Over the last decade, Jules has established himself as an engaging and versatile writer and broadcaster. His interests in country life, archaeology, architecture and both social and military history have combined with his natural warmth and good humour to deliver a wide ranging and memorable raft of series.
As the leading face of the BBC's rural property flagship Escape to the Country he's known to millions, an audience he also developed in Britain's Heritage Heroes and Britain's Empty Homes. Yet his passion for the past has also brought an enthusiastic and accessible approach to military history, notably Dig 1940, Dive World War 2, and How we won the War, all for the BBC. His most recent foray, Defenders of the Sky for the History Channel H2, saw Jules explore Britain's aviation history, revealing the stories behind ten of the country's most famous and important airfields.
A keen countryman and craftsman, Jules spends his spare time renovating his period home and garden in Herefordshire and rescuing old furniture, ably assisted by his partner Tania, their new baby boy Jack, and Labradors Teddy and Iolo.
Follow Jules on Twitter
ARTICLES AND NEWS
Jules' regular columns and news from the home front
Countryfile and Escape To The Country presenter Jules Hudson is an avowed foodie, as his columns in Welsh Border Life often reveal. And having been invited round for tea and cake in the fabulous kitchen of his Herefordshire home, we can see why!
With plenty looking to escape a country on the other side of the Atlantic, Jules looks at the fallout from last month’s presidential election through Limey eyes
Jules visits former wartime airfield RAF Madley to discover how a quiet corner of rural Herefordshire came to be at the forefront of the satellite revolution
With the mussel season in full swing and the town’s annual food festival about to begin, Jules Hudson, the face of TV’s Escape to the Country, heads to Conwy to try his luck at the ancient craft of fishing for mussels
As the creation of a new bridge across the Menai Strait is announced, Jules wonders if the new structure can live up to the triumphs of engineering that went before it
After a monumental month in the arena of European politics, Jules ponders the brave new post Brexit world we as a nation are stepping into
With his two labradors, Teddy and Iolo, sat by his feet, Jules muses over our relationship with man’s best friend as he looks forward to Ludlow Dog Day 2016
A spot of otter bother leaves Jules dismayed and delighted in equal measure, but it also prompts him to think about the future of this elusive waterborne mammal
A Welshman’s contribution to the Mulberry Harbours, legendary feats of British engineering, helped secure the Allied victory in the Second World War, says Jules
For an Englishman who’s lived in the Principality for much of his life, what could split loyalties more than watching England v Wales in the Rugby Six Nations Tournament?
One of the phrases that’s proved most incisive to Jules over the years comes from his time in the army and was spoken by one of history’s most audacious military leaders
Looking to the natural landscape is the key to protecting communities against flooding – something the Environment Agency would do well to heed, says Jules