Hebrides - Islands of the Edge
Narrated by Ewan McGregor
John spent 240 days filing the topside wildlife for a four part series currently showing on Monday nights at 9pm on BBC1 in Scotland only.
Doug Anderson filmed underwater.
A quarter of Scots watched the first episode.
The series website, with video clips, is here.
The programmes can also be seen on iPlayer for several weeks after transmission here.
BBC1 Scotland can be seen on Sky, Virgin and Freesat outside Scotland.
The series trailer is on YouTube here.
Ewan McGregor Narrating 'Hebrides - Islands on the Edge'
"It's one of the most beautiful films I have seen".
John produced the second programme of the series and directed Ewan's narration for this programme. It was a real pleasure to see how much skill and intelligence Ewan brought to all the films.
Sixty Years in the Wild
John filmed with Sir David Attenborough and Lloyd and Rose Bucks' imprinted greylag geese on Loch Lomond for David's next BBC series, Sixty Years in the Wild. The series was shown in November 2012.
There is a clip here.
Frozen Planet Wins at Wildscreen
At the Wildscreen festival in Bristol on October 18th 2012 Frozen Planet was honoured with Panda awards for sound, best series and cinematography.
Nigel Wilkes of Panasonic UK presented the Cinematography Panda to John, Mark Smith, Doug Anderson and Hugh Miller, on behalf of the many cameramen in the team.
Frozen Planet Wins Emmy for Cinematography
In Los Angeles in September 2012 Frozen Planet 'Ends of the Earth' won the Primetime Creative Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography for a Non-fiction Programme and the Emmys for Non-Fiction Picture Editing and Sound editing. The series also won the Outstanding Non-Fiction Series Emmy. Well done everyone!
Frozen Planet Wins BAFTAs for Cinematography, Editing & Sound
On 13th May 2012 Frozen Planet won Craft BAFTAs for cinematography, editing and sound. John and underwater cameraman Doug Anderson collected the Cinematography BAFTA.
Read more here.
The Winter episode has also won the Royal Television Society award for Cinematography and the series won Best Cinematography at the International Wildlife Film Festival in Missoula as well as several other awards there.
John has recently been filming in Jordan and the UAE for the new BBC series Wild Arabia.
John's third radio series about filming wildlife, A View Through A Lens, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 every day between 26th -30th September 2011.
For more information see the entry in the main section of this website.
John and Mary-Lou have recently run a wildlife film-making training course for rangers from the National Trust for Scotland at their Threave Estate in Dumfries and Galloway. The Trust has some outstanding properties with world-class wildlife, like St Kilda and Mar Lodge. Other courses are planned.
On the evening of 8th April 2011 John gave an after-dinner speech to more than 600 people at the RSPB Members' Weekend at York University and in November he spoke at the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust's 50th Anniversary Celebration Event at Portsmouth Grammar School.
Read more here.