About Alex


Alex Bescoby is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, writer and presenter with a love of history, travel and storytelling. You can see his presenter showreel here. Alex co-founded independent production company Grammar Productions, to make innovative documentaries that delve deeper into history and how it affects the lives of people and societies around the world today. His latest project - The Last Overland - involves driving from Singapore to London in August 2019, recreating one of history’s greatest road journeys.

Since studying politics and history at Cambridge University, his work has taken him to some of the less-travelled corners of the world, including the back-country of Sierra Leone, the remote Peruvian Andes and the insurgent-ridden southern Philippines. His filmmaking projects combine his passion for history and adventure - you can learn more about those here.