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DALLAS IS ONE OF THE MOST VERSATILE AND WELL TRAVELLED FACTUAL PRESENTERS WORKING IN THE INDUSTRY. HE HAS FILMED IN SOME OF THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY AND CHALLENGING LOCATIONS ALL OVER THE WORLD: SEWER DIVING IN MEXICO CITY, ABSEILING OFF THE WORLD’S TALLEST BUILDING IN DUBAI AND FILMING TIM PEAKE’S ROCKET LAUNCH TO THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION, TO NAME BUT A FEW…
Dallas hosts Science of Stupid (National Geographic) revealing the science behind seriously stupid stunts. Recently he presented Positive Energy (National Geographic) where he travelled the globe, with co-presenter Kari Byron, meeting the innovators that are creating new ways to power our world into the future. His debut book Ad Astra: An Illustrated Guide to Leaving the Planet was published by Simon & Schuster in 2017.
Having started his presenting career on The Gadget Show (Channel 5) and Bang Goes The Theory (BBC 1), Dallas has since presented some of the most ambitious landmark series across the BBC and beyond: Britain Beneath Your Feet, Tutankhamun: The Truth Uncovered, The Treasure Hunters and Supersized Earth (BBC 1), City In The Sky and Airport Live (BBC 2) Voyager: Beyond the Final Frontier, The Drake Equation: The Search for Life and The Sky at Night (BBC 4) and Time Scanners (Nat Geo). On BBC 4 he is also a regular presenter of the Horizon Guide series.
Dallas has also presented Television’s First Night – recreating the first TV broadcast for the 80th anniversary of BBC television and Stargazing Live (BBC 2) which broadcast Astronaut Tim Peake’s historic launch to the International Space Station live from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazahkstan (BAFTA nomination). Dallas has previously won Celebrity Mastermind, his specialist subject being the films of Werner Herzog.
Dallas is an Honorary Fellow of the British Science Association in recognition for his work in engaging more people with science and technology. He is a judge on their annual Young Scientist & Engineer of the Year awards. In 2017 he was awarded The Space Achievement Media Award at Sir Arthur Clarke Centenary Award for his enthusiasm, love of Space and his relaxed, but informative presentation style and his continued support for education and outreach and earlier this year he was awarded an Honorary Master of Arts from University of Northampton.
When not risking life and limb investigating life, the universe and everything, Dallas enjoys cooking, is an accomplished amateur magician and was a ski instructor in the Cairngorms. He has two children.
Supersized Earth, Horizon Guide.
Bang Goes The Theory, Horizon Guides, Stargazing Live, Honorary fellow of the British Science Association, Sir Arthur Clarke award winner, author.