Here are a few samples of my work.

In July’s edition of Essex Life Magazine I wrote about how I achieved my ambition and became a published author. Click here to read it.

The Great Essex Craft Off - Essex Life

Essex Life

Have yourself a very homemade Christmas - Essex Life

Building for the future in... Colchester - Essex Life

Newspaper Articles

Back to our roots – Dec 2004

The BBC programme Who Do You Think You Are? has highlighted how popular researching family history has become. This week there’s a chance to start your investigations, says Chris Penhall

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Season of the witch – Oct 2002

In the 16th and 17th centuries, Essex was ‘witch county’, a hotbed of ignorance, superstition and fear which Matthew Hopkins exploited in his self-styled role as Witchfinder General. Chris Penhall investigates.

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Audio Content Producer:

I produce some audio content for The Richard and Judy Bookclub podcast. To listen to the finished programmes, click on or find it on i-tunes. It really is a lovely listen!


Here’s a promotional video I made with Pete Watts for the UK Salsa Congress 2007

Magazine Articles

Chariots of fire – May 2003

Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni, led an uprising against the Roman military that nearly drove them out of Britain. Chris Penhall narrates the bloody seige at Colchester.

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A Portuguese Passion – 2002

The colours and images of Portugal can be found in much of Judith Dawson’s work, for it was here that she developed her passion for painting azulejos – decorated tiles – which has, in turn, led her to establish her own ceramics business,

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Insecurity: A soap opera with nobs on

What do you get if you lock some Multimedia students, professional writers, amateur scribes, an internet “guru” and an award-winning playwright in a dark room for three hours a night, once a week for six months?  Insecurity, of course!

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