Nigel Marvin's Films


An Old Friend
Dec 6, 2004
Gulf Coast
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, I’d 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 I’ve 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)
I’m 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.

Rhinos (2006)
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.

Meerkats (2003)
Possibly the world's cutest animal? I travel to South Africa to find out.
Piranhas (2003)
I investigate whether these fish deserve their bloodthirsty reputation.

Anaconda (2003)
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
Alligators (2002)
A year in Florida following these remarkable reptiles.

Rats (2002)
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.
Bloodsuckers (2000)
Animal vampires including bats, bugs and even birds.

Giants (1999)
I come face to face with the world's biggest predators.

These videos are all over YouTube
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