Having started his career animating some of the films on the Mr. Men series he spent 30 years as an animation director, much of this time working for BBC and Channel 4 Schools Television. Some of the BBC programmes he worked on included "On The Road", "The Worm That Turned", "Vision On", "You and Me", "Words and Pictures", "Words and Pictures Plus", "Writing and Pictures", "Storytime", "Le Club - Les Aventures de Globo", and "Watch". Channel 4 credits include "Maths Mansion", "Rat-a-Tat-Tat", "Word Machine", and "Arts Cart".
Four stories were commissioned by BBC Storytime, "Leroy's New Bike", "Cyril's Bad Day" ISBN 978-07188286-5-3, "Cyril's New Parrot" ISBN 978-07188286-7-7, "Cyril's New Flower" ISBN 978-07188286-9-1 which were then published by Lutterworth Press. Other publications were "How to Draw 101 Super Heroes" Top That Publishing ISBN 978-18451073-8-3, "An Animator's Guide to 2D Computer Animation" Focal Press ISBN 978-02405157-9-3.
In 2003 Hedley started DangerSpot Books Ltd, writing , illustrating and self-publishing this range of child safety picture books, covering topics such as road safety, trips and falls, fire safety, farm dangers, stranger dangers, and much more. The series of 17 titles have been published in China by several different publishers, many twice over, one has been published in Holland, and two in Hungary.
Many short stories of a spiritual content are also being published,"NunsDrakka's Child and other stories" Children's Moral Stories ISBN 978-1-8384035-0-8.
Hedley now writes and self-publishes historical creative non-fiction under a new imprint, Ancient Publishing, "Serventa, Shadow of the Light", ISBN 9781919648705, "Serventa, Priestess of Atlantis", ISBN 9781919648712, and "Serventa of Motherega", ISBN 9781919648729, inspired by unique spiritual knowledge provided by The Erasmus Foundation where he lives and works as a volunteer and trustee of the charity.
Originally brought up near the south coast Hedley moved to Suffolk thirty years ago to escape the kelpies, sprites and deer flies of Sussex. He has no religion but is a lover of nature, spiritual knowledge and wisdom.
All DangerSpot ebooks are published by Andrews UK as well as some other titles.