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Peter Ginn

Peter Ginn

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Matt Nicholls
+44 (0) 203 214 0800

Peter Ginn – a man with a passion for experimental archaeology and narrating the past in an accessible way – has for the past eight years presented primetime history programmes for BBC2.  “Standing in front of the camera talking about history? Boring!” – Not So!!!  Peter has renovated farms, built a stone pigsty, mined for copper, fallen in a pond (twice), made bricks, forged metal, set fire to himself (once), shovelled more animal sh*t than he’s had hot dinners – and still he comes back for more!!!! A charasmatic and loveable personality who can turn his hand to any subject and make it interesting.

Television Experience

Tudor Monastery Farm- (BBC2 eight one-hour episodes – presenter/director/producer)

War Time Farm (BBC2 eight one-hour episodes – presenter/director/producer)

Jools Holland’s Hootenanny (New Year’s Eve 2010 – guest appearance)

Edwardian Farm (BBC2 tweleve one-hour episodes 2010 - presenter)

Country File (BBC1 2009 – guest appearance)

Victorian Farm Christmas (BBC2 three one-hour episodes 2009 – presenter)

Victorian Farm (BBC2 six one-hour episodes 2008 – presenter)

A Tudor Feast at Christmas (BBC2 one-hour christmas special 2007 – presenter)

CBBC (BBC1 2005 guest appearance)

Tales from the Green Valley (BBC2 twelve 30-mins episodes 2004 – presenter)



Writing Experience

War Time Farm (20,000 words)

Edwardian Farm (30,000 words)

Victorian Farm Christmas (edited)

Victorian Farm (30,000 words no. 1 Times Best Non-Fiction)

Anatolian Archaeology (3,000 words guest writer)


Speaking/Teaching Experience

The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival (Guest speaker 2011)

Blessed George Napier RC School (Inspirational speaker at school prize giving 2011)

Grassington Festival (Guest speaker 2011)

Church Stretton Speakers Club (Guest speaker  and book signings x3 2009-11)

Annual guest lecutuer for MA Public Archaeology Course UCL (ongoing)

Teaching assistant Surveying Course Undergraduate UCL (ongoing)

Course tutor at Bishopstone Archaeological Excavation University of Canterbury Kent (ongoing)

Tutor at Experiemental Archaeology fresher’s dig UCL (ongoing)


Academic achievements

Post graduate studies (MA)in Public Archaeology (Institute of Archaeology UCL)

Undergraduate BA in Archaeology (Egypt) (Institute of Archaeology UCL)


Additional skills

Qualified diver to level of PADI Advanced

Qualified underwater archaeological surveying methods

Qualified surveyor

Up for giving anything a go!

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