Publishing, radio production and trailer animation

Strauss House Productions publish books and produce radio programmes

Strauss House Productions is a multimedia production house which produces programmes and features for regional and national radio.

In 2012 the company established a specialist publishing arm and, alongside the radio output, it now comprises a team of associates from a range of multimedia fields. Working independently from each other, as well as together, their combined talents and skills form a high efficient, original and effective creative team which is able to draw from a broad range of experiences.

In 2016 the company established a US based distribution network with IPG in Chicago.


A Song For Will

A special, limited edition hardback print run of ‘A Song For Will’ – The Lost Gardeners of Heligan is published this month. Hilary Robinson and Martin Impey worked closely with The Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall to produce a deeply moving, highly illustrated story for children and young adults. It tells of the gardeners and outdoor staff who enlisted after the outbreak of World War 1 and focuses on the military service of stone mason, Fred Paynter, and gardener, William Guy. Today the gardens at Heligan are a major tourist attraction and memorial to their staff that didn’t return in 1918 and ‘A Song For Will’ brings that bygone age alive again for readers of today.

‘A Song For Will’ – The Lost Gardeners of Heligan is published by Strauss House Productions (ISBN 978-0957124530)

Newspaper snippet from The Telegraph's Top 30 Artistic Triumphs

We are delighted to announce that our series “Barry Humphries Musical Masterpieces” was one of only two radio programmes included in The Telegraph’s “Top 30 Artistic Triumphs” of 2016.

Receiving Historical Association's Young Quills Award 2016 for Flo Of The Somme

Flo Of The Somme won the Historical Association’s Young Quills Award 2016 Young Quills Award.

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Strauss House Productions publishes high quality picture books for both the home and overseas market.

With a dedicated creative team, highly experienced production and marketing personnel and with international rights being handled by our London based agents, we are building a reputation for producing accessible books that inform and entertain readers of all ages.

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Award Nominations

  • The CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Children's Book Awards logo
  • Hampshire County Council logo
  • The English Association logo
  • Rubery Book Award logo
  • Coventry City Council logo
  • Education Resources Awards logo
  • Sheffield Children's Book Award logo
  • The People's Book Prize logo

Radio Production

We produce special features, documentaries and series for regional and network radio.

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The Sheila Tracy Tapes

Wednesday 21st of September 2016 at 10pm on BBC Radio 2

Produced by Strauss House Productions.

Producer Clair Wordsworth, Executive Producer Hilary Robinson.

Sheila Tracy

Ken Bruce celebrates Sheila Tracy’s quest to discover the real stories behind the music. Sheila Tracy presented Big Band Special on BBC Radio 2 for 21 years, from 1979 until 2000. When she died in September 2014, Sheila left behind a treasure trove of interviews with great jazz and big band musicians. These offer revealing insights, not only into the development of swing music, but also into the lives, attitudes and struggles of the musicians who played it. The Sheila Tracy Tapes showcase Sheila Tracy at work as a specialist music presenter on BBC Radio 2. The programme features a […]

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Talented people

Strauss House Production is a team of associates who work both independently and together. Started in 2011 by Hilary Robinson the team has expanded to include experts from a range of related fields.

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Distribution & Trade

Main Distribution

Distribution for all Strauss House Production books is handled by York Publishing. Please contact Nerys Spofforth for all trade and distribution queries.