Category:Adam Hart-Davis

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Adam Hart-Davis(born 4 July 1943) is an English scientist, author, photographer, historian and broadcaster, well-known in the UK for presenting the BBC television series Local Heroes and What the Romans did for Us, the latter spawning several spin-off series involving the Victorians,the Tudors, and the Stuarts. The most recent version of this series is called What the Ancients Did for Us. He was also a co-presenter of Tomorrow's World, and presented Science Shack. Currently he presents How London Was Built and Just Another Day on the The History Channel UK.

His work in broadcasting began in 1977 when he joined Yorkshire Television (YTV) as a researcher.In 1985 he was promoted to production work, producing Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World, the Fred Harris-fronted TV show Me & My Micro and the Johnny Ball-fronted Fun & Games, amongst other things. He also devised and produced the school science show Scientific Eye.In the early 1990s he moved in front of the camera to present two series for YTV: On The Edge and Local Heroes. The latter programme involved him cycling around the Yorkshire region in his trademark fluorescent pink and yellow cycling clothes, seeking out places associated with the great innovators of science and technology.

Since then, has essentially, become the face of the BBC's output on science and the history of science. At the same time is heavily critical of the standard of science output on British television (including, to a certain extent, his own programmes), which he sees as dumbed down.A new television series for the BBC on in August 2007, called 'The Cosmos - A Beginner's Guide', which explores the latest ideas and experiments in cosmology will be accompanied by a book of the same name.

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