A1 - Doc Presenters - Hosts

by buzz-sawyer | created - 16 May 2017 | updated - 07 Aug 2018 | Public

1. Shini Somara

Actress | Secrets in the Ice

Shini Somara is an actress, known for Secrets in the Ice (2020), TechKnow (2013) and Crash Course: Physics (2016).

4. Liz Bonnin

Self | How the Earth Works

Born in France to a French father and Trinidanian mother, she moved to Ireland at the age of 10. She studied Biochemistry at college and graduated with honours. She also launched a singing career and sang in a pop band. She was asked to present at the IRMA awards for Irish TV station RTÉ and has ...

5. Alice Roberts

Self | Digging for Britain

Alice Roberts was born in 1973 in Bristol, England as Alice May Roberts. She has been married to David Stevens since 2000. They have one child.

6. Lucy Worsley

Writer | Royal History's Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley

Lucy Worsley was born on December 18, 1973 in Reading, Berkshire, England. She is a writer, known for Royal History's Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley (2020), Our Food (2012) and A Very British Romance (2015). She has been married to Mark Hines since 2011.

7. Richard Hammond

Self | Top Gear

Richard Hammond was born in 1969 in the British town of Solihull, which is near to Birmingham although it tries to pretend that it isn't. He started his career in local radio before getting a break on a cable TV car show where he was able to hone his presenting skills, safe in the knowledge that no...

8. Kate Humble

Assistant_director | The Runner

Kate Humble was born on December 12, 1968 in Wimbledon, London, England as Katherine Humble. She is an actress and assistant director, known for Survival Island (1992), The Battle of Britain: 3 Days That Saved the Nation (2020) and Parallel 9 (1992). She has been married to Ludo Graham since 1992.

9. Bettany Hughes

Writer | Ultimate Treasure Countdown

Bettany Hughes was born in 1968 in Oxford, England. She is known for her work on Ultimate Treasure Countdown (2020), The Spartans (2004) and Warrior Women with Lupita Nyong'o (2019). She is married to Adrian Evans. They have two children.

10. Brian Cox


Brian Cox was born on March 3, 1968 in Oldham, Lancashire, England as Brian Edward Cox. He is an actor and writer, known for Sunshine (2007), Absolutely Anything (2015) and The Science of Doctor Who (2013). He has been married to Gia Milinovich since 2003. They have one child.

11. Neil Oliver

Actor | Brookside

Neil Oliver was born on February 21, 1967 in Renfrewshire, Scotland as Neil Paterson Oliver. He is known for his work on Brookside (1982), Coast Australia (2013) and Today's Builder (2009).

12. Sean Carroll

Self | The Colbert Report

Sean Carroll is known for his work on The Colbert Report (2005), Through the Wormhole (2010) and Nova (1974).

13. Marcus du Sautoy

Writer | The Music of the Primes

Brainbox Marcus De Saytoy is the Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. His passion lies in teaching difficult mathematical concepts and making them palatable for the general public. He has been very influential in popularising maths--showing how it affects ...

14. Iain Stewart

Actor | Huntingtower

Dr Iain Stewart is a Scottish geologist who graduated from Stathclyde University in Scotland, in 1986 with a degree in geology and geography. He followed this with a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy which is a higher research degree) on Mediterranean earthquakes at the University of Bristol in England, ...

15. Ray Mears

Self | Ray Mears Goes Walkabout

Ray Mears was born in 1964 as Raymond Paul Mears. He has been married to Ruth since 2009. He was previously married to Rachel.

16. Ruth Goodman

Self | E Numbers: An Edible Adventure

Ruth Goodman is known for her work on E Numbers: An Edible Adventure (2010), Inside the Factory (2015) and 24 Hours in the Past (2015). She is married to Mark Goodman. They have two children.

17. David Pogue

Self | CBS News Sunday Morning

David Pogue is an American technology writer and TV science presenter. He is the founder of Yahoo Tech, having been groomed for the position by 13 years as the personal-technology columnist for the New York Times. He's also a monthly columnist for Scientific American and host of science shows on ...

18. Brian Greene

Deja Vu

Brian Greene was born on February 9, 1963 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Deja Vu (2006), The Last Mimzy (2007) and Frequency (2000).

19. James May

Self | Top Gear

James May was born in 1963 but his development was tragically arrested at the age of 12. A confessed 'complete waster' until the age of 42, May then took the decision to apply his talent for the pointless in the direction of television. His oeuvre includes a record for the world's longest train set...

20. Jim Al-Khalili

Actor | Secrets of the Solar System

Professor Jameel Sadik "Jim" Al-Khalili OBE is a British theoretical physicist, Author, respected BBC presenter and frequent commentator about science in British media. He holds the position of Professor of Theoretical Physics and Chair in the Public Engagement in Science at the University of ...


21. Geoffrey Baer

Producer | Great Performances

Geoffrey Baer is a producer and writer, known for Great Performances (1971), The Magic Door (1962) and Michael Feinstein & Friends (1991).

22. Andrew Marr

Actor | Doctor Who

Andrew Marr was born on July 31, 1959 in Glasgow, Scotland as Andrew William Stevenson Marr. He is a writer and actor, known for Doctor Who (2005), Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain (2007) and BBC News at Ten (2000). He has been married to Jackie Ashley since 1987. They have three children.

23. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Actor | Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and science communicator.

Born and raised in New York City, Tyson became interested in astronomy at the age of nine after a visit to the Hayden Planetarium. After graduating from the Bronx High School of Science, where he was ...

24. Howard Goodall

Music_department | Johnny English

Howard Goodall was educated at New College School, Stowe School and Lord Williams's School. A boy chorister, he studied music at Christ Church, Oxford, where he achieved a First. He became known to the public for composing the theme tunes to popular BBC comedy series such as Blackadder (1982), Red ...

25. Michael Mosley

Producer | The Human Face

Michael Mosley was born on March 22, 1957 in Calcutta, West Bengal, India. He is a producer and writer, known for The Human Face (2001), Pompeii: The Last Day (2003) and Leonardo (2003). He has been married to Clare Bailey since 1987. They have four children.

26. Bill Nye

Writer | Bill Nye, the Science Guy

Bill Nye was born on November 27, 1955 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as William Sanford Nye. He is an actor and writer, known for Bill Nye, the Science Guy (1993), Flubber (1997) and Stargate: Atlantis (2004). He was previously married to Blair Tindall.

27. Henry Louis Gates Jr.

12 Years a Slave

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University. Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, literary scholar, journalist, cultural critic, and institution builder, Professor Gates has authored ...

28. Michael Wood

Editor | A Church to Yourself

Michael Wood was born on July 23, 1948 in Manchester, England as Michael David Wood. He is known for his work on A Church to Yourself (1979), The Great British Story: A People's History (2012) and Viewpoint '93 (1993). He has been married to Rebecca Dobbs since 1988. They have two children.

29. Michio Kaku

Self | Prophets of Science Fiction

Expert in science fiction, futurist, bestselling author, acclaimed on-air personality, and popularizer of theoretical physics.

Dr. Kaku has starred in science programming for television including series for Discovery, Science Channel, BBC, ABC, and History Channel. Beyond his numerous New York Times...

30. Joanna Lumley

Actress | Absolutely Fabulous

Joanna Lumley was born on 1 May, 1946 in Kashmir, India, to British parents, Thya Beatrice Rose (Weir) and James Rutherford Lumley. Her father was a major in the Gurkha Rifles, and she spent most of her early childhood in the Far East where her father was posted.

An aspiring actress, she first came ...

31. Simon Schama

Writer | A History of Britain

Simon Schama was born on February 13, 1945 in London, England as Simon Michael Schama. He is a writer and actor, known for A History of Britain (2000), Simon Schama's Power of Art (2006) and The Romantic Revolution. He is married to Virginia E. Papaioannou. They have one child.

32. David Starkey

Director | Beyond the Walls: In Search of the Celts

David Starkey was born on January 3, 1945 in Kendal, England as David Robert Starkey. He is a writer and director, known for Beyond the Walls: In Search of the Celts (2018), Good Ideas of the 20th Century (1993) and Rome: The World's First Superpower (2014).

33. Melvyn Bragg

Writer | Jesus Christ Superstar

Melvyn Bragg was born on October 6, 1939 in Wigton, Cumbria, England. He is a producer and editor, known for Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), The South Bank Show (1978) and Monitor (1958). He was previously married to Catherine Haste and Lisa Roche.

34. Morgan Freeman

Actor | Se7en

With an authoritative voice and calm demeanor, this ever popular American actor has grown into one of the most respected figures in modern US cinema. Morgan was born on June 1, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee, to Mayme Edna (Revere), a teacher, and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, a barber. The young Freeman...

35. David McCullough

Actor | Seabiscuit

David McCullough was born on July 7, 1933 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as David Gaub McCullough. He is known for his work on Seabiscuit (2003), Nova (1974) and John Adams (2008).

36. David Attenborough

Self | Blue Planet II

Born 8 May 1926, the younger brother of actor Lord Richard Attenborough. He never expressed a wish to act and, instead, studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University, graduating in 1947, the year he began his two years National Service in the Royal Navy. In 1952, he joined BBC Television at ...


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