“The real history of England is a hidden history, and it’s a Catholic history.” – Kevin Turley
Kevin Turley is a filmmaker, writer, journalist, scriptwriter, radio presenter, television host, podcast presenter, tour guide and film and book reviewer. He writes under the name, KV Turley.
Turley’s media career began in 2009, when the film company Life & Soul Pictures hired him. Within a few months he was a producer on a $4m UK/Spanish co-production: “Ways to Live Forever.”
During this time, Turley discovered a latent talent: writing. Always a good communicator, he found that words came easily, and soon flowed onto the page. To his surprise, he also found an eager audience wherever his first attempts at journalism were sent – mainly in the United States. Soon, he was being published monthly, that then turned to weekly columns, before becoming a way of life – and so a vocation was discovered.
To date, his work has appeared in: The National Catholic Register, The Catholic World Report, Crisis Magazine, Catholic Exchange, The Catholic Herald, The Chesterton Review, The Imaginative Conservative, LifeSite, The Tablet and The Irish Times, as well as a regular column, “Faith on Film”, for St. Austin Review.
With a degree in theology and an interest in the arts, perhaps it is not surprising that much of Turley’s journalism has been about the intersection of faith and art. As time has gone on, however, he has written on more varied topics for both faith-based media as well as for secular outlets.
His first longer published work for the Catholic Truth Society was a short history of the life of the then unknown Irish war hero, Fr. Willie Doyle. He has ‘ghost’ written a series of memoirs for a Hungarian neuro-surgeon. He has also co-written a novel on the life of the movie star, Bela Lugosi, which is currently under consideration by a major US publisher. In addition, he has co-written film scripts, one of which is currently with American broadcaster, EWTN. His first radio theatre drama: “The Last Confession of Sherlock Holmes,” aired on the Veritas Radio Network on Christmas Eve 2018. For the same network he is currently creating a series of radio dramas, as well as a radio documentary strand.
Since 2011, Turley has presented and appeared on radio programs for EWTN (“Celtic Connections”, “Register Radio”, “Al Kresta Show”), as well as appearing on and co-producing television shows for the network (“Three Wise Women”). Last year again for EWTN he hosted “A Walk through Walsingham” with Joseph Pearce. Currently, he is news editor and contributor for the EWTN’s UK news website. In addition, he has appeared on the UK national radio station Premier Christian Radio.
Turley is the Master of The Keys: the Catholic Writers’ Guild of England and Wales – established in 1931 by G.K. Chesterton.
Originally from Ireland, Turley is married and lives in London where he runs a media consultancy.
Kevin’s Upcoming Pilgrimages:
Our Classic Pilgrimage to England, “Mary’s Dowry”, includes three nights in Walsingham.
Visit the Cell of St. Thomas More during the England “In the Footsteps of St. Thomas More and Bl. John Henry Newman” Pilgrimage, June 2020
A visit with the nuns is included in our England: Thomas More Pilgrimage, June 2020
Learn more about Bl. John Henry Newman during the “In the Footsteps of Thomas More and Bl. John Henry Newman” Pilgrimage, June 2020.
Encounter the Miracle Man during the Ireland “Saints and Scholars” Pilgrimage, August 2019 and 2020
Visit the Shrine of Venerable Matt Talbot during the Ireland “Saints and Scholars” Pilgrimage, August 2019 and 2020
A reflection on a Catholic, a wife, a mother and a Queen — Katherine of Aragon. We visit Peterborough Cathedral during the England, Mary’s Dowry”, Pilgrimage.