Professor John Martin is series consultant and contributor for the BBC’s eight-part living history Wartime Farm series, produced by LionTV. This is an historical, observational documentary covering eight one-hour episodes, focusing on how farmers were affected by the state-directed food production campaign in the second world war.
He has also acted as the consultant and contributor to the BBC’s six-part Tudor Monastery Farm and Full Steam Ahead series, and ITV’s Home Fires series.
He is a member of the British Library Advisory Panel for the project ‘An Oral History of Farming, Land Management and Conservation in Post-War Britain’. As the biggest oral history project on British farming and rural land use for decades, the project is recording in-depth biographical interviews with farmers, landowners, scientists, and policymakers who have been central to the transformation of agriculture since the second world war.
He is a member of the Executive Committee of the British Agricultural History Society.