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Dale Templar

Dale Templar

Speaker - Adventurer - Broadcaster

Dale is an extremely accomplished and entertaining public speaker, host and panel chair having completed hundreds of talks and engagements all around the world.

Prior to setting up and running her own TV Production company One Tribe TV, Dale spent 22 years working for BBC Television as a producer/director and series producer in factual programmes. She has specialised in filming abroad in extreme and often dangerous locations with both humans and wildlife. Her adventures have now taken her to over 60 countries and to all continents including Antarctica and she even went to the North Pole in 2016.

Dale series produced “Human Planet”, the first ever landmark series from the BBC’s Natural History Unit based in Bristol, to focus on human beings. This 8 part series was transmitted on BBC1 in Spring 2011, winning huge critical acclaim. “Human Planet” won numerous awards including 8 BAFTA nominations, winning 2 for cinematography and editing. Dale is now a full BAFTA member It also won an Emmy in the USA and best natural history series at the Panda awards. In June, 2011, Dale was presented with the Cherry Kearton Medal and Award from the Royal Geographical Society for Natural History Photography and Cinematography. She has done lecture tours for both the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Scottish Geographical Society .

Dale is also the co-author of the BBC “Human Planet” book and an accomplished travel writer, writing features for National Geographic Traveller and the Daily Telegraph as well as a range of other publications.

Dale is managing director of “One Tribe TV”, a TV production company based in Bath and Cardiff which makes a range of factual documentary output . At the BBC she worked in news and current affairs, science, documentaries, and the Natural History Unit in Bristol. She has produced and directed many famous TV presenters including Bear Grylls, Jeremy Clarkson and Chris Tarrant, Chris Packham and Kate Humble. Apart from her passion to film in the great outdoors, Dale is a keen runner, cyclist, kayaker, hiker, scuba diver and skier.

Since leaving the BBC, Dale has been in considerable demand as a public speaker, lecturer, host and judge, originally trained as an actress she adds a real sense of performance to all her public appearances. Her energy, enthusiasm and humour are combined with vast experience, knowledge and passion for her subjects. All her talks, lectures and presentations are adapted to the specialist needs of the audience, they have ranged from after-dinner talks for companies, motivational talks, conference speeches, university lectures, international cruise ships and music festivals. She will always adapt her public speaking to match the audience requirements. Since 2011 she has been working as a special guest/celebrity speaker for both P&O and Cunard on cruise ships around the world and last year starting working with Viking Sea Cruises.

She has also been interviewed many times for TV and Radio in the UK, Australia and America.

Speaking Credits:

  • RGS (Royal Geographic Society) – City Lecture – Jan 2011

  • RGS – Monday night Lecture – Kensington Gore – Feb 2011 – 950 capacity audience

  • RGS – UK tours – Brecon, Keswick, Stanford, Taunton, Southampton, Darlington all theatre venues (current season Jan to June 2011)

  • RGS – Travel Photographer of the Year Events Speaker – Oct 2011

  • Glasgow Literary Festival – March 2011

  • School Talks – Various

  • Stanford Book lecture – Bristol

  • Kings Lynn Arts Festival – March 2011

  • BBC Academy – Guest speaker – Young Directors Course – 2001 to date

  • BBC Academy – Master Class in conversation – West London – February 2011

  • Nu Metro Film Distribution – South Africa – DVD Promotion and talks – TV/Radio/Print – February 2011

  • Human Planet Proms (Royal Albert Hall) Pre-concert lecture (July 2011)

  • Bristol Festival of Nature Lectures – 2009 + 2010

  • BBC Factual – Playback Talk – March 2011

  • BBC Vision Day – in conversation – October 2010

  • Bristol Festival of Ideas – BAFTA sponsored lecture – May 2011

  • P&O Cruises – Carnival – June 2011 to date

  • Cunard – Carnival Cruises – Oct 2011 to date

  • Taunton Literary Festival – Speaker -September 2011

  • Kendal Mountain Film Festival – Speaker and Media panel expert – Nov 2011

  • Cambridge University – guest lecturer – Geography department – Spring 2012

  • Durham University – speaker and lecturer – Spring 2012 and 2014

  • Glyndwr University – Guest lecturer June 2011

  • Sheffield Documentary Film Festival – In Conversation with Dale Templar – BBC Academy – May 2011

  • Cambridge University 2012

  • RGS – presenter/ host – The Long Hope screening London – 2012

  • Secret Garden Party – summer 2012

  • Wilderness Festival – summer 2012

  • Banff Mountain Film Festival – judge and lecturer– Oct 2012

  • Kendall Mountain Film festival – judge and lecturer– Nov 2012

  • Azamara Cruises – Enrichment lecturer – October 2012

  • Wilderness Lecture – Jan 2013 – Bristol University

  • Bath University – Feb 2013

  • Jersey Ladies Luncheon Club – Guest speaker 2013

  • Channel Four Training – Glasgow – Feb 2013

  • Silverseas – Enrichment Lecturer – from Jan 2014

  • Cheltenham Ladies College – guest speaker

  • Sevenoaks School Kent – annual guest speaker since 2012

  • Explorers Base Camp Festival Sept 2014

  • American College of Trial Lawyers – Guest Speaker – September 2014

  • Hymers School , Hull 2013 and 2015

  • Harrow School – February 2015

  • Colfe’s School , London – Feb 2015

  • Travel media Awards – Judge – Sept 2015

  • P&O Britannia – Caribbean Tour – Jan 2016

  • Royal Scottish Geographical Society – Scotland vars lecture tour Feb 2016

  • Destinations Show,Olympia – Adventure Travel panelist – National Geographic Travel Geeks –Feb 2016

  • Cunard – Australia to Hong Kong – Specialist Guest Speaker – March 2016

  • P&O Britannia (Ant and Dec) Cruise – Special Guest Speaker – April 2016

  • Aboyne and Deeside Festival – Scotland – Special Guest Speaker

  • Wilderness Festival – speaker – August 2016

  • World Explorers Summit – Cardiff – speaker , interviewer , chair – Sept 2016

  • Britannia – Special Guest Speaker – September 2016 January 2016

  • China TV – Beijing , China – lecturer on underwater photograph – May 2016

  • McKinsey Associates – Key Note speaker – Portugal – June 2016

  • Gold Panda Documentary Festival , Chendu , China – key note speaker – Sept 2016.

  • Hymers School , Hull , student presentation with evening presentation for parents – March 2017.

  • Viking Cruises – Guest Speaker – June 2017

  • Merial Animal Health – special guest speaker – vet conference – Southport – Oct 2017

  • Summer in the Forest – Chair/ Presenter for Q@A with producer and director – film premier Bath

  • Cunard Queen Mary 2 – Celebrity Guest Speaker – February/March 2018

  • Viking Cruises – Guest Speaker – October 2018 - 2019

Talk 1) Television Producer – Dale Templar presents “Human Planet” – The Production Secrets

In this fascinating and entertaining presentation Dale reveals the secrets of how her production team captured the stunning images in this multi-BAFTA winning BBC TV series. Made at the world famous Natural History Unit, she tells amusing behind the scenes anecdotes and shows clips from the series, highlighting the trials and tribulations faced her crews while filming. Great for anyone with an interest in photography , film-making , the media as well as natural history and anthropology .

Talk 2) Television Producer – Dale Templar presents BBC “Human Planet” – Dangerous Places – Dangerous Animals

This talk is both entertaining ,insightful and informative , focusing on the dangerous locations and the dangerous animals the BBC Human Planet team encountered during the filming of this multi-BAFTA winning landmark series. Made at the Natural History Unit in Bristol, Dale includes clips from the series filmed in 76 locations all around the world, A must for anyone who loves travel, wildlife, geography and wild locations!

Talk 3) Television Producer – Dale Templar presents BBC – ‘Human Planet” – The People

While making this BBC multi-BAFTA winning landmark series the “Human Planet” team filmed with some of the most remarkable people on Earth. Dale has both a 45 min and 1 hour version of this excellent presentation. Entertaining , insightful and informative, Dale shows clips from the series and tells you some incredible behind the scenes stories from the filming of the series. A real eye opener for anyone fascinated by people ,cultures and places from around the world.


A screening presented by Series Producer – Dale Templar Ideal for groups with specialised interests . Your chance to watch a screening of the BBC Human Planet series presented by Dale Templar – the series producer . Dale will open the session , close the session and take questions as needed . Dale Templar series produced this double BAFTA and Emmy award winning series at the BBC’s Natural History Unit . Sit back and enjoy. Please note this is a 1.15 min to 2 hour event. Episodes : Arctic , Jungles, Oceans, Grasslands, River , Cities , Mountains , Deserts.


Presented by Wildlife TV Producer Dale Templar Dale has been working with wildlife in extreme locations around the world for over 20 years and was based at the world famous BBC Natural History Unit based in Bristol. In this entertaining and informative presentation she moves away from “Human Planet” and tells stories about her close encounters filming with wild animals in wild places!


Presented by TV Producer Dale Templar Dale brings us a light hearted and affectionate talk, taking us through her exciting life, as a TV producer working with some of Britain’s best loved famous faces. She includes many heartwarming and funny stories about her personal experiences ,taking us up-to-date producing TV action hero Bear Grylls.

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