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Mr Alan Titchmarsh (SPK02024)

Residency:
United Kingdom
Background:
Celebrity
 
Entertainment
 
Television
Language:
English
Account Type:
Standard

Alan Titchmarsh has featured on radio and television as a gardening expert and as an interviewer and presenter, fronting such programmes as Points of View, Pebble Mill, Songs of Praise and Gardener's World.



He has twice been named 'Gardening Writer of the Year' and writes regularly in BBC Gardeners World Magazine, as well as being gardening correspondent of the Daily Mail and the Radio Times. He won a gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show in 1995 for a garden designed for Woman's Own.

Alan has written more than thirty gardening books including 'How to be a Supergardener' and 'Alan Titchmarsh's Favourite Gardens'.

Since 1996 Alan has been the main presenter of BBC 2's Gardener's World, both this and his latest programme, the hugely popular Ground Force, have been number one in the BBC 2 ratings. He presented the 100 th edition of The Word for Channel 4, and on radio he is a frequent presenter of the Radio 2 Arts Programme.

Alan is a Freeman of the City of London and in 1997 was named 'Yorkshire Man of the Year'. Also in 1997 the Garden Writers' Guild voted him 'Television Broadcaster of the Year' and he was voted 'TV Personality of the Year' along with the whole Ground Force Team for 1999 . He has written two novels, his first, 'Mr MacGregor', the story of the life and loves of a TV gardener, was published September 1998, and 'The Last Lighthouse Keeper', was published September 1999.

Other recent work included hosting a special edition of the Antiques Roadshow, entitled the 20th Century Roadshow, which focused on modern collectibles, performing in the Children's Party At The Palace for the Queen's 80th birthday, and being guest host of The Paul O'Grady Show while O'Grady was off for medical reasons. As of January 2006, Titchmarsh has a permanent slot on BBC Radio 2 from 6:30pm until 8:30pm (now 7:00pm until 8:30pm) on Sunday evenings named 'Melodies for you' consisting of light classical and popular music, following the traditional style of Sunday-night broadcasting on Radio 2.

From June 2007, he can also be seen hosting The Great British Village Show, in which gardeners and cooks from all over Britain competed to be Britain's best at growing pumpkins, runner beans and tomatoes, and at knitting, baking cakes and making jam.

Titchmarsh began his chat show for ITV, The Alan Titchmarsh Show in September 2007.

An extremely professional and capable presenter, Alan is in high demand to both link and present for corporate events.

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