Tom Hart Dyke
Agent: Mark Lucas
Tom Hart Dyke is a modern day plant hunter whose wild enthusiasm for flora of all varieties led Kathryn Flett of the Observer to describe him as the new David Bellamy. In 2000, whilst searching for rare orchids in the Darien Gap, he and Paul Winder were kidnapped by FARC guerrillas and held for nine months. His TV documentaries include To The Ends Of The Earth for Channel 4 and two series, Save Lullingstone Castle and Return To Lullingstone, for the BBC.