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Andrew Cooper




ANDREW COOPER is one of Britain's most distinguished and influential documentary television producers. As a broadcaster, presenter, writer and international award winning wildlife film-maker,

he is a familiar face on BBC TV through his documentaries and live reports on wildlife and the environment. As a television producer with the prestigious BBC Natural History Unit he travelled widely over thirty five years, visiting more than 60 different countries from Cape Horn to the High Arctic

and the Himalayas to Hawaii. He is also the author of several best selling BBC books and his

wildlife documentaries rank among the most popular in Britain.

Andrew is an impressive and entertaining after dinner speaker on his adventurous, sometimes dangerous but more often amusing life as a traveller and wildlife film maker.

Lectures for colleges and universities to fit course curriculum:

'Wildlife conservation through television

'Wildlife in the media',

'The art of story for television'

'Wildlife television - combining art with science'

All talks are lavishly illustrated with an impressive library of his wildlife photographs.

He also opens wildlife events and launches government initiatives, regional, county and

local council environment schemes. Widely experienced with audiences of every size.

Apart from broadcasting to millions, Andrew's largest live presentation was to over 1,400 people,

while the smallest are usually his home farm walks and talks or exotic wildlife safaris.

Cruise lecture enrichment speaker:

Andrew is a top rated cruise lecturer, specialising in the wildlife and natural history of locations visited worldwide. His entertaining stories of BBC filming exploits make him a popular choice with the best

cruise lines. Further details can be found with the premier UK agency - Peel Talent.

Popular illustrated talks include:  'BBC Natural History - my wild life'.

'Dartmoor National Park - the story of an iconic Bronze Age landscape and best selling book'.

'Wild Days and Medieval Knights' - the wildlife and history of a secret valley featured on BBC.

'The Lost Lands of Scilly' - the making of a major BBC wildlife documentary.

'Treasure Islands' - filming a spectacular BBC natural history of the Channel Islands.

New illustrated lectures now available include an entertaining and enthralling glimpse

into the world of television and the making of popular BBC wildlife documentaries with

well known celebrities, including amusing personal stories:

'Gerald Durrell and Corfu' - the story of Andrew's BBC tribute to a friend and colleague.

'Sir Peter Scott' - the making of his BBC tribute to the patron saint of conservation.

'When the North Wind Blows' - the making of the BBC Natural History Unit Christmas special.

'Five Owl Farm' - the remarkable story of the popular BBC documentary on the owls of Britain.

'Wild Caribbean' - the making of the BBC series. One of many cruise lecture subjects along with

'Wild Mediterranean' - includes fascinating history, anthropology and spectacular wildlife.

'Fierce Creatures and Other Friends' -ideal after dinner talk with entertaining celebrity stories.

Talks can include clips from Andrew's wildlife films, and his cruise lectures

feature wildlife worldwide, now with a choice of over 60 bespoke lectures.

For onshore UK talks please email directly to andrew@wildlink.org


As a board member of some of the biggest educational wildlife conservation charities in the

southwest of England, the past Vice-chair of a leading Foundation Trust Hospital and

NHS Non-Executive Director, Andrew adds a unique perspective to any event.

Now a Secretary of State appointed board member to Dartmoor National Park.

Every year Andrew raises considerable profits for charities, both wildlife and medical, for free.

A recent after dinner speech raised over £4,000 for Cancer Research, and another

talk in a local village hall raised more than £600 for Leukaemia Research.

And for something completely different, why not visit an historic Grade 1 listed, 13th Century church near his home. Groups of up to 30 people can enjoy a guided tour,

complete with a cup of tea. Nestled in a picturesque secret valley in the heart of

cirl bunting country. This haven of tranquility and wildlife is situated on the site of a

Domesday Manor, where Andrew co-hosted many BBC Springwatch and Autumnwatch

programmes from this secret location.  More details here...  

Please ask for further details and Andrew's availability for your next event.

If you would like a 'printable' version of this page with details of talks please click here....  

or contact Andrew directly by email:   andrew@wildlink.org


Royal Photographic Society: A note to thank you for giving up your time to give us a very entertaining evening. I 've had several emails and messages today telling me how much everyone enjoyed it. Once again, thank you. 

Cornwall garden Society: What a stonkingly splendid lecture that was. Thank you so much indeed. Non stop descriptive & colourful narrative, accompanied by wonderful photography. A real treat. One member said that it was the best outing this year - an accolade indeed.

College Surgery  - Doctors summer party: Thank you so much for your pre-dinner talk, I have received very positive comments as everyone enjoyed your presentation tremendously, and I am still basking in the reflected glory.

National Trust, Killerton lecture lunches: That was the most inspirational lecture lunch I've ever been to. Thank you.

Avon Wildlife Trust AGM celebrity speaker: Thank you so very much for being so generous with your time, our members went away happy and the feedback score in the tea room was top class I hope the trip back went smoothly enough and you got home safely to your wonderful farm. You really are a top-class speaker. 

From Trust Chairman and former editor BBC Wildlife Magazine.

South West Surgeons annual conference: Your illustrated talk was a brilliant antidote and wonderful high point to end our two day event.

National Trust lecture lunches: As usual your stunning photography, fascinating and entertaining lecture was appreciated by all. Can we book you again for next year?

Probus Club annual dinner: We were prepared for an entertaining evening and you certainly did not dissappoint. Thank you so much for making our top event of the year such an outstanding success.

RSPB Somerset:  Thank you so much for a most interesting and entertaining talk you gave to our Group last Thursday. I think you could see by the number of people who came that you are one of our most popular speakers.  It was lovely to hear about some of your stories about the Natural History film world.  I think many of the audience would have stayed much longer and asked many more questions given half a chance. It was also wonderful to hear about the badgers on your farm and the filming of their secret lives underground. We all hope you will come again soon.

Barclays Bank annual lecture lunch, Guernsey: Thank you so much for your fascinating and entertaining after lunch talk. The sell out event was a great success and much appreciated by all.

Topsham Birdwatchers: Very many thanks for your marvelous illustrated talk that was very much appreciated by everybody. We would very much like to take up your offer of a visit to Church Farm and thank you for allowing us this special privilege.

Devon Wildlife Trust: Your talk was excellent, informative, entertaining and inspiring.  It should also ensure that we get a good attendance at the next event we hold … the Wildlife Trust made a profit of  over £600 ... Thank you once again for giving up your valuable time. 


IOS Wildlife Trust: On behalf of the trustees, to say thanks once again for helping to make the first ever Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust charity evening such a success. We raised over £252 profit from the event, which in truth is more than I had anticipated ... and (two weeks on) your amusing talk is still being commented on!.