I now offer podcasting too, working with writer, comms consultant and former BBC/ITV journalist Helen Leavey who is, like me, based in York. I’ve also collaborated with Helen on short films, including several for the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. 

Our podcast ‘Voices from Herriot Country’, initially released in April 2020, captures heartwarming tales from 21st century Yorkshire characters and was created to mark the 50th anniversary of the first book by James Herriot, a pseudonym for Alf Wight. The vet-turned-bestselling author’s stories went on to feature in the popular BBC TV series ‘All Creatures Great and Small’. A Channel 5 remake is due out soon.

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You can listen to it here: https://t.co/AuNh6Fb18H

In the first series of ‘Voices from Herriot Country’ you’ll hear from a great-grandmother with more than 50 owls in her garden, an old farmer who discovered buried treasure in his yard, a lady who went to a wedding on the back of a donkey, and more! Some of our interviewees personally knew James Herriot, the Thirsk vet Alf Wight.

Rose Dawson and one of her rescued owls, featured in episode 2

For any podcast, we do extensive background research to find the best themes, stories and interviewees before we begin to gather material. We then do all scripting, editing and post-production for each episode, including finding or creating suitable music, before uploading and listing the finished audio on platforms such as iTunes, Spotify and Soundcloud.

We can also offer video and photography which can be hugely beneficial in promoting your podcast. And, with extensive links to the media, Helen can generate coverage on a national scale. For ‘Voices from Herriot Country’ she was able to get articles in many newspapers including The Daily Mail, the Yorkshire Post, and The Northern Echo. She also appeared on BBC radio talking about our podcast. In the first few weeks it picked up thousands of listens in the UK and around the world, from Europe to the USA, even China.

Any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch – simon@yorkfilmingandediting.co.uk