ARTHUR WILLIAMS

Arthur has established himself as one of the most exciting new broadcast talents working on TV, whose programmes have won universal praise.  Originally identified by Channel 4, Arthur received rave reviews for his presentation of Channel 4‘s London Paralympic Games 2012 as well as being named by Bafta as a ‘Break Through Brit’ and nominated for a Grierson award for ‘best documentary presenter’ for Channel 4’s The Plane That Saved Britain.

 

Arthur has presented and authored several leading documentaries on his expertise of military history, travel and aviation, as well Paralympic Sport. Some of Arthur’s most recent commissions in 2021 include Channel 4’s three part series, 48 Hours to Victory, presented alongside Dermott O’Leary in which they explore a pivotal 48 hours that led to the conclusion of three of the most famous historic moments in British history: Dunkirk, Somme, and Waterloo.

 

In 2020 Arthur had his first commission with C5 presenting alongside Michael Buerk on How Britain Won World War 2. To follow this, C5 commissioned a stand alone 6-part series for Arthur in 2021, Walking Wartime Britain.

Art discovered the people and places that changed the course of World War 2 by travelling the length and breadth of Britain.

Arthur made his first breakthrough as a factual presenter on Channel 4 using his knowledge and passion for military history as a reporter for the widely acclaimed two part series D-Day As It Happened.  Arthur followed this up with a 60 minute authored documentary, The Plane That Saved Britain. The film centred on Arthur’s love for the unheralded World War II aeroplane The De havilland Mosquito.

In 2016 Arthur presented a second series of Channel 4’s Flying To The Ends Of the Earth; the series saw Arthur fly into some of the world’s most remote and inaccessible locations, taking in Siberia, The South Pacific Islands and the Peruvian jungle. His series for Channel 4 in 2018, Flying Across Britain with Arthur Williams; was exploration of Britain from the air as Arthur took to the sky’s in his own 1940s Piper Cub aircraft exploring the UK’s oldest and most unique airfields. 

In July 2019 Arthur presented alongside Peter Snow and Andi Peters on Plane Spotting Live for BBC 4; revealing the hidden histories, engineering marvels and true pleasures of plane spotting!

 

Since the 2012 Paralympics, Arthur has gone on to present Channel 4’s Paralympic Games coverage from Rio and Tokyo. Arthur presented the Channel 4 coverage of the 2021 & 2019 Swimming Para Championships and the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games.

 

As a Royal Marine serving with both Lima Company 42 Commando and 6 Assault Squadron, Arthur was an active and extremely fit individual. He served in Sierra Leone aboard HMS Albion and was specially trained as a signaler in sophisticated military communications and data transfer. However a severe car crash in 2007 resulted in Arthur being paralysed from the waist down. Courageously, he has rebuilt his life and set his sights on an active career in the media. 

While searching for new challenges, Arthur went back to his childhood dream; he had always wanted to be a pilot and started to set his sights on gaining a pilot’s licence.. Before long Arthur had taken his first trial lesson and was hooked, he subsequently went on to gain his private pilot’s licence.

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