Jules began his professional life as a Field Archaeologist and has travelled and worked in some of the most demanding countries across the world. His TV career began in 1996, working in production.
Over the years that followed he worked behind the camera on a wide range of programming from C4’s Time Team to BBC2’ss Horizon and numerous military history series alongside Professor Richard Holmes.
Jules developed and presented the living history series Revival for ITV, which gained him an RTS nomination in 2005. The Peoples’ Museum, for BBC Daytime, gave him his first network break in 2006.
Jules’s experience and expertise in history, rural affairs and property, combined with his warm and engaging style have established him as a versatile and popular presenter.
Having spent most of his life in the heart of the Cambrian Mountains in Mid-Wales, renovating his own ‘Escape to the Country’, he now lives in Herefordshire, once again passionately restoring a period gem.
He loves to travel, to garden and to rescue old furniture.
In Spring 2012, Jules teamed up with fellow Countryfile presenter John Craven as they embarked on an ambitious fifteen-part series exploring the challenges facing our heritage, Britain’s Heritage Heroes, whilst listeners to Radio 4s Open Country can hear regular contributions from Jules as the latest member of this long-running and popular countryside magazine show.
Jules’s interest and expertise in military history also came to the fore in Celebrity Mastermind in late 2011.
Since then, Jules has gone on to present How we on the War, a ten-part series for BBC 2, and more recently, Dive WW2; Battle of the Atlantic, a two-part special for BBC Northern Ireland soon to be released to the BBC Network.
In addition to presenting and broadcasting, Jules is also an engaging writer, with regular contributions to Countryfile Magazine, and most recently Homes and Gardens. Readers can also now read Jules monthly columns in Welsh Border Life, covering a range of topics from this leading title from a part of the world he’s long called home.