Steve Backshall

Date Published: 16/11/2021
Duration: 52:35
Season: 6

Steve Backshall is a BAFTA-winning presenter, writer, explorer, naturalist and all round daredevil.


His big break as a broadcaster arrived when National Geographic offered him the post of Adventurer in Residence and he’s been taking on some of the toughest challenges on earth, ever since, gracing our TV screens with shows like Deadly 60, Expedition, and The Lost Land series,


On this episode you’ll hear that Steve’s great passion is discovery. Discovery of new places and new animal species, and he’s prepared to go to the ends of the earth to achieve this – whether that’s uncovering never before seen ancient human art work in a Borneo cave, tracking snow leopards in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan, coming extremely close to death while kayaking in Bhutan or diving with sharks in his new show, Shark with Steve Backshall. And in my opinion he’s one of the best story tellers that we’ve had on the podcast so far. So, without further ado, let’s hear from him now.


Holly’s Destination Recap:



Steve’s Destination Recap:


  • Zimbabwe
  • Colombia
  • West Papua
  • Bhutan
  • Wales – Gower, Pembroke, Snowdonia, Breacon Beacons
  • Scilly Isles, Cornwall, England
  • Coastal Pembroke, Wales
  • Coastal Penzance, Cornwall, England
  • Bimini, The Bahamas
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Borneo
  • Brazil
  • Suriname


Shark With Steve Backshall continues on Sunday at 8pm on Sky Nature, Sky Showcase and is streaming on NOW TV.


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