Wildlife film-making has been my way of life for more than twenty
years, ever since I left university aged 22. I got my first job at
the world-famous BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol, and stayed
there for several years. It was there that I produced and directed
episodes of major international projects such as The
Life of Birds (with Sir David Attenborough), Realms
of the Russian Bear, The Witness was a Fly
and Magpie in the Dock. I was Series
Producer for Incredible Journeys (about
animal migrations) and a two-part Natural World
special on Iran.
In 1998 I moved from the BBC to start work on an exciting new
wildlife project for Granada Television; this time I would not
only produce the films, Iíd also be in front of the camera as a
presenter. It was a tough transition to make; presenting is not as
easy as it looks!
Here are all the films Iíve hosted to date, plus those that are currently in production:
Killer Whale Islands (2007)
I spend summer in the wildlife-rich Falkland Islands, watching killer whales, seals, penguins and more.
Micro Safari: Journey to the Bugs (2007)
Iím shrunk to the size of a bug to explore my own backyard.
Penguin Safari (2006)
Up close and personal with the penguins of South Georgia.
Prehistoric Park (2006)
Time-travelling adventures to bring extinct creatures back to the present day.
Ugly Animals (2006)
I discover the beauty of creatures you might regard as ugly.
Face-to-face with these endangered incredible hulks.
Nigel Marven's Venom Hunters (2005)
How deadly venoms are used to make drugs to treat major illnesses.
Nigel Marven's Animal Detectives (2005)
A fascinating look at how animals and plants help solve crimes.
Scream if you Want to Get Off! (2004)
Reality series for ITV1, uniquely mixing science with entertainment.
Bull Sharks (2004)
I discover why this species is the world's most dangerous shark.
The Human Senses (2003)
A major new BBC series - I experience the extremes of sensory perception.
Possibly the world's cutest animal? I travel to South Africa to find out.
I investigate whether these fish deserve their bloodthirsty reputation.
South American expedition to find a 30-foot snake.
Walking with Dinosaurs: Sea Monsters (2003)
Diving in the world's deadliest seas: 75 million years ago.
Walking with Dinosaurs: The Giant Claw & Land of Giants (2003)
I travel back in time to meet the biggest animals ever to walk the planet
A year in Florida following these remarkable reptiles.
My mission to overcome a serious fear of rats.
Nigel's Wild Wild World (2001-2002)
Ferrets, skunks, lemurs... a weekly look at an incredible array of animals.
Big Cats (2001)
Adventures in Africa and Asia with lions, tigers and leopards.
Giant Creepy Crawlies (2001)
A quest to find the planet's biggest spineless creatures.
Shark Week (2000 onwards)
In at the deep end for Discovery's annual shark extravaganza.
Animal vampires including bats, bugs and even birds.
I come face to face with the world's biggest predators.