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Jon Hancock


Series Producer

Jon Hancock, Series Producer – CBeebies

I have worked in BBC Children’s for 13+ years, CBBC and CBeebies.  As Series Producer of ‘Mr Bloom’s Nursery’, 2012 saw us undertake a massive series out on the road together with a live event that attracted 30,000+ visitors.  In this first half of 2013 I’ve been Series Producing the world’s first (I think) pre-school physical gameshow: ‘Swashbuckle’ – due on screens early July.  From farming to pirates, I’ve basically gone from ooo-ar to a-haaa.  It’s subtle, but there’s a difference.

Jon's Sessions

Theatre as the Crucible

12 July 2013, 11:27pm-11:27pm

#TCMC This was a fantastic session full of passion, example and detail. I am taking away loads of ideas from this. Thank you. Stephanie Barton In an inspiring conversation on children’s theatre, the panel enthralled us all with their storytelling. It is this storytelling that is at the heart of…

Top 10 Trends in Children’s Apps

12 July 2013, 11:53pm-11:53pm

#TCMC Producer/Presenter: Stuart Dredge (Journalist, Guardian/Apps Playground) Hosted by: Marc Goodchild (IpDipSkyBlue) “Very knowledgable, crammed full of content and really useful.” Anon. Top takeaways: / @stuartdredge – an RSS view of all apps coming out. Lots of flotsam and jetsam but gives an impression of the rhythm of…

BAFTA Creative Masterclass: Making Comedy History with ‘Horrible Histories’

05 July 2013, 2:34pm-2:34pm

#TCMC Blogged by: Jon Hancock. BAFTA Creative Masterclass: Making Comedy History with ‘Horrible Histories’ “Funniest session yet – which is lucky for a masterclass in comedy!” Lucy Froggatt, BBC Worldwide “HH is also a massive hit in Latin America too!” Nathan Waddington BBC Worldwide Top takeaways: I’m supposed to get to…

Research Insights 8 & 9

17 November 2013, 11:23pm-11:23pm

#TCMC Research 8: Keep Taking the Tablets: iPads, Young Children and Story Apps Great session with solid research and good stats. As an app developer, good to know what works and doesn’t work for engaging kids with apps. Practical information is thin on the ground, so great to hear it…

Meet the Commissioners: Commercial

24 July 2013, 12:39am-12:39am

#TCMC. Blogged by: Jon Hancock. “Entertaining as usual, although nothing new in terms of what they’re after – new, exciting, comedy, engaging… The real question is do the pitches and emails really get through…?” Top takeaways: For all channels  - GET TO KNOW THE BRANDS WELL BEFORE YOU PITCH ANYTHING.…

Wednesday Workshop - Monetising Digital Content

11 July 2013, 10:45am-10:45am

#TCMC Producer/Contributor: Nicholas Lovell, Director, Gamesbrief Blogged by: Jon Hancock   "Very interesting, eye-opening session, full of interesting statistics. I had no idea so much money could be made, potentially, from something which was theoretically a freebie. The speaker kept mentioning that he was short of time, so I guess…

A blogger's blog.

26 June 2013, 7:39pm-7:39pm

#TCMC Jon Hancock, Series Producer with CBeebies, will be returning again to the CMC as one of the blogging team. Here, Jon looks ahead to the conference, and back over his past year. Other members of the blogging team will be introducing themselves too in the run up to the…