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The Children’s Media Conference


Anna joined BBC radio in 1960 and started in Children’s Television in 1964 where she worked as a researcher, then Director, Producer and Executive Producer latterly specialising in Children’s Drama. She started Grange Hill, the controversial school series. From 1981-86 she worked at the ITV company TVS where she was Deputy Director of Programmes. In 1986 she returned to the BBC as Head of Children’s programmes responsible for all children’s output. She revived the Sunday teatime classic dramas and one of her last decisions before retiring was to commission Teletubbies. She has won many awards including a BAFTA lifetime achievement award. She was the first chair of the BAFTA Children’s Committee; is the chair of the Save Kids’ TV campaign; was the chair of the Showcomotion Children’s Media Conference, and now Chairs the Board and Advisory Commmittee of the Children’s Media Conference.

Anna introduced the CMC Keynote – Thinking Differently at the 2011 Conference.