Bill McGuire

Science presenter for television, and non-fiction writer and journalist.
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Biography

Professor Bill McGuire is Professor of Geophysical Hazards at University College London and Director of the university's Benfield UCL Hazard Research Centre. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Institution and a member of the RI's Science Media Panel.

A volcanologist by inclination and training, he has worked on volcanoes all over the world and published over three hundred papers, books and articles on volcanoes and other natural hazards. His most recent academic texts are: Natural Hazards and Environmental Change and World Atlas of Natural Hazards.

Bill is a regular contributor to The Guardian, and has also written for the Sunday Times, the Mail on Sunday, Geographical, Prospect, Society Today, New Scientist, and BBC Focus magazine. He is a much called-upon TV and radio pundit whenever a natural catastrophe strikes.

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Radio

Presenter

Producer Ruth Linton
Starring
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    Production Company BBC
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     
    Producer Ruth Linton
    Starring
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    Production Company BBC
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     

    TV

    Presenter

    Producer Paul Bradshaw
    Director Milla Harrison-Hansley & Peter Oxley
    Starring
  • Matt Allwright
  • Sir David Attenborough
  • Professor Andrew Baird
  • Rod Bishop
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    BBC Television for BBC 1
     
    Producer Robert Strange
    Director Martin Gorst
    Starring
  • Robert L. Christiansen
  • Dr. Danel Dzurisin
  • David Lea
  • Dr. Jake Lowenstern
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    Popular documentary series exploring world science and technology.
    Pioneer Productions for National Geographic Channel
     
    How the Earth Was Made, series 1
    Emmy Award 2008: Outstanding Achievement
    13 x 90'
    Producer Emma Dobinson
    Director Peter Chinn
    Starring
  • Edi Bakker
  • Michael Bernardin
  • Pavel Douglas
  • Kezia Everett
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    Documentary series. Bill McGuire helps to investigate the geological forces that combined to form our planet.
    Pioneer Productions for History Channel
     
    The Wave That Shook the World
    AAAS Science Journalism Award
    15 x 60'
    Producer Martin Williams
    Director Lara Acaster & Alex Williamson
    Starring
  • Simon Boxall
  • Phil Cummins
  • Chris Goldfinger
  • Richard Gross
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    Well received documentary following experts as they reconstruct the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami to prepare for the next natural disaster.
    WGBH for PBS
     
    Producer Fiona Scott
    Director Fiona Scott
    Starring
  • Peter Baxter
  • John Grattan
  • Hank Heasler
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    Documentary. Experts investigate the drama surrounding Supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park.
    BBC Television for BBC 2
     
    Producer Bettina Lerner
    Director Mark Hedgecoe
    Starring
  • Professor Stanley Ambrose
  • Professor Bill Bonnichsen
  • Professor Robert Christiansen
  • Professor Henry Harpending
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    Documentary series. A platform for experts to explore and communicate their observations and discoveries in science and technology.
    BBC Television for BBC 2
     

    Executive Producer

    Producer William Hiklin, David Hunt & Rachel Scarrott
    Starring
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    Well received documentary investigating the geological reasons for the Haitian earthquake in 2010.
    Pioneer Productions for Channel 4
     

    Other

    Writer

     
    Daily national newspaper.