Monty Halls has filmed three series of The Great Escape for the BBC. The first was set in Scotland and chronicled in his book The Great Escape: Beachcomber Cottage. A successful explorer, marine biologist and writer, Monty has led numerous expeditions and projects throughout the world, including three circumnavigations of the globe. He presented Channel 4's Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Discovery's Rebuilding the Past and Five's Great Ocean Adventures, for which he wrote the accompanying book. Monty operates the adventure travel company, Full Circle Expeditions and is also a leading motivational speaker.