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Chris has been named in Broadcast’s ‘Hot 100’ hottest names currently working behind the scenes in TV.
Chris Watson has worked closely with two of the most high-profile natural history presenters in the business, David Attenborough and Bill Oddie. He is Oddie’s favourite sound man and the TV veteran says of Watson: “I don’t know anyone who is so intense yet so splendidly frivolous.” Watson became a sound recordist in 1981 when he joined Tyne Tees Television and is now widely regarded as one of the most creative sound artists in the business. His credits this year include the hugely popular Springwatch and Autumnwatch, and he received the Wildlife Film Asia Award for the BBC’s Galapagos: Born of Fire. Watson also creates for the radio, with credits including Soundscape: The Sea Swallow, Watersong and The Estuary all for BBC Radio 4. He states his interests as recording animals, habitats and atmospheres from around the world.