Jules Hudson is perhaps best known as the leading face on the BBC’s hit rural property series, Escape to the Country, which he joined in 2007. His passion for the countryside has also been taken up by the BBC’s flagship rural affairs show Countryfile. A key player in the series, Jules’s enthusiastic, adaptable and hands on approach allows him to cover a wide range of subjects from science and history to wildlife and current affairs. Jules’s interest in historic buildings and design underpins the BBC’s new renovation series, Britain’s Empty Homes which will broadcast its second series in spring 2011, whilst his passion for the past has come to the fore in a new and exciting three part military archaeology series commemorating the 70th anniversary of 1940. Dig 1940 for BBC 1 was trasmitted in December 2010 and was a ratings winner.
Jules began his professional life as a field Archaeologist, and has travelled and worked in some of the most demanding countries across the world, including India, Nepal, South and North America, Europe and the Middle East. His TV career began in 1996 when he started working in TV production; over the years that followed he worked on a wide range of programming from C4’s Time Team, to BBC 2’s Horizon and numerous military history series for the BBC alongside Prof. Richard Holmes. Jules developed and presented the living history series Revival for ITV which gained him an RTS nomination in 2005. The Peoples Museum, an ambitious commission for BBC Daytime gave him his first network break for the BBC in 2006.
Jules’s experience, expertise across history, rural affairs and property, combined with his own warm and engaging style have established him as an extremely versatile and popular presenter appealing to audiences both young and old, in the UK and abroad.
Jules lives in heart of the Cambrian Mountains in Mid-Wales, his own ‘Escape to the Country’, in a house which he renovated 15 years ago. He loves to travel, to garden and to rescue old furniture.
In addition to his work on TV, he is also increasingly sought after for corporate and other events.