William Crawley is one of the BBC’s most versatile broadcasters; his many TV credits range from the natural history series ‘Blueprint’, the biggest multi-platform project BBC Northern Ireland has ever produced, to presenting live coverage of The Queen’s visit to Northern Ireland.
In his TV interview series ‘William Crawley Meets’, he talks to some of the world’s most controversial thinkers and activists, including the biologist Richard Dawkins and the gay bishop Gene Robinson.
He has presented a film about climate change from a frozen Hudson Bay, and reported on the 9/11 attacks while standing on the rubble at the centre of Ground Zero; and he recently completed a trilogy of semi- autobiographical documentaries for BBC1: Sorry For Your Trouble, Dying For A Drink and Losing Our Religion and presented a Spotlight special investigation from Rome. William has also presented the BBC’s TV coverage of the Belfast Festival since 2005.
On radio, he presents arts, politics and literary documentaries for BBC Radio 4 and Radio 3 and on Radio Ulster he presents Sunday Sequence, winner of the UK religion and ethics programme of the year award, as well as The Book Programme.
He can also be heard presenting Radio Ulster’s lunchtime current affairs phone-in show Talk Back, the drive-time news programme Evening Extra and Radio 4’s Sunday programme.
William’s blog, Will & Testament, is the most widely read blog in the BBC’s nations and regions.
Beyond broadcasting William is the host of Queen’s University’s very successful interview series Out to Lunch With William Crawley which features an in-depth interview with nationally well-known celebrities before a large audience and many of the Belfast Festival’s major interview events
William is increasingly in demand as a conference chair and public speaker.