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Grant Sonnex

Grant Sonnex
  • Radio presenter/ producer
  • Furniture maker

Grant Sonnex is a furniture designer and former BBC radio presenter.


  • Background 1
  • External links 2
    • Radio programmes 2.1
    • Television programmes 2.2
  • References 3


Sonnex worked for 20 years as a wildlife radio producer with the BBC Natural History Unit,[1] he also presented documentary programmes on BBC Radio 4,[2][3] several of which are available in RealAudio format from the BBC website.

In 1998 he received a Glaxo Wellcome ABSW Science Writers' Award for best contribution to a radio programme on a science subject.[4]

He left the BBC and retrained as a furniture designer, setting up a studio in Gloucestershire.[1] In 2013 he moved to St Davids, Pembrokeshire and is now designing and hand-making furniture in his workshop. [5] He makes tables and sideboards and, in January 2014, a table he had made unexpectedly appeared on an episode of the BBC's Sherlock. [6]

External links

Radio programmes

  • A Life With...
  • Playing the Wind
  • Nature (some episodes only)
  • Call to the Wild [4]

Television programmes


  1. ^ a b "Grant's love for recording nature lives on in furniture". Exeter Express and Echo. 18 April 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Radio 4 - A Life With Bears".  
  3. ^ "BBC Radio 4 Programmes - A Life With ..., Series 4, Tundra".  
  4. ^ a b "News Online's Science Editor grabs top award".  
  5. ^ "Furniture maker unveils sideboard inspired by St Davids coastline". Western Telegraph. 23 November 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "St Davids furniture maker’s work hits the small screen". Western Telegraph. 22 January 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 

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