Mike Gunton

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Mike Gunton presenting a talk about Planet Earth II at the Cambridge University Zoology Department in September 2017

Mike Gunton is a British television producer and a senior executive at the BBC Natural History Unit, the world's largest production unit dedicated to wildlife film-making.[1] In November 2009 he became the Unit's first Creative Director.[2]

He is best known as the executive producer of Life, a nature documentary series which revealed the adaptive survival strategies of animals around the world, and as the co-author (with Martha Holmes) of the accompanying book. He co-directed (with Holmes) a feature film version of Life, and was the executive producer of a major BBC One series on African wildlife, broadcast in 2013.[3]

Film and TV credits[edit]

Episode "Finding Food"
Episode "Home Making"
Episode "Once More into the Termite Mound: The Making of The Trials of Life"


  1. ^ "Directory of Production Companies". The International Association of Wildlife Filmmakers. Archived from the original on 2010-08-29. Retrieved 2009-01-20.
  2. ^ Rushton, Katherine (2009-11-19). "NHU head Jackson makes mark with key exec changes". Broadcast magazine.
  3. ^ "BBC One explores African continent in major new commission for Bristol's Natural History Unit". BBC Press Office. 2010-04-29.