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Patrick Aryee

Biologist - Wildlife & Factual Presenter

As a biologist and self-confessed thrill seeker, Patrick has always had a fascination with ‘how things work’. His guiding force is to allow his audience to travel the globe from the comfort of their homes and live vicariously through his daringly close animal encounters. His latest series Big Beasts: Last of the Giants, sees Patrick face to face with the biggest animals on Earth; discovering why size really matters in nature, and observing the perfection and execution of the species in their natural habitats. His journey takes him to Asia where he comes face-to-face with the Komodo dragon, right across to the Americas, where he free dives with a gigantic sperm whale weighing in at 15-tonnes. He ultimately explores why these creatures evolved into giants, and how crucial they are to their habitats today.

Patrick has a versatile presenting style which has allowed him a host a variety of programmes; from the epic Amazing Animal Family franchise, to the expedition show Yellowstone’s: Wildest Winter, the heart-warming Nature’s Miracle Orphans and the fact filled Super Senses.

Patrick’s career in wildlife filmmaking began shortly after graduating with a degree in Molecular & Cellular Biology at the University of Bristol. He worked behind the scenes on the BBC productions Madagascar, Attenborough: 60 years in the Wild and Frozen Planet. Hugely enjoying the creativity of television, Patrick was delighted to be asked to present BBC Earth’s online natural history strand Zoo-La-La, a weekly show about weird and wonderful animal facts that helped launch the BBC Earth YouTube platform, Earth Unplugged.

After this, Patrick went from strength to strength.  He presented Super Senses a specialist factual show for BBC Two. The series, Patrick’s first TV appearance, explored the extraordinary world of animal senses. In each episode he focused on key themes; sight, sound and scent across five continents, revealing the amazing super senses of the animal world.

Seeing his passion and expertise, Sky One commissioned him to host a collection of six natural history programmes. This included Big Cats: An Amazing Animal Family, which went on to win Patrick the RTS West Award for Best Presenter. Big Cats was so successful with children it was also made into exclusive online series Big Cat Wild Files, for Sky Kids.

Returning to the BBC, Patrick then co-presented Nature’s Miracle Orphans, Ingenious Animals and Super Small Animals. Continuing his projects at Sky One, Patrick travelled the world filming a two more 4K series, Wild Animal Babies and Big Beasts: Last of the Giants. Patrick is a regular contributor on The One Show, and co-hosted Springwatch 2018.

Credits

TELEVISION
Date: 2018
Production (role):
Springwatch (Presenter)
Company:
BBC2
Date: 2018
Production (role):
BIG BEASTS: Last of the Giants (Presenter)
Company:
Offspring Files
Date: 2017
Production (role):
MONKEYS AND APES: Wild Files (Presenter)
Company:
Offspring Files for Sky Kids
Date: 2017
Production (role):
Super Small Animals (Presenter)
Company:
BBC Studios for BBC1
Date: 2017
Production (role):
BIG CATS: Wild Files (Presenter)
Company:
Offspring Films for Sky Kids
Date: 2017
Production (role):
DOGS: An Amazing Animal Family (Presenter)
Company:
Offspring Films for Sky One
Date: 2017
Production (role):
MONKEYS: An Amazing Animal Family (Presenter)
Company:
Offspring Films for Sky One
Date: 2017
Production (role):
BIG CATS: An Amazing Animal Family (Presenter)
Company:
Offspring Films
Date: 2016
Production (role):
Yellowstone: Wildest Winter (Presenter)
Company:
BBC Bristol for BBC2
Date: 2016
Production (role):
Nature's Miracle Orphans (Presenter)
Company:
BBC In-House for BBC1
Date: 2015
Production (role):
Amazing Animals (Co- Presenter)
Company:
Oxford Scientific Films for BBC1
Date: 2015
Production (role):
Big Cats: An Amazing Animal Family (Presenter)
Company:
Offspring Films for Sky One
Date: 2015
Production (role):
Countryfile (Presenter)
Company:
BBC Production for BBC1
Date: 2015
Production (role):
The Science of Fun for The One Show (Presenter)
Company:
BBC Production for BBC1
Date: 2015
Production (role):
The Science of Dry for The One Show (Presenter)
Company:
BBC Production for BBC1
Date: 2014
Production (role):
Super Senses - The Secret Power of Animals (Presenter)
Company:
BBC Production for BBC2
Date: 2013
Production (role):
Company:
BBC Unplugged/YouTube
Date: 2013
Production (role):
Company:
BBC Unplugged/YouTube
Date: 2012
Production (role):
Zoo La La: African Penguin Christmas Special (Presenter)
Company:
BBC Unplugged/YouTube
Date: 2012
Company:
BBC Unplugged/YouTube
Date: 2012
Company:
BBC Unplugged/YouTube
Date: 2012
Production (role):
Company:
BBC Unplugged/YouTube
Date: 2012
Production (role):
Company:
BBC Unplugged/YouTube
Date: 2012
Production (role):
Company:
BBC Unplugged/YouTube
Date: 2011
Production (role):
Madagascar: Madagascar - behind the scenes with the music (Presenter)
Company:
BBC Online
Date: 2011
Production (role):
Madagascar: A little piece of Madagascar… in Switzerland! (Presenter)
Company:
BBC Online
Date: 2011
Production (role):
Madagascar: The lemur of the lake (Presenter)
Company:
BBC Online
Date: 2010
Production (role):
Wu How-The Ninja Guide to Everything: Episode 2 (Presenter)
Company:
BBC3
Date: 2010
Production (role):
BBC Three - Wu How-The Ninja Guide to Everything: Episode 1 (Presenter)
Company:
BBC3
RADIO & NARRATION
Date: 2013
Production (role):
The Listeners: Infrasound
Company:
BBC Radio 4
Date: 2013
Production (role):
The Listeners: Ultrasound
Company:
BBC Radio 4
Date: 2012
Production (role):
Planet Earth Live-Evergreens: Monkeys
Company:
National Geographic/BBC
Date: 2012
Production (role):
Planet Earth Live-Evergreens: Elephants
Company:
National Geographic/BBC
Date: 2012
Production (role):
Planet Earth Live-Evergreens: Lions
Company:
National Geographic/BBC
Date: 2012
Production (role):
Planet Earth Live-Evergreens: Black Bears
Company:
National Geographic/BBC
AWARDS
Date: 2015
Production (role):
RTS West Award
Project details:
Winner of New On Screen Talent Award

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): Springwatch (Presenter)
    Company: BBC2
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): BIG BEASTS: Last of the Giants (Presenter)
    Company: Offspring Files
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): MONKEYS AND APES: Wild Files (Presenter)
    Company: Offspring Files for Sky Kids
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): Super Small Animals (Presenter)
    Company: BBC Studios for BBC1
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): BIG CATS: Wild Files (Presenter)
    Company: Offspring Films for Sky Kids
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): DOGS: An Amazing Animal Family (Presenter)
    Company: Offspring Films for Sky One
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): MONKEYS: An Amazing Animal Family (Presenter)
    Company: Offspring Films for Sky One
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): BIG CATS: An Amazing Animal Family (Presenter)
    Company: Offspring Films
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): Yellowstone: Wildest Winter (Presenter)
    Company: BBC Bristol for BBC2
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): Nature's Miracle Orphans (Presenter)
    Company: BBC In-House for BBC1
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): Amazing Animals (Co- Presenter)
    Company: Oxford Scientific Films for BBC1
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): Big Cats: An Amazing Animal Family (Presenter)
    Company: Offspring Films for Sky One
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): Countryfile (Presenter)
    Company: BBC Production for BBC1
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): The Science of Fun for The One Show (Presenter)
    Company: BBC Production for BBC1
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): The Science of Dry for The One Show (Presenter)
    Company: BBC Production for BBC1
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): Super Senses - The Secret Power of Animals (Presenter)
    Company: BBC Production for BBC2
  • Date: 2013
    Company: BBC Unplugged/YouTube
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): Can anything live forever? (Presenter)
    Company: BBC Unplugged/YouTube
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): Zoo La La: African Penguin Christmas Special (Presenter)
    Company: BBC Unplugged/YouTube
  • Date: 2012
    Company: BBC Unplugged/YouTube
  • Date: 2012
    Company: BBC Unplugged/YouTube
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): Zoo La La: ‪Why are Zebras stripy? (Presenter)
    Company: BBC Unplugged/YouTube
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): Zoo La La: ‪Are you afraid of the octopus? (Presenter)
    Company: BBC Unplugged/YouTube
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): Zoo La La: ‪What is Zoo La La? (Presenter)
    Company: BBC Unplugged/YouTube
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): Madagascar: Madagascar - behind the scenes with the music (Presenter)
    Company: BBC Online
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): Madagascar: A little piece of Madagascar… in Switzerland! (Presenter)
    Company: BBC Online
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): Madagascar: The lemur of the lake (Presenter)
    Company: BBC Online
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): Wu How-The Ninja Guide to Everything: Episode 2 (Presenter)
    Company: BBC3
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): BBC Three - Wu How-The Ninja Guide to Everything: Episode 1 (Presenter)
    Company: BBC3
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): The Listeners: Infrasound
    Company: BBC Radio 4
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): The Listeners: Ultrasound
    Company: BBC Radio 4
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): Planet Earth Live-Evergreens: Monkeys
    Company: National Geographic/BBC
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): Planet Earth Live-Evergreens: Elephants
    Company: National Geographic/BBC
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): Planet Earth Live-Evergreens: Lions
    Company: National Geographic/BBC
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): Planet Earth Live-Evergreens: Black Bears
    Company: National Geographic/BBC
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Project details
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): RTS West Award
    Project details: Winner of New On Screen Talent Award
  • Date:
    Production (role):
    Project details:
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