Biography

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.

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 2103

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 (other bookings for 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.

Talk 4) HUMAN PLANET – SCREENINGS.

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 

Talk 5)  WILD ANIMALS – WILD LIFE !

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!

Talk 6) CELEBRITIES GONE WILD!   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 heart warming and funny stories about her personal experiences ,taking us up-to-date producing TV action hero Bear Grylls.

Dale was superb; we will book her whenever we can. A highly recommended speaker. Anna Goodard Entertainment Planning Manager – P&O Cruises – July 2011

Dale has now given many different lectures for the BBC Academy. All equally inspiring. In feedback 100% of delegates find Dale’s speeches riveting and informative. She always manages to find the right level of delivery for very different audiences. Donna Taberer, Head of College of Production, BBC Academy – July 2011

Dale is a gifted communicator, capturing the amazing diversity of the world’s environments with stories and insights of how humans have learned to live in every habitat, adapting to the most inhospitable landscape. She inspired our audiences with personal stories of journalism, cinematography and documentary production. Christine James – Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

Dale Templar is a most compelling public speaker, not only in the subject matter that she covers – accessible to broadcasters and audiences alike – but in the way she grips an audience, the essence of adventure spilling out of every story she shares. Dale is guaranteed gold-dust for any audience – an extraordinary human beings.  Sally Harrison, Associate Director: Undergraduate School; Glyndŵr University

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