David Parker grew up in Crewe. He is an award-winning television programme maker whose credits include, Mud, Sweat and Tractors, Shooting the War, The Golden Age of Steam and the Golden Age of Canals for the BBC and Flying Scotsman with Robson Green for ITV.

He was the producer of Johnny Kingdom’s programmes about Exmoor for the BBC and is author of Johnny Kingdom’s Wild Exmoor (Halsgrove 2016).