Hi, I’m Tony McMahon – former BBC news producer, award short-listed author, print journalist, historian and both an on-screen TV contributor and a documentaries producer.

I regularly pop up on history and science documentaries broadcast on Discovery, History, Smithsonian, UKTV and other channels like ITV and Travel. Over the last five years, I’ve covered a vast number of topics from the Knights Templar to the real James Bond and filmed on location seeking the Holy Grail and the Ark of the Covenant.

My showreel is a great overview of my work in the studio and with camera crews around the world.

I’m managed by the Past Preservers agency and you can book me to bring life to your TV programmes by asking for me at: casting@pastpreservers.com

Below are images of me accompanying former Saturday Night Live and The Daily Show presenter Rob Riggle on his comical historical quest across Scotland and dressing up as Henry VIII for ITV’s primetime show The Big Audition.

On social media, I regularly update my fanbase on latest developments. That includes a YouTube channel where I keep history fans engaged with a suite of vlogs including Templar Knight TV.