MEDIA & PUBLIC: FILMOGRAPHY

Blue-Chip Natural History

Below is an incomplete list of documentaries that Mark worked on, largely through the 1980s and 1990s. This consisted of providing reptiles (primarily venomous snakes) for studio shoots in the UK [indicated in blue], filming adders in the wild in the UK [indicated in orange] or working on shoots on location [indicated in green]. The list is incomplete because Mark worked on a great many productions during the late 1980s and early to mid 1990s and some of these have been lost in the mists of time, such as when he took 12 cobras of nine different species to Bristol for one shoot, or a similar number of rattlesnakes on another occasion. When these production details are uncovered they will be added.

Series Episode Production Company
& Broadcaster
Location
The Natural World The Serpent's Embrace 1986 NHU/BBC UK
The Natural World New Guinea: An Island Apart (Pts: 1-2) 1990 NHU/BBC Papua New Guinea
  Nightmares of Nature (1995) Zebra Films/BBC UK
  The Ultimate Guide to Snakes (1995-1996) Partridge Films /Discovery Channel UK
  Hallow'een Discovery Channel UK
  Cobra: King of Snakes (1996) Partridge Films /Discovery Channel Sri Lanka
Paleoworld The Evolution of Snakes Wall to Wall / Discovery Channel UK
Incredible Journeys A Rattlesnake's Tale (1997) NHU/BBC UK
Land of the Tiger The Tiger's Domain (1997) NHU/BBC UK
Animal 24/7 adder item (2006) True North/BBC UK
Saving Planet Earth adder item (2007) True North/BBC UK
Springwatch adder item (2007) BBC Midlands Today UK
       

Presenter-led Natural History

Mark appeared in from of camera as the Presenter of O'Shea's Big Adventure but he was also 'front of camera' in two previous films Giant Snake and Black Mamba. Even further back he was filmed catching boa constrictors and spectacled caiman for a short documentary about the Royal Geographical Society Maracá Rainforest Project, in Brazil, and he also presented a commerical video about keeping snakes. Much more recently Mark filmed two episodes for Series Two of Safari Park, in the UK and Namibia.

A list of all crew and production team involved in the making of OBA is available here.

Series Episode Production Company
& Broadcaster
Location
Odyssey Channel 4 1x 15mins
  Maracá Rainforest Project (31/12/87)   Brazil
       
  An Introduction to Buying and Keeping Snakes (1995) Scimitar Film Productions UK
       
Into the Unknown Series 1 YTV / Discovery Channel 1x 30mins
  Giant Snake (1996)   Venezuela
       
To the Ends of the Earth Series 2 YTV / Channel 4 1x 50mins
  Black Mamba (1997)   S.Africa
       
O'Shea's Big Adventure
Series 1: The Americas
YAP Films / Animal Planet & Channel 4 13x 30mins
1
Ox Killer (1999)  

Brazil

2
Lost Worlds (1999)   Brazil
3
Into Patagonia (1999)   Argentina
4
Back from the Brink (1999)   USA
5
Swamp Dinosaur (1999)   USA
6
Nemesis (1999)   USA
7
Monsters of the Madre (1999)   Mexico
8
Silent Rattler (1999)   Mexico
9
Jewel of the Jungle (1999)   Costa Rica
10
Exotic Island (1999)   Trinidad
uncompleted film (1999)   Cuba
11
Amazon Anaconda (1999)   Brazil
12
Back to the Jungle (1999)   Guyana
13
River Giant (1999)   Guyana
       
O'Shea's Big Adventure
Series 2: Australasia & the Pacific
YAP Films / Animal Planet & Channel 4 13x 30mins
1
On the Edge (2000)   Australia
2
The Pilbara Cobra (2000)   Australia
3
After the Flood (2000)   Australia
4
Green Blood (2000)   PNG
5
Tree Crocodile (2000)   PNG
6
Magic Man (2000)   PNG
7
Devil in the Trees (2000)   New Caledonia
8
Snake Invasion (2000)   Guam & Saipan
9
Sea Serpents (2000)   Australia
10
Feast of the Snakes (2001)   Australia
11
Flying Dragon (2001)   Philippines
12
Flesh Eaters (2001)   Indonesia
13
Return of the Reptiles (2001)   Indonesia
       
O'Shea's Big Adventure
Series 3: South & Southeast Asia
YAP Films / Animal Planet & Channel 4 4x 50mins
1
The Cobra's Revenge (2002)   India
2
In the Python's Grip (2002)   India
3
Siamese Crocodile (2002)   Thailand
4
Venom (2002)   Sri Lanka
       
O'Shea's Big Adventure
Series 4: Africa & S.America
YAP Films / Animal Planet 4x 50mins HD
1
Crocodile Canyon (2003)   Mauritania & Senegal
2
Spitting Cobra (2003)   S.Africa
3
Water Cobra (2003)   Zambia & Tanzania
4
Amazon Snake Mystery (2003)   Peru
       
Safari Park
Series 2:
Kingfisher Films / ITV Central & Animal Planet 2x 30mins
7
West Midland Safari Park (2007)   UK
8
Ongava Game Reserve (2007)   Namibia
       
Inside Out BBC East Midlands 1x 15mins
  Dangerous Pets (2009)   UK & Holland