Mark Byford had a long and successful career with BBC. He began his career there after graduating from law school at Leeds England in 1979. He ended his 30 year career at BBC and moved on to other pursuits.
While visiting Washington DC he went to see the Vietnam Veterans Memorial one morning. As the sun was shining brightly he saw a name glistening of Larry Byford. This was his father's name, who fought in World War II and became a decorated policeman in England. He wrote a fantastic book- A Name On The Wall, Two Men, Two Wars, Two Destinies which took him to Texas where Larry Byford's Family was still grieving. Larry died in 1967 trying to rescue a wounded West Point Army Officer in a battle with Viet Cong.
His next book -The Annunciation: A Pilgrims Quest- looks at the spiritual meaning of Luke's biblical story. He interviewed over 300 theologians and clerics.
Mark is a Lay Cannon at the famed Winchester Cathedral. He is involved with many charitable pursuits including Lifeboats, a group whose volunteers include lifeguards and boats to rescue people stranded at sea in the waters of the United Kingdom.