Philippa Forrester is known for her wealth of experience on live television. This includes:-
'Tomorrow's World' - Philippa Forrester presented this alongside Peter Snow for seven years and during that time anchored many live specials and outside broadcasts.
Live Events for the BBC include:- 'Eclipse' which she presented with Michael Burke and which had the highest ever viewing figures for a daytime TV programme. She presented the Queen's Jubilee Celebrations for three days with David Dimbleby, covering The Mall on the day of the procession. Crufts which she anchored for four years. Foot and Mouth Special which was a live discussion programme hosted by the BBC. - Zoowatch was a weeks live coverage following the daily life at London Zoo which Philippa hosted with Rolf Harris. 'Heaven & Earth Show' - BBC1 Weekly live 1 hour discussion programme. Philippa co-hosted this show for two and a half years with Ross Kelly.
Away from the live television credits include:-
The phenomenally successful 'Robot Wars' which Philippa presented for BBC2 for seven series and which contributed to FHM naming her the 42nd sexiest woman in the world [an accolade of which she is very proud!] Philippa has presented many 'specials' and documentaries for the BBC's Natural History Unit. These included 'Making Animal Babies' - 'Clever Critters' - 'Man Meets Dog' There were also three series of a pet behavior programme for BBC Features called 'Barking Mad', BBC1
Off camera, Philippa Forrester runs a TV production company with her husband Charlie Hamilton James. Their output to date includes:- The award winning, My Halcyon River [BBC2, Nov 2002], this was the Radio Times most requested peat that year. The Wild Wood [BBC2, Dec 2004] Tarka [BBC2, Dec 2005] and The Restless River.
Philippa is also a successful writer. In 2004 her first book 'The River' was published by Orion, a humorous and autobiographical account of filming with her partner in the countryside. She is currently working on the sequel alongside some children's books and regularly contributes article for magazines and newspapers, for example, Sainsbury's magazine, The Express and travel articles for the Mail on Sunday.
Philippa Forrester has two degrees under her belt. The first, 'English' she took at Birmingham University straight after leaving school, her second she studied part time at Birkbeck College London while presenting Tomorrow's World, and walked away with a 'First' in Ecology and conservation! This has been put to good use producing and presenting for the BBC's Natural History Unit.