A COUNTRYFILE presenter is heading to Dorchester's Hardye Theatre later this month.

Iolo Williams - Welsh ornithologist, nature observer, television presenter and author - will present Life Through the Lens at the theatre on Friday, September 29. 

He is perhaps best known for his BBC and S4C nature programmes, working in both English and his first language of Welsh.

Dorchester Arts is delighted to bring him to the Hardye Theatre, to talk about his long and varied career.

After 14 years of working with the RSPB as a Species Officer, in 1999 Iolo became a full-time TV presenter.

In Life Through the Lens he will be recounting his fascinating experiences - the farmer who held an egg collector over a 40-foot cliff, the colleague who kept half a village awake with his snoring, and an oyster catcher that briefly held up King Charles’ train.

Join Iolo to hear all about the wildlife he cared for and the threats they still face, but also some of the great characters he has met on his journey.

Tickets cost £20 or £18 for concessions. Go to the Dorchester Arts website or call 01305 266926.