Martin Hughes-Games Showreel

One of the UK’s most popular and respected naturalists and zoologists, Martin is best known as a warm and lovable presenter on BBC Two’s Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Winterwatch, which he co-hosts with Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan.

He has an effortless, inclusive way of communicating with audiences. With his shock of unruly hair, his knowledge and passion for wildlife and his eminently relaxed presenting style, Martin is a favourite with audiences.

After training as a zoologist Martin joined the BBC Natural History Unit in 1978 and moved to BBC Science and Features the following year. In 1988 he returned to the Natural History Unit as a series producer and head of development until 2007 where he produced long and short films and series of documentaries.

Factual TV Presenter

In 2007 Martin became a factual TV presenter and two years later joined the presenting team of Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Winterwatch (BBC2). He also produced and presented Springwatch Unsprung – an offshoot to Springwatch  from its first transmission in 2009.

Martin has also presented Hunting Tigers – 10 days in India (in production), The Lion Queens (Discovery), Springwatch Butterfly Special 2013 (BBC2), Springwatch Otter special (BBC2), Springwatch Guide to Seabirds 2012 (BBC2), Nature’s Miracle Babies 2011 (BBC1), Autumnwatch 2009 “how do I?…”, and Springwatch 2009 Holidays with Martin Hughes–Games (BBC2).

Martin loves working with people on screen. His years as a successful television producer have given him the skills and insight to help productions clearly identify what audiences want and respond to.


Joined BBC 1978

Freelance from November 2007 to present

Live Presenter

Springwatch 2009 – todate

Springwatch Unsprung producer and presenter 2009 / 2010 / 2011 / 2012

Autumnwatch 2009 – todate

Unsprung presenter / producer 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Wild Night In 2010 1 X 120 mins fundraiser for wildlife worldwide


Summerwatch Seabird Special 2012

Nature’s Miracle Babies 5 X 60 BBC1 (TX 2011)

Winterwatch 2011 – todate

Springwatch 2009 Holidays with Martin Hughes-Games 1 X 60 mins BBC2

Television Précis

Joined BBC Natural History Unit 1978

Moved to BBC Science and Features 1979

Returned to BBC Natural History Unit 1988 became series producer (5 series), head of development etc

Left BBC October 2007

Became a Factual Presenter

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