In addition to Boat Yard, The Boats that Built Britain, and Island Race, I’ve featured in Trevor Fishlock’s Sea Stories for Welsh TV, made a short documentary on what it is to be English for Southern TV and have been the seagoing expert in an episode of George Clarke’s ‘Restoration Man’. Recently, I appeared on Newsnight (BBC2) talking about Celestial Navigation.

Island Race

In 1994 I sailed round Britain in my 1911 pilot cutter Hirta to make a series for BBC2 called Island Race. Accompanying me were John McCarthy, the Beirut hostage, and Sandi Toksvig, comedienne. With John and Sandi, my crew and I juggled the 35ton gaff…

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Boatyard

This ten-part series was immensely popular and people still stop me in the street to say how much they loved it. It was first screened in 2005 on Discovery Realtime TV and frequently repeated – the last time on Quest. Sadly, another series doesn't seem forthcoming, which…

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Award-winning film narration

I've been working with Tom Nitsch for many years now. He's a German film maker who produces award-winning films about classic boats and superyachts. We collaborate on the words and I narrate them. Check them out. You won't be disappointed. All these videos are available…

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