Anthony Howard was born in 1937 the third child of Peter and Doe Howard. He was educated at Eton and Trinity College Oxford. After working full time with MRA for several years he joined Southern TV. He eventually set up his own TV company Countrywide Films Limited which made hundreds of different types of films, including films about the English countryside called Country Ways. He published a series of books on his television programmes. He also directed a widely acclaimed series of programmes on English cathedrals. He lives in the New Forest with his wife Elisabeth. They have a son and two daughters and seven grandchildren.
Worked with MRA before setting up his own TV company.