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EXPERTISE
Adventure & Exploration
Anthropology & Cultural Studies
Extraordinary Lives & Famous People
Film & TV
Travel & Destinations
Wildlife & Nature
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BIOGRAPHY
Dale is a highly experienced senior producer who has worked in a wide range of factual genres. She has executive or series-produced numerous international co-productions for UK, US and international broadcasters. As SP she produced the double BAFTA and Emmy award-winning, landmark series “Human Planet” (BBC1/Discovery/BBC Worldwide). In 2011 she won the Royal Geographical Society Cherry Kearton Medal for Natural History Cinematography.

Dale is much in demand as an after-dinner, corporate and motivational speaker where she is able to draw on an extraordinary career spent in Earth’s wild places to talk about human endeavor and endurance and the planet’s inspirational wonders. Her travel writing sees her making regular contributions to The Daily Telegraph newspaper and National Geographic Traveller as well as many other publications. She is co-author of the Human Planet book.

Journalism-trained, Dale spent 22 years working for BBC TV across a range of departments including: science, natural history, documentaries, popular factual, and current affairs. Dale has worked in formats, structured docs, obs docs, magazines, drama recon and live events working with a range of budgets. She’s worked with many on-screen presenters including new talent. Dale is used to managing complex multi-camera productions with large teams and has been responsible for creating many new series from specialist factual blue-chip documentaries to popular factual and factual entertainment shows. She has filmed in more than 60 countries and in all environments including jungles, deserts, Arctic/Antarctica, mountains, oceans and hostile environments.

PRESENTATIONS
TALK 1 - HUMAN PLANET - PRODUCTION SECRETS
BBC - ‘Human Planet” - The Production Secrets with television producer,DALE TEMPLAR

This fascinating and entertaining lecture Dale’s reveals the secrets of how her production team captured the remarkable and stunning images in this landmark series made at the world famous BBC Natural History Unit. (Planet Earth/ Frozen Planet) The Human Planet has won a raft of awards including 2 BAFTA’s and an Emmy. Using HD camera technology and equipment normally reserved for movie sets, the “Human Planet” team took their filming kit to 75 of the most inhospitable yet glorious places on earth. In this insightful talk, Dale tells you many amusing behind the scenes anecdotes and shows clips from the series following the camera crews on their adventures.
Find out about remarkable cameras slow-mo cameras. Discover the cable dolly that allows the viewer to magically float through mid-air, see how special helicopter cameras and even hot air balloons are used to collect stunning aerial footage. A must for anyone with an interest in film and photography and travel.
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TALK 2 - HUMAN PLANET - DANGEROUS PLACES - DANGEROUS ANIMALS
BBC - ‘Human Planet” - Dangerous Places - Dangerous Animals with television producer,DALE TEMPLAR

This talk focuses on the many dangerous locations and the dangerous animals the BBC Human Planet team encountered during the filming of this astonishing landmark series. Over the course of three years the BAFTA/Emmy award winning team travelled to 75 locations around the globe, each with its own individual logistical problems and dangers. As the series producer, Dale drew heavily on her 22 years experience at the BBC, working in some of the world’s most remote and hostile environments.
Each episode focused on a different location and Dale reveals the many challenges faced by teams working in the Arctic, jungles, mountains, rivers, deserts, and oceans.
This entertaining and insightful lecture includes video clips from the series and is a must for anyone who loves travel, wildlife and wild locations!
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TALK 3 - HUMAN PLANET- THE PEOPLE
CUNARD INSIGHTS SPECIAL PRESENTATION
BBC - ‘Human Planet” - The People with television producer, DALE TEMPLAR

While making this BAFTA/Emmy winning landmark series the “Human Planet” team from the world famous BBC Natural History Unit met some of the most remarkable people on Earth. In this the last of her enlightening and entertaining lectures, Dale plays more clips from the series and tells you some of the incredible and heart-warming “behind the scenes” stories not seen in the series.
Dale reveals the inside story of how the team filmed the first ever footage of an “uncontacted Amazonian tribe” without actually making contact with them. For thousands of years the Dorobo people of Kenya have been stealing meat from out of the mouths of lions, find out how they do it. Meet the Masai children of Kenya who actually talk to birds and the fishermen from Brazil who have help from wild dolphins when they cast their nets to catch mullet.
This talk is a real eye opener for anyone who loves travelling and is fascinated by people and cultures from around the world.
*****Please note if there is not enough space cut the bit in italics only but keep the last line .
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TALK 4 - WILD ANIMALS – WILD LIFE !
Wild Animals - Wild Life with television producer,DALE TEMPLAR

Dale has been working with wildlife in extreme locations around the world for nearly 30 years and was based at the world famous BBC Natural History Unit based in Bristol. In this entertaining and informative presentation tells personal stories about her close encounters filming with wild animals in wild places!
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TALK 5 - CELEBRITIES GONE WILD!
Presented by TV Producer Dale Templar

In the last of her presentations, Dale brings us a light hearted and affectionate talk, taking us through her exciting life, as a TV producer working with some of Britain’s best loved famous faces. She includes many heart warming and funny stories about her personal experiences ,taking us up-to-date producing TV action hero Bear Grylls.
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Human Planet Screenings with introductions.
CRUISE HISTORY / EXPERIENCE
Dale has been working as an enrichment lecturer and professional speaker since 2011 with 100's of lecturers/talks under her belt. She currently works very regularly for P&O (special guest speaker) , Cunard (celebrity speaker), and Viking Sea Cruises which has kept her extremely busy as she also runs a TV production company.
RECENT PAST CRUISES COMPLETED
The following recent Cruise History has been recorded for this candidate.
SHIP REF CRUISE DESCRIPTION NIGHTS SAILING FROM DEPARTURE DATE
Viking Sea SE190912 In the Wake of the Vikings 14 Bergen Thursday, September 12, 2019
Viking Sea SE190329 West Indies to Spain 13 San Juan Friday, March 29, 2019