Martin is an experienced lecturer and public speaker, and is comfortable addressing audiences of any size and age.

`...the pupils thoroughly enjoyed your presentation and it was extremely well conceived and received. The talk had a great balance of fun and facts and you paced it very well indeed.'                                                                                                    Hallgrove School

"...insightful and very entertaining - the pupils were buzzing"            Canford School 

With half a million air miles under his belt, taking him to some of the harshest environments on earth, Martin's talks are based around his travels and experiences as a television producer, and include :

`Around the World, and Auntie Pays'/ `From One Extreme to Another' (about his time working at the BBC with presenters Ray Mears and Chris Ryan).

`Everest - Beyond the Limit' (travelling through Tibet to Everest base camp, filming one of the most controversial climbing seasons in recent years, and the moral dilemmas  that resulted).

`The Yeti Hunter' (Disney imagineer Joe Rohde's trips to the Himalayan foothills in search of yeti myths and legends for a new theme park ride in Florida).

`Perfect Predators' (how 400 million years of evolution have equipped sharks to dominate their world).

`Saving Planet Earth' (to the Fakland Islands and Brazil with Carol Thatcher, to examine the threat of extinction hanging over the albatross)

`The Real Heroes of Telemark' (how a team of dedicated saboteurs scuppered Hitler's nuclear ambitions - to Norway with Ray Mears to reveal the true and inspiring survival story behind the movie).

For further information, or to make a booking, contact Martin on mpailthorpe@btinternet.com or 07860 376402

or Alison Nicholson, at Spellbound talks (http://www.spellboundtalks.co.uk) on

info@spellboundtalks.co.uk  or 0208 582 2866/07963 554651