Will appears regularly on television and radio, as an expert interviewee, to talk about astronomy and space. He has appeared on regional and national BBC news programmes, Channel Five’s The Gadget Show, the BBC’s The One Show as well as the BBC’s flagship astronomy programme The Sky At Night. Will also has experience of presenting to camera, and is comfortable with live, location and chroma-key filming.
If you’d like to talk to Will about him helping you with your television or radio project, you can contact him via this page.
Previous television appearances
The Sky at Night
Will has appeared as a guest several times on the BBC’s long-running astronomy programme The Sky at Night, talking about all sorts of astronomical subjects — from observing distant galaxies and star clusters to chasing a total solar eclipse. Episodes Will has appeared in include: Turkish Delight, Glorious Galaxies and Autumn Sky.
The Gadget Show
Will has also acted as an on-screen astronomy expert for Channel 5′s The Gadget Show. As part of a special telescope test Will helped presenter Jon Bentley assess three amateur telescopes. You can watch the whole film, and find out which scope came out on top, on The Gadget Show website.
The One Show
Will first appeared on The One Show, the BBC’s live prime time magazine programme, in 2012. His role, in a special film about astrophotography, was to show presenter Jamie Crawford how to capture basic shots of the night sky with just a DSLR camera and a photographic tripod.
In February 2013 Will made his second appearance on The One Show, this time in a series of short, live segments filmed from inside the Brecon Beacons National Park. During the programme Will helped twenty local photographers take their first pictures of the night sky and also judged the best picture, which was then published in Sky at Night Magazine.
National and regional news
Will is often asked to appear on national and regional television news programmes to talk about the latest events and news stories in astronomy and space. You can watch a clip of one of Will’s recent appearances on BBC Points West below.
Programme screenshots above copyright BBC & Channel 5
Here are a few clips of Will’s appearances on television and his presenting to camera.