Dallas Campbell has since hosted some of the most extraordinary geographical documentaries for the BBC, including Britain Beneath Your Feet (2015), City in the Sky (2016), The Drake Equation: The Search for Life (2010), The Sky at Night (2019), The Treasure Hunters (2014), Tutankhamen: The Truth Uncovered (2014), Supersized Earth (2014) and Voyager: Beyond the Final Frontier (2012). He is also a frequent presenter on BBC 4’s series Horizon, Time Scanners (2014) and Positive Energy (2017) on National Geographic and Airport Live (2013) for the BBC alongside Kate Humble and Anita Rani.
Dallas also presented Television’s First Night (2016), a recreation of the first television broadcast for the 80th anniversary of BBC’s Stargazing Live. The show featured astronaut Tim Peake and footage of his launch to the International Space Station. The show was so successful it earned Dallas a BAFTA nomination. Dallas was a guest speaker on the BBC 4 radio show Infinite Monkey Cage (2020) alongside another Great British Speakers talent, Robin Ince.
He has appeared as a special guest on many radio and TV shows including BBC Breakfast (2018), BBC News, The Wright Stuff (2012), The One Show (2012), Brian Cox’s Science of Doctor Who (2013), Celebrity Robot Wars (2016), Celebrity Eggheads (2018), Pointless Celebrities (2019;2021) and Celebrity Mastermind (2015) – which he won, with his specialist subject of Werner Herzog films.
Tim Peake in conversation with Dallas Campbell at the Barbican Centre in London talking about his book Ask and Astronaut:
Dallas released his debut book, Ad Astra: An Illustrated Guide to Leaving the Planet, in 2017. It is an eccentric and completely impractical guide to getting off Earth, complete with real and imagined space travel stories. He is also a regular contributor to Focus magazine, Eureka magazine and The Observer.
DALLAS CAMPBELL: SPEAKER & HOST
Dallas is a very popular and successful host of live events, particularly science related. He has hosted several roadshows with the Bang Goes the Theory team, hosted events for the BBC such as Dr Who’s 50th Celebration and Stargazing Live, spoken at the Broadcast Digital Awards, Cheltenham Sci Fest, Bluedot festival, with the Young Imagineers and at Tim Peake’s return to Earth, as well as at scientific events including the monthly Science Museum Lates, and at Shell’s Make the Future London Festival.
He is also a guest curator for the Royal Institution and an Honorary Fellow of the British Science Association where he regularly judges their annual Young Scientist & Engineer of the Year awards. In 2014 he gave the Stoneley Lecture for the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain. In 2017, Dallas won the Space Achievement Media Award at the Sir Arthur Clarke Centenary Awards, he holds an Honorary Masters degree from Northampton University and has honorary life membership for his work at the Royal Institution.
Dallas offers workshops to clients who wish to learn how to be a top presenter, how to connect with your audience, and how to develop the skills necessary to make an impact. He draws upon his extensive experience in live presenting of factual programmes, writing and directing to ensure clients are given a practical and engaging workshop.
All of his workshops and courses are specifically tailored to the client, but some examples are below:
– In-person group Courses: One or Two day bootcamps to help prepare the client for being the best presenter they can be.
– Online Presenter Therapy: An emergency one-off quick-fix sounding board for immediate gigs.
– Online Group/Individual: A four-hour dissection of the most important aspects of presenting.
Having filmed and presented live in some of the world’s most extraordinary, dangerous and challenging locations, Dallas is one of the most passionate factual presenters working in the industry today. His three decades of experience make him an inspirational speaker for any corporate event including conference facilitating, award hosting, after-dinner and keynote speeches, or anything related to gadgets, technology and science.
Clients: Samsung, Schmick TV, The British Science Association, Party Poker