After children’s TV, Robot Wars and Tomorrow’s World, Philippa is a keen environmentalist and continues to present and produce wildlife programmes.


Biography

Philippa Forrester brought a fresh touch to Tomorrow’s World and went on to her mark on Robot Wars and Time Machine. She also fronted Heaven & Earth, before moving to BBC Bristol.

Philippa’s four years with Children’s BBC saw her presenting the popular afternoon links from the Broom Cupboard. She then stepped into The Ozone, interviewing acts from Annie Lennox and Paul McCartney to East 17 and Take That. Other TV credits include The World's Strongest Man and a strand on extreme sports for This Morning.

Alongside her presenting career, she completed a Bsc in Ecology and Conservation at Birkbeck and made natural history films for the BBC including My Halcyon River, Wye Voices of the Valley, Halcyon River Diaries and a series for Animal Planet. A keen environmentalist, she moved her family to the wilds of Wyoming to work for National Geographic and help with local conservation projects in Yellowstone National Park. This adventure inspired her to write her book On the Trail of Wolves: A British Adventure in the Wild West.

Since moving back to the UK, she continues to share stories that inspire people to protect the natural world from leading an education campaign about the perils and pros of owning and driving an electric car to writing a natural history column for the children’s magazine Scoop.

 

 

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