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Melissa Hardinge

CBBC

Executive Editor, Independents

Melissa Hardinge

After qualifying as a solicitor, Melissa Hardinge joined the BBC as a Trainee Assistant Producer in Presentation, working with Andi Peters and Edd the Duck! She went on to produce the pop music show ‘The O Zone’, before moving to the BBC Children’s Department as an Assistant Producer.  She left the BBC to produce ‘The Big Breakfast’ at Channel Four, followed by a variety of music entertainment shows for LWT.  She rejoined the BBC’s Children’s Department, producing many key titles such as ‘Record Breakers’, ‘Live and Kicking’, ‘Top of the Pops Saturday’ and ‘Blue Peter’.  She is currently a Senior Executive Producer, working on the Indie commissioning team at CBBC Channel, and looks after a variety CBBC’s leading comedy and entertainment brands such as ‘Friday Download’, ‘Horrible Histories’, and ‘Dani’s Castle’. 

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