Who is Mary-Ann Ochota? Britain Afloat host and former Time Team presenter – all you need to know

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SHE’S a familiar face featured on many documentaries, but who is Mary-Ann Ochota and what has she presented?

Here’s what you need to know.

 Mary-Ann Ochota, 36, is a British broadcaster who specialises in archaeology and social history

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Mary-Ann Ochota, 36, is a British broadcaster who specialises in archaeology and social history

Who is Mary-Ann Ochota?

Mary-Ann Ochota, 36, is a British broadcaster who specialises in archaeology and social history.

Mary-Ann was born in Cheshire to an Indian mother and Polish father.

She studied Archaeology and Anthropology at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, specialising in Social Anthropology.

In 2013, she represented her college in the University Challenge Christmas Special.

She is married to the children’s author Joe Craig.

What has Mary-Ann Ochota presented?

In the past, Mary-Ann has reported for Channel 4’s Unreported World and her first film for the series was broadcast in September 2013.

She has also contributed to ITV’s archaeology show Britain’s Secret Treasures and was also a co-presenter alongside Tony Robinson for Channel 4’s Time Team.

She is also known for fronting the BBC show Britain Afloat – a six part series that explores the regional distinctiveness of boat design and the floating way of life.

 Mary-Ann was born in Cheshire to an Indian mother and Polish father

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Mary-Ann was born in Cheshire to an Indian mother and Polish father

What is Channel 4’s show Unreported World about?

Unreported World is a foreign affairs show broadcast by Channel 4.

So far, there have been 33 series – after the first one aired in 2000.

Reporters on the show travel to dangerous locations all over the world in an attempt to uncover stories typically ignored by the world media.

Series 34 will start on Channel 4, Friday September 29 at 7.30pm and the first episode is reporting on China’s Pop Idols.

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