television
I have also had the privilege of working with some of the great names of wildlife broadcasting, including Bill Oddie, Alan Titchmarsh, Chris Packham, Kate Humble, Simon King, Jonathan Scott, Miranda Krestovnikoff, Mike Dilger, George McGavin and Michaela Strachan – as well as Sir David Attenborough, who I interviewed for Birds Britannia.
- Hive Alive (2014) - BBC2 two-parter on honeybees, presented by Chris Packham, Martha Kearney & Professor Adam Hart.
- Britain's Big Wildlife Revival (2013) - BBC1 six-parter presented by Ellie Harrison.
- Springwatch (2005; 2011) – the flagship
brand for British wildlife programming on
BBC2. Winner of BAFTA and RTS Awards.
- Birds Britannia (2010) – a four-part series
on why the British love birds, for BBC4.
- Wildest Dreams (2009) – a reality TV show
set in the heart of Africa, presented by
Nick Knowles, for BBC2.
- The One Show (2008-09) – making natural
history films for the peak-time BBC1 series.
- The Nature of Britain (2007) – landmark
BBC1 series on Britain’s habitats and their
wildlife, presented by Alan Titchmarsh.
- Birding with Bill Oddie (1997-1999),
Bill Oddie Goes Wild (2000-2002), How to
Watch Wildlife (2004) – more than 50
programmes, filmed in seven countries on
- Big Cat Diary (1998) – the second series of
this classic location-based series, made
entirely on location in Kenya’s Masai Mara.