Within weeks of leaving ITN, he was back in the familiar newsroom after ITN asked him to be their main commentator for live programmes to commemorate the 60th anniversary of D-Day. Soon after that he presented a live one-and-a-half hour programme on Channel Five, documenting the digging up of a Battle of Britain Hurricane from underneath the road of a busy London junction. The climax of the programme came when the pilot of the Hurricane, Ray Holmes, then 90 years of age, was reunited with the engine of his old aircraft.
A year later he again presented two live programmes for Channel Five, chronicling the rebuilding of an exact replica of Stonehenge and interviewing experts on location on Salisbury Plain.
He has also presented three programmes for Discovery Europe, from three of England’s oldest castles – Scarborough, Dover and Pendennis – entitled World War Two Experience. And more recently the classic quiz Going for Gold for Channel Five.