Mark Olly was born in 1962 in Warrington, England, and educated at Appleton Hall County Grammar School, Warrington College Of Art & Design, University Of Liverpool Institute Of Extension Studies field archaeology unit, various business schools, and El-Shaddai College Of Advanced Ministry U.K. Manchester where he obtained a Certificate Of Ministry (Ct.Min.AP) and Diploma Of Biblical Studies (Dip.BS.AP).
For over 22 years he worked as a professional DJ, musician, and in music management founding Angelharp Music, Unicorn Entertainments Agency Ltd. and Legendthink Ltd. (one of the first 'multi-media' promotions companies in the world), before moving on to pursue a solo career as writer, archaeologist and television presenter. This career has so far taken him to all parts of the UK, France, Egypt, Norway, Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus, and the Yucatan Peninsular Mexico in search of the ancient and the mysterious.
His hobbies include collecting antiques and geological specimens, Dark Age Celtic, Medieval and 18th Century costumed re-enactment, staging occasional exhibitions, presentations and public speaking, and investigating ancient sites.
He has several books in print, appeared on Carlton Television's 'The History Detectives', wrote and presented three seasons of ITV Granada's award nominated 'Lost Treasures' adventure archaeology series, is a regular presenter on Sky History Channel, writes, presents and directs DVD's for US media giant Reality Entertainments/Reality Films, recently wrote and directed four Music Videos for international recording band Hayseed Dixie and played sessions with atmospheric band Soul Path and rock bands Stone Cold Nero and Sacred Wind.
He is currently visiting lecturer in archaeology at West Cheshire College Chester and the University Of Chester, adult lecturer at Wilmslow Guild, heads up his own archaeological unit, and a DVD production company 'MythCo'.
TV/DVD APPEARENCES: Excavations At Hendre Farm Corwen (BBC/ITV/S4C News 1999), Divine Energies - Angels (Independent 2001), Granada News North West (Heritage Centre 2001), The History Detectives - Sir Gawain & The Green Knight (Carlton Television 2003), Hidden Treasures Of Britain - Downing (Primary Team Member - Planet X 2004), Lost Treasures - Season 1 (Writer/Presenter/Co-Director - 6 episodes ITV Granada/Planet X/Sky History Channel 2005-10), Roads To The Past - Church Street Warrington (Local Cable Station 2006), Britain's Lost Mega Fortress (Presenter/Consultant - Sky History Channel/Planet X 2006-10), Lost Treasures - Season 2 & Season 3 (Writer/Presenter/Co-Director - 2 X 8 episodes ITV Granada/Planet X/Sky History Channel 2006-10), Mark Olly's Untold Tales 1 - Europe's Roswell (Writer/Presenter/Director - DVD Release MythCo/Reality Films 2009), Adventures Of Warrington Market (6 X Adverts as a character - In The Loft TV/Channel M 2009), Warrington Market Car Show (Presenter - In The Loft TV/Internet 2009), Hayseed Dixie - Alien Abduction Probe (Song) (Writer/Director/Actor - 4 X Song Videos 2009/10), King Arthur's Real Round Table Revealed (Interview/Consultant - Sky History Channel/Planet X 2009/10).
There are currently 3 major television projects and several DVD's and books in production for various companies.
John Aspin was born in Alderley Edge, Cheshire, in 1946 and has had a life-long interest in folk-lore, history, paleontology, big cats, and works in engineering. He has several books in print including; The Legend Of The Wizard, The Legend Of The Lambton Worm, Sabre-toothed Cats, Frances Kidder - The Last Woman Hanged In Public, The Ninth Legion, and several children's picture books including; Timmy Tortoise, Nemme The Friendly Sea Serpent, Romper The Unicorn, and Tuffo The Prehistoric Tortoise. He has also worked on several film and television scripts and has written with Mark Olly over the last 14 years, the first book publication resulting being 'The Disappearing Ninth Legion' on O-Books.
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