Philippa Forrester

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


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. She presented major events like the Queens Jubilee from Buckingham Palace, Millennium Night, Crufts, and the solar eclipse.

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. Philippa also worked on, So I bought a rainforest, with developing the idea for TV and later shooting it.

Philippa’s passions include conservation and wildlife, energy conservation, especially with transport, and living a sustainable lifestyle, but her biggest passion remains storytelling. During lockdown she gained her coaching qualification and worked alongside the Joseph Campbell institute to develop a speciality in coaching using stories.

She has been working with Nat Geo to coach organisations like the African Wildlife Foundation in how to tell their conservation stories to get traction on their funding and awareness. Philippa has also worked with NASA directors, who do huge amounts of environmental monitoring with satellites, on the same thing in Washington DC.

Philippa’s children’s book Amazing Animal Journeys: The Most Incredible Migrations in the Natural World, follows the mass migrations of entire species with facts and maps that tell the stories of nature's most amazing journeys.

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