Michael Gunton

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 filmmaking. In November 2009 he became the Unit’s first Creative Director.

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 is currently co-directing (with Holmes) a feature film version of Life, and is the executive producer of a major new BBC One series on African wildlife, due for broadcast in 2013.