Dallas Campbell is an actor and writer whose curiosity and original mind have led him into a parallel career as one of TV’s most sought after presenting talents. He is probably best known as the presenter of BBC1’s popular science show, Bang Goes The Theory, which lastedfor six series; he subsequently hosted the related stage show Bang Live! Roadshow, which toured the UK for two years. Darren is also a regular presenter of BBC's Horizon series, covering a wide variety of major science subjects.
Prior to Bang Goes The Theory, Dallas co-presented Channel Five’s enormously successful The Gadget Show, where his exploits redefined the word 'geek' - racing jet-powered street luges, wrestling robot jellyfish, testing the latest in technology based devices, as well as his proudest moment....breaking the Scalextric land speed record!
In 2012, Dallas turned Indiana Jones, co-presenting the high profile Egypt’s Lost Cities, a feature length documentary using satellite technology to hunt for previously undiscovered treasures. At the same time, he also fronted his own three-part BBC1 series, Supersized Earth, in which he traced the story of how humans have transformed the world in a generation. In 2015 Dallas filmed a two part series of Britain Beneath Your Feet, exploring the hidden wonders of below. In the same year Dallas won Celebrity Mastermind in 2015 with his specialist knowledge on the life and works of German film producer, director and writer, Werner Herzog.
In 2016 he presented City In The Sky (BBC2) – an in-depth look at the global aviation industry. Dallas Campbell live reported from Kazakhstan in the BBC coverage of British astronaut Tim Peake’s space mission.
Other TV work includes presenting the Horizon Guide series, The Drake Equation: The Search for Life and Dallas Campbell’s Guide to the Impossible. Radio work includes InfiniteMonkey Cage (BBC Radio 4) with Robin Ince and Brian Cox. He is also a regular contributor to the BBC's science magazine Focus, The Times' Eureka magazine, and The Observer.
In 2014 Dallas gave the Stonely Lecture for the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain. His speech, entitled ‘Unlocking the Secrets of the Red Planet’ charted the extraordinary history of exploration and discovery of Mars and was received to great critical acclaim by the audience.
Dallas has much experience working in live situations, having hosted numerous road-shows with the Bang Goes The Theory team, and having worked on many other science events, including the monthly Science Museum Lates. He is also increasingly called upon to host gadget, technology or science related events for companies and other organisations, including Awards and Conferences; clients include Samsung, Schmick TV, The British Science Association and Party Poker.
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Dallas gave an excellent talk last night. He pitched the lecture ‘Unlocking the secrets of the Red Planet’ perfectly, managing to engage the audience at all levels. He had clearly researched the subject extremely well and his talk was engaging, authoritative, with just the right mix of scientific / technical information plus humour. I was very pleased with the talk and would have no hesitation in recommendation Dallas to anyone interested in using his services for an event like this.
- A national institution who recently celebrated 50 years at the BBC and now works for talkSport
- Comedienne, actor and writer from ‘Goodness Gracious Me’ and the ‘Kumars at Number 42’
- Presenter of BBC Hardtalk who was recently named 'International TV Personality of the Year' by the Association of International Broadcasters.