Richard Burke was born in London, but grew up in Oxford from the age of ten. After a short stint working as a bond trader in the city, he left finance for a career in television.
He is an award-winning producer, writer and director of science and natural history TV programmes, with credits that include the hit series 'Space' for the BBC, and Discovery's series 'Raging Planet'.
He now works part time in television and devotes the rest of his time to writing.
He lives in Somerset with his wife and son.