Grant Sonnex

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

Grant Sonnex
  • Radio presenter/ producer
  • Furniture maker


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]

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  1. ^ a b "Grant's love for recording nature lives on in furniture". Exeter Express and Echo. 18 April 2012. Archived from the original on 20 January 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Radio 4 - A Life With Bears". BBC Online. 8 February 2009. Retrieved 21 December 2011.
  3. ^ "BBC Radio 4 Programmes - A Life With ..., Series 4, Tundra". BBC Online. Retrieved 21 December 2011.
  4. ^ a b "News Online's Science Editor grabs top award". BBC Online. 30 June 1999. Retrieved 21 December 2011.
  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.