Miranda Krestovnikoff

Miranda Krestovnikoff (born 29 January 1973)[1] is a British radio and television presenter specialising in natural history and archaeological programmes. She is an accomplished musician, and also a qualified scuba diver which has led to co-presenting opportunities in programmes with an underwater context.

Miranda Krestovnikoff
Miranda Krestovnikoff
Miranda Harper-Jones

29 January 1973 (age 46)
Alma materUniversity of Bristol
OccupationTelevision presenter, natural historian, archaeologist
TelevisionThe One Show


Krestovnikoff went to the Abbey School, Reading, Berkshire, before taking up a place at the University of Bristol to study zoology.[2] Whilst at Bristol, she became interested in filmmaking of wildlife and the environment and gained work experience at the BBC's renowned Natural History Unit.

Natural history presenter

After graduating, Krestovnikoff worked her way up with the BBC and various Bristol-based wildlife production companies to a position of researcher. Her first presenting role was in the Fox Television programme World Gone Wild in 1999.

Since 2000, she has presented a number of programmes in the field of diving. Water Warriors was a Carlton children's production exploring the marine environment. Krestovnikoff then worked as a pet expert in the children's television show SMILE, and on the 2003–04 Channel 4 series Wreck Detectives. Continuing the history/archaeology theme, Krestovnikoff presented the BBC2 series Hidden Treasure. A major project in the summer of 2004 was the UKTV History/Anglia Television production Time Trail, which focused on local history in the East Anglian region.

Krestovnikoff was one of five presenters for the BBC2 series Coast, first broadcast in 2005, which brought her to greater public attention. The coast of Britain and its natural and human history were explored in detail, with Krestovnikoff presenting a natural history segment in each episode. During summer 2005, Krestovnikoff filmed for a BBC2 and Open University production, entitled History Mysteries.[3] She is a regular reporter for The One Show.

Krestovnikoff is also a passionate marine conservationist and presents for The Underwater Channel on the work of marine and wildlife charities, with other presenters such as Monty Halls.

Apart from her television work, Krestovnikoff has presented the breakfast programme on BBC Radio 3,[4] writes articles for Diver magazine[5] and engages in public speaking. She sometimes presents the Radio Four programme Tweet of the Day, such as on 11 June 2013, when she presented the programme about the Manx shearwater.

In addition, Krestovnikoff is also a talented musician, playing the flute in the New Bristol Sinfonia[6] orchestra. In 1994, she formed her own a cappella choir, PARTSONG, which she directed for eight years.

Charity work

Krestovnikoff is a keen supporter of conservation charities and lists several on her personal website, including the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust and Ape Action Africa.[7][8] In October 2013 she was elected President of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, taking over from Kate Humble.[9]

Personal life

She married Nicholas Krestovnikoff in 1998[1] and lives near Bristol with her son and daughter[1] and ten chickens.[7] She enjoys diving holidays, sailing, wild swimming, horse riding, camping, cycling and gardening.


  1. ^ a b c Who's Who
  2. ^ Hunt-Grubbe, Charlotte (14 September 2008). "The new women wildlife presenters". The Times. Retrieved 17 September 2010.
  3. ^ History Mysteries, Open University, UK.
  4. ^ BBC Radio 3 schedule
  5. ^ Diver Magazine – Blue hole bonanza
  6. ^ New Bristol Sinfonia.
  7. ^ a b Miranda Krestovnikoff official website.
  8. ^ Ape Action Africa gorilla and chimp conservation
  9. ^ "Miranda Krestovnikoff becomes RSPB President". RSPB. 12 October 2013. Retrieved 15 October 2013.

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1973 in British television

This is a list of British television related events from 1973.

1973 in television

The year 1973 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events in that year.

1973 in the United Kingdom

Events from the year 1973 in the United Kingdom.

Ape Action Africa

Ape Action Africa is a non-profit NGO founded in 1996 dedicated to the conservation of endangered gorillas and chimpanzees, threatened by the bushmeat trade in Central and West Africa. Ape Action Africa manages the rescue and rehabilitation of Great apes across much of Cameroon, with a large sanctuary in the Mefou forest. With more than 300 primates in its care, Ape Action Africa is now one of the largest conservation projects of its kind in Africa. Many of the animals arrive at the sanctuary as orphans, mainly due to the illegal bushmeat trade, which has grown in recent years as a result of deforestation of the Cameroonian jungle.

At the frontline of the organisation is Rachel Hogan, originally from Birmingham, who now lives full-time in the jungle.

Ape Action Africa is featured in the 2006 TV series Going Ape.On 22 November 2010, one of the founding directors of Ape Action Africa, Avi Sivan, died in a helicopter crash while travelling between the cities of Douala and Yaoundé in Cameroon.On 24 December 2010, the board of trustees of the charity announced Rachel Hogan as the new Director and Bibila Tafon (Babs) as the new Manager of the Mefou National Park.

On 24 April 2014, the Dublin premiere of the film Tarzan was in aid of Ape Action Africa, supported by the lead, Kellan Lutz, who is himself interested in conservation.

Barren Island (Andaman Islands)

Barren Island is an island located in the Andaman Sea, dominated by Barren Volcano, the only confirmed active volcano in South Asia, and the only active volcano along a chain of volcanoes from Sumatra to Myanmar. Along with the rest of the Andaman Islands, it is a part of the Indian Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and lies about 138 km (86 mi) northeast of the territory's capital, Port Blair.

Coast (TV series)

Coast is a BBC documentary series first broadcast on BBC Two television in 2005. A second series started on 26 October 2006, a third in early 2007 and a fourth in mid-2009. It covers various subjects relating to both the natural and social history of the British coastline and also more recently, that of Britain's near neighbours. A fifth series was aired in 2010, followed by a sixth in 2011. A seventh series aired in 2012 and followed a different format from previous series. Series eight started in 2013 while series nine aired in 2014 and series ten in 2015.

The series is a collaboration between the Open University and BBC Productions, Birmingham.

In December 2013, the first reversion of the series format, Coast Australia, was screened on the History Channel in Australia. Hosted by Neil Oliver, it was the second highest rating show in the history of the channel. It started airing on BBC Two from 14 May 2014; series 2 was aired in 2015. Coast New Zealand aired in 2016. A similar show, Arfordir Cymru (Wales Coast), is broadcast on the Welsh-language broadcaster S4C and hosted by Bedwyr Rees; three series have aired so far, each of six 23-minute-long episodes, travelling in Pembrokeshire (2014), Llŷn Peninsula (2015) and Cardigan Bay (2017).

Costing the Earth

Costing the Earth is a programme on BBC Radio 4 about the environment. According to the programme´s website, it looks at man's effect on the environment and how the environment reacts, questioning accepted truths, challenging those in charge and reporting on progress towards improving the world.

The programme reports on all matters relating to the environment. The most recent series has covered topics as diverse as the impact of having a baby on the environment and Germany's energy revolution. Notably the series worked with BBC2's Newsnight programme and the BBC World Channel's Our World to produce a special report on Africa's Energy Revolution.

A variety of topics gets discussed on the programme, some of which may be on little discussed issues - for example, the programme broadcast on 5 February 2013 discussed the use of robots in farming. The programme has also addressed more widely discussed topics, such as the Common Fisheries Policy, which the programme referred to on

Saint George's Day 2013. The programme was broadcast from Norwich on 30 April 2013, when it discussed the problem of amphibians

facing extinction, mentioning that four out of ten amphibians across the world are endangered species.

The programme is produced by the Radio 4 team based in Bristol.

It's Not What You Know

It's Not What You Know (sometimes styled as Chris Tarrant's It's Not What You Know) is a game show hosted by Chris Tarrant, which aired on the British digital TV channel Challenge from 28 April to 6 June 2008. The show was unusual as Challenge tends to air repeats of classic game shows that were originally commissioned by other broadcasters, very rarely producing original content.

This game show also claimed to be the first ever show where people could win money by not answering any of the questions on the show correctly.

Kate Humble

Katherine Humble (born 12 December 1968) is an English television presenter and narrator, mainly working for the BBC, specialising in wildlife and science programmes. Humble served as President of the RSPB from 2009 until 2013. She is an ambassador for the UK walking charity Living Streets.

Marine Conservation Society

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is the UK's leading marine environment, not-for-profit organisation. It works for the increased protection of the seas around the United Kingdom, via the creation of well managed marine protected areas. It works with fishermen and industry to find more sustainable ways of fishing and with retailers and consumers to buy and choose more sustainable seafood. It involves volunteers to carry out hundreds of beach cleans and surveys annually whilst also working with water companies and local communities to ensure UK bathing waters are of an excellent standard.MCS runs a number of high-profile campaigns including:

Beachwatch - the largest volunteer beach cleaning and litter survey in the UK. It includes the annual Great British Beach Clean which takes place every third weekend in September.

Don't Let Go - a campaign to stop the indiscriminate release of balloons and sky lanterns which end up on our beaches and in the sea and can lead to death of marine creatures.

Scrub it Out - with partners Fauna and Flora International it aims to get manufacturers and retailers to stop making and selling personal care products which contain microbeads.

Protecting UK seas - working to establish a network of marine protected areas around the UK and ensuring they are well managed once created.

Good Fish Guide - the guide (online, smartphone app and pocket paper version) includes the MCS Fish to Eat and Fish to Avoid lists and advice on choosing the most sustainable fish - it is widely used by the public and industry.

MCS is a membership organisation and relies on income from members, individual donations and corporate support.

MCS runs a successful volunteer outreach programme called Sea Champions These volunteers work on the ground to promote all MCS projects, programmes and campaigns.

Miranda (given name)

Miranda is a feminine given name of Latin origin, meaning "worthy of admiration". There are several variants. It is also common as a surname. There is a related adjective, seldom used but found in the Oxford English Dictionary, which is "Mirandous", a synonym to miraculous.


MyDaughter was a British website set up by the Girls' Schools Association (GSA) offering advice to parents of daughters on all aspects of raising and educating girls. Advice is provided by head teachers from the member schools of the Girls' Schools Association and other specialists in fields such as nutrition, psychology, health education and business.

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is a charitable organisation registered in England and Wales and in Scotland. It was founded in 1889. It works to promote conservation and protection of birds and the wider environment through public awareness campaigns, petitions and through the operation of nature reserves throughout the United Kingdom.The RSPB has over 1,300 employees, 18,000 volunteers and more than a million members (including 195,000 youth members), making it the largest wildlife conservation charity in Europe. The RSPB has many local groups and maintains 200 nature reserves.

The Abbey School, Reading

The Abbey School is an independent selective day school for girls, in Reading, Berkshire, England. The school has Church of England traditions, although it accepts girls of all faiths. The Abbey School offers education for girls aged 3 to 18. The school became an International Baccalaureate World School in 2008.

Founded in 1887, the school moved to its present site in 1905 under the leadership of headmistress Helen Musson.

Notable alumnæ include the novelist and social activist Brigid Brophy, the novelist Elizabeth Taylor

and the educationalist Baroness Brigstocke.Around one hundred years before the school was founded in 1887, the novelist Jane Austen briefly attended Reading Ladies' Boarding School within the Abbey Gateway, which is commemorated by, and incorporated into, the Abbey School's crest.

The Living World

The Living World is a long-running natural history radio programme, made by the BBC and broadcast on its Radio 4. The series was created at the BBC Natural History Unit by Dilys Breese and Derek Jones, initially as a 52-week series, in 1968. It chiefly covers topics related to the flora and fauna of the British Isles, with occasional forays further afield, such as a 1997 episode on the wildlife of the Rock of Gibraltar.For many years until 2009 the lead presenter was Lionel Kelleway. Current presenters are Trai Anfield and Chris Sperring. Other presenters include Miranda Krestovnikoff, Paul Evans Brett Westwood. and Joanna Pinnock As of August 2010 the producer is Andrew Dawes.

In July 1968, two possible theme tunes for the programme were composed and recorded by Delia Derbyshire, but these were rejected and a piece of jazz music used instead.

The One Show

The One Show is a British television magazine and chat show programme. Broadcast live on BBC One weeknights at 7:00 pm, it features topical stories and studio guests. It is currently co-hosted by Alex Jones alongside Matt Baker (Mondays to Thursdays) and a guest host on Fridays. Various reporters also assist with subject-specific presenting, both in the studio and on location, or through filmed segments. Originally produced in Birmingham and then in BBC's Media Village in White City, London, since 2014 the studio is in Broadcasting House, the BBC's headquarters in London.

Launched with a pilot series in 2006, leading to a full series from 2007, it has had various previous permanent and temporary hosts; the partnership of Jones and Baker began in 2011, with Chris Evans serving as the first Fridays only host from 2010 until 2015. Prior to the introduction of Evans, the longest presenting partnership was Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley from 2007 to 2010. Their easy and approachable on-screen chemistry is credited with boosting ratings after an unpromising start, establishing the show as a popular staple of British viewing.The programme is usually 30 minutes long, although it is occasionally extended to an hour. It runs all year round, apart from a two-week break at Christmas and a four-week summer holiday, with the summer slot filled with a highlights show, The One Show: Best of British, presented by Matt Allwright and Lucy Siegle.

Launching the full series represented a major financial commitment for the BBC and was seen by them as a first test of a wide-ranging restructuring of the BBC's production arm into a more flexible and creative organisation, with the show seen as potential platform for piloting other programme ideas.

The Waterways Trust

The Waterways Trust was an independent registered charity, established in 1999, that worked with partners to see the waterway network in England, Wales and Scotland supported, valued and enjoyed by a wide audience. The Trust was formerly registered in England and Wales and in Scotland, until July 2012 when the operations in England and Wales were merged with the newly established Canal & River Trust. The remaining operations in Scotland were renamed the Scottish Waterways Trust.

The Trust's principal funder was British Waterways. Its Patron was The Prince of Wales, and its Vice Presidents were Paul Atterbury, John Craven OBE, John Fletcher, Miranda Krestovnikoff, Sonia Rolt, David Suchet OBE and Timothy West CBE.

The Trust also cared for the nationally important inland waterways collection and the National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port, the Waterways Museum Gloucester and the Canal Museum at Stoke Bruerne.

The Trust also operated a Small Grants Scheme, and administered the annual Waterways Renaissance Awards jointly with the British Urban Regeneration Association (BURA).

Tweet of the Day

Tweet of the Day is a British radio programme broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on weekdays at 05.58am from Monday to Friday. In the current format, the Sunday episode, (08.58am), no longer features birdsong, instead the presenter explains their reasons for 'curating' the coming week's broadcasts, selected from all 3 series [1].

The format of an episode is a short programme of 90 seconds, the original series featuring the song or sounds of a British bird, visitor, or bird chorus and a few facts about each bird described by a BBC wildlife presenter.The first episode was broadcast on 6 May 2013 and featured the song of the male common cuckoo presented by David Attenborough. The series won the Broadcasting Press Guild's award for radio programme of the year in 2014. The series was scheduled across a year, by the end of which 266 different bird sounds had been featured. The original series was repeated before Series Two.

A follow-up series Tweet of the Day: World Birds, featured a mix of worldwide and British bird species.

A third series features very little birdsong, but instead features a guest describing the effect a particular species' calls has had on them personally. The current broadcasts are two week batches of repeats.

Wreck Detectives

Wreck Detectives is the title of two TV documentary series from UK Channel 4 aired in 2003 and 2004 presented by Jeremy Seal, Miranda Krestovnikoff and David Manley.

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