Brian Pedley
77 Old Ferry Road
Saltash, Cornwall
PL12 6BJ

+ 44 (0) 1752 844591
+ 44 (0) 7831 518933

A working journalist since 1969, Brian Pedley delivers features and research to national newspapers, TV and the web from his base on the Cornish bank of the River Tamar. 

  What do you write about?

Travel, history and folklore, murder and crime, the outdoors and people with a passion for the natural and built environment.

I also write features about businesses and the professions and about people of faith and their achievements. 

And there is this friendly TV company that uses me occasionally to research and script programmes about unsolved murders.

  Where are we likely to see your work?

The travel pages of the Express and The Times, The Times Faith page, as well as in the web portal MSN UK. 

You will also catch my name rolling up the TV screen on repeats of 'Murder Most Foul' and 'Roy Marsden's Incident Room' on the Crime and Investigation Network. 

Sometimes you won`t even know it`s me. 

Since starting my own office in 1993, I have 'ghosted' hundreds of stories, articles and case studies for firms and business leaders to run under their own names in trade pages and online. 

A grateful client once told me I that I have this heaven-sent gift of  being able to "capture the very essence of chartered accountancy."

  What`s the most memorable work you`ve done?

Features assignments for The Times and the Daily Telegraph  with NATO forces in the Balkans, in the aftermath of war - and going to my ancestral Shetland for the first time. 

Being in Mid-Wales in the foot-and-mouth outbreak has also  stayed with me. 

More recently, touring the Galapagos Islands was a privilege and tracking the story of the Beatles in Hamburg for the Express was pure joy. 

It's why we become journalists, to be out there in the wider world, at the worst and best of times.

  What`s the best advice anyone ever gave you?

"Take the reader with you, all the way to the end of the piece."

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