John Hudson has featured as a resident expert in two series of Discovery's prime-time TV survival show Survive That, a.k.a Dude You're Screwed in the USA. By testing his survival skills from the darkest depths of a Mexican jungle cenote, in a Utah desert slot-canyon, and on top of a stormy Alaskan glacier; John's everyday stoicism and “cheeky" British sense of humour has won him many fans worldwide.
John has also delivered his survival training expertise on camera for several programmes at home and abroad over the years, including the BBC's factual TV show Inside Out. Behind the camera, he was the subject matter expert chosen to oversee production of the UK Military's 'SERE Level-A' film, and has recently appeared in Discovery’s newest survival programme: Ed Stafford’s First Man Out .
John is regularly asked to contribute informed opinion and survival-related expertise on local, national and international radio stations, including Talk Radio, Radio 5 Live and Radio New Zealand. For selected examples of his broadcasting work, see the images, links and showreel video below.
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john hudson: showreel
Enjoy a short showreel film featuring John's international TV work over the last few years. Please follow John on Twitter for announcements of upcoming TV, radio shows & appearances
The Spitfire Series podcast – iwc schaffhausen
In partnership with IWC, the Silver Spitfire, a restored version of the iconic plane, is doing something no other plane of its kind has attempted before by embarking on an expedition to circle the globe. The Spitfire Series Podcast puts the spotlight on the pilots and the crew of the iconic plane as they share their stories in this intimate series, hosted by John Hudson. Listen to the 6 episodes here
FIRST MAN OUT WITH ED STAFFORD
John Hudson went head-to-head with Ed Stafford in the Himalayas for Discovery’s newest survival show First Man Out. You can watch a clip from the series here.
survive that/ dude you're screwed
On this prime-time show for Discovery, a group of five of “the world’s most elite, thrill-seeking survivalists” capture one among them in turn, then blindfold and dispatch him to a remote, unexpected location to fend for himself. Each 'dude' has 100 hours to find his way back to civilization or he loses the game: big-time.
“It’s a hero’s journey,” explain Marjorie Kaplan, the network’s president and general manager, “but we also want to show the camaraderie of his friends, who are monitoring him on video. We want to show the fun of the game.”
John Hudson was proud to be part of the adventure for two series, working on the project from concept to creation. The show is still being aired on Discovery, D-Max and Animal Planet globally; including in Asia, South America, Europe and Australasia.
John hudson: tv & radio work gallery
John is regularly asked to give an informed opinion and advice on radio, especially when survival hits the news. He's also given longer chats and interviews to stations worldwide, helping to spread some of the simple lifesaving tips that can also be applied by us all to make our everyday more comfortable.