Described as the “breakthrough star” co-presenting BBC Four’s surprise TV hit Trainspotting Live, Tim is an unashamedly enthusiastic broadcaster and a delightfully engaging transport historian.
Referred to by some as “the naughty curator” and "at the junction of fogey and hipster" by the Times, Tim possesses a disarming ability to fascinate his audience with even the most niche diversions of British transport history. He’s been a radio presenter, railway museum curator, public speaker on heritage, Ladybird books and museums, adviser to African governments - and an author.
As a passionate railway enthusiast and a joyful encyclopaedia of quirky transport history and design, Tim has hosted live broadcasts for the UK National Railway Museum aboard Flying Scotsman, presented hugely popular train-themed videos for Londonist and heritage railways, helps run the Sierra Leone National Railway Museum, volunteers for the Postal Museum and Mail Rail (London’s remarkable underground Post Office Railway), and blogs for the London Transport Museum. BBC Trainspotting Live saw Tim co-present challenging live TV and pre-recorded VTs across Britain and the enthusiast community reveled in his delivery.
Probably the world’s only “model village expert” (there has to be one) Tim has featured on Sky News, BBC News Worldwide, BBC London, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 2 and local radio across the UK bringing his boundless excitement and knowledge of all things miniature, including espousing the joy of model railways. His quintessentially British and typically offbeat next book, Model Villages, is due out late 2017.
As an architecture lover, his written and photographic work has appeared in the Daily Telegraph, Guardian, 20th Century Journal and countless magazines.
In his spare time he’s often to be found precariously holding on to a steam locomotive - or at least, drinking gin in the dining car and updating the world as to his latest misadventures on Twitter.