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Wolf Hall, 2106 Golden Globe Winner, Co Executive Producer John Yorke, Company Pictures, peter straughan, ncla, Newcastle university

As MD of Company Pictures, John Yorke co-executive produced Wolf Hall, which won a 2016 Golden Globe for Best Television Series or Motion Picture Made for Television and a 2016 BAFTA Award for Best Drama Series. Here, John discusses the adaptation and making of the drama with Peter Straughan and Peter Reynolds. Recorded at Newcastle University, February 2015.

In this podcast, John Yorke talks to Park Howell from Business of Story about their shared passion for storytelling, and how it can be applied in the marketing world.

In this BBC Radio 3 Arts and Ideas podcast,  John Yorke takes part in a panel discussion exploring the new rules of fiction and storytelling  in today’s shifting multimedia world.

John talks on video

Freemantle Media with Screen Australia lecture August 2015: Three Act Structure

Freemantle Media with Screen Australia lecture August 2015: Ingredients of TV Drama

Freemantle Media with Screen Australia lecture August 2015: Q&A

Why Stories Have the Same Underlying Shape

Top Tips for Writers 2014


BBC Writers Room: Writing for Continuing Drama

John ran a session for the Channel 4 Cutting Edge Directors’ scheme: highly competitive, run by eight industry leaders. John delivered a bespoke session about storytelling for our documentary directors. It was fascinating, and he used an extraordinarily broad range of cultural references in a brilliantly accessible way. He couldn’t have been more helpful planning the session and the talk he gave was really inspiring. We would jump at the chance of working with him again.

Amy Flanagan

Deputy Head of Documentaries, Channel 4 (UK)