Mark Amey

- Animal Handling for Film and Television -

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Hey Mark

Thanks for being such a pro on the tour!
Great to meet you as well
Apologies if I was always a little quiet beforehand – it is just getting into that head space and dealing with nerves!!!
But you were great to work with and I was very touched you read my book! Bless ya.
Here's to some more missions!

Bear x

Bear Grylls

Dear Mark,

Many thanks for giving up your time to come and speak at the ADCH Conference this week. I found your presentation absolutely fascinating. I wish we’d had the benefit of your knowledge in my family 40 years ago – my brother had a whole series of leopard geckos and skinks that barely lived a few weeks each due to our total ignorance of how to look after them.

Best wishes and thanks again.

Nick Edmans
Director of Communications
Cats Protection, National Cat Centre, Chelwood Gate, Haywards Heath RH17 7TT
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Hi Mark,

I just wanted to say a big thank you for helping us out with the event yesterday. Everything went really smoothly and I know we have you to thank for Steve early. It was a pleasure to work with you and we really appreciated the way you were willing to show everyone the animals before and after the show. The children absolutely loved it and we’ve had some really lovely feedback from parents saying what a great show it was. Please let me know about your travel expenses and I’ll get a cheque sent out you.

Best wishes

Liz Child
Marketing Assistant
Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust
01865 775476
The Lodge, 1 Armstrong Road, Littlemore, OX4 4XT

Hi Mark,

Thanks once again for coming in on Monday. The frogs were brilliant and everyone was AMAZED by the final african beast at the end!
Thanks also for all of your help ahead of the studio - it's always a pleasure.
I hope you had a good day too.

Best wishes,

Dear Mark,

I just wanted to drop you a line as this is my last week to thank you ever so much for being just such a star to work with.. You made my job so easy all the way through the series, and was just sad I had all the zoo locations so couldn’t work with you more! Was fab seeing Siouxie as well, such lovely person, and really great to work with too. Weird looking at the pictures of Eden today and thinking that we were all there about 4 days ago? Poor them.. How awful. I also wanted to flag that you should definitely watch this week's Live N Deadly behind the scenes Special which you may remember was filmed at Alnwick? It's great and there is lots of owl action! Hope very much to work with you again in the future and hope your shoulders are having a respite and time to recover.


Jo Avery - Researcher
BBC Natural History Unit
Rm 2.45, 11/13 TPR | Whiteladies Road | Bristol | BS8 2LR
Tel +44 (0)117 9747757
Fax + (0)117 9237259

Hi Mark,

Just to let you know all went well. Jason and the snake were brilliant! I have passed on our thanks to him and wanted to thank you too. Hope your filming day went well and that you managed to pick up your tea bags yesterday!

Thanks again

Emma Carroll
Sam & Mark’s Big Friday Wind Up
E400 ■ East Tower ■ BBC TV Centre ■ Wood Lane ■ London ■ W12 7RJ

The Breathing Places team have just completed the last of the Deadly Days Out events which we've delivered in partnership with CBBC's Live 'n' Deadly team, based at the NHU.
Live 'n' Deadly is all about inspiring children to get outside and enjoy wildlife, and the Deadly Days Out have reached an incredible 87,000 people over 10 consecutive Sundays across the UK.
CBBC hero Steve Backshall and other wildlife experts introduced tens of thousands of children to amazing wildlife from eagle owls to alligator snapping turtles.
Over 6,750 people took part in the Live 'n' Deadly greenscreen activity, soaring with eagles and swimming with sharks.
More than 1,800 adventurous kids have took on the challenge of our climbing wall or static racing bikes. The LPMs involved local wildlife partners as diverse as the RSPB, North Pennine Ferret Rescue and the Hedgehog Helpline. Every child was given a fun, free Live 'n' Deadly activity pack.
This has been a highly effective partnership between Learning and CBBC. The teams have worked very closely together, sharing ideas, talent, contributors and team members throughout development and delivery, resulting in a set of events that have felt truly co-owned by both departments.
All the Deadly Days Out were promoted and featured on the live TV shows, and a TV item was filmed at each event. The project has also been supported by partner events on the Event Finder, and the team has distributed Thrillseeker booklets to families looking for adventure.

Special credit is due to the professional, cheery and resiliant Breathing Places team - Lizzie Montgomery, Mary-Jo Rosalba, Megan Ascroft, Claire Marmion and stage show producer Debra Hearne, exec'd by Karen Gregory.
With sincere thanks to CBBC Exec Wendy Darke, Series Producer Alex Griffiths and the Live 'n' Deadly team, Steve Backshall, Mark Amey, James McKay, Pete Dawson, Naomi Wilkinson, Annie Keane, the LPMs and our local partner organisations.
Also many thanks to core events team Mike Burnett, Melody Ruiz, Sarah Hill, Alex Slade, Rob Morgan, Lee Carlton-Perkins and Sarah Glendenning.
Please see attached a few pictures from the tour.

With best wishes

Grace Comely
Project Manager - BBC Learning
Breathing Places