Michael trained as a doctor at the Royal Free Hospital in London and after qualifying joined the BBC as a trainee assistant producer. Over the last 25 years he has made numerous science and history documentaries for the BBC, first behind the camera, more recently as a presenter. He was executive producer of QED, Trust Me I’m a Doctor and Superhuman. He worked with John Cleese, Jeremy Clarkson, Professor Robert Winston, Sir David Attenborough and Professor Alice Roberts. He devised and executive-produced the three most popular science or history programmes of the last decade: Pompeii- the last day, Supervolcano and Krakatoa.
As a presenter he has made a dozen series for the BBC, including Medical Mavericks, Blood and Guts, Inside Michael Mosley, Science Story, The Young Ones, Inside the Human Body and the Truth about Exercise.He is currently making three new series, as well as being a regular science presenter for the BBC’s One Show. He has won numerous awards, including being named Medical Journalist of the Year by the British Medical Association.