A co-founder of the BBC's Natural History Unit, Tony Soper's first involvement with natural history broadcasting was working with Desmond Hawkins and Peter Scott on BBC radio programmes and inaugural natural history television programmes in the early 1950s. Purchasing the Unit's first film camera, Tony then produced the BBC's first full length wildlife film, The Fulmar, in 1958, and went on to produce wildlife programmes for the BBC from across the globe.
1962 saw Tony Soper leave the BBC Natural History Unit, after a brief period as its Head, allowing him to spend more time writing and indulging his passion for travel. In 1963, Tony moved in front of the camera to become Johnny Morris's sidekick in Animal Magic and later presented Nature on BBC2.
Tony has narrated numerous programmes for the BBC and National Geographic, and alongside script-writing, has written 14 books on natural history subjects. Tony was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Plymouth and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.