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Mellie began her career as a voice director and writer in Audio Publishing. She went on to write on many of the best known children’s brands. She was Head Writer/Creative Producer for Jim Henson’s ‘The Hoobs’ and Script Editor on ‘Charlie and Lola’. She set up Adastra Creative, a writer-led Indie, nine years ago with fellow writer Jan Page. Their first commission, ‘Grandpa in my Pocket’ for Cbeebies has been nominated three times for a BAFTA and won the Welsh Bafta for Best Children’s Programme in 2010. It has sold to over 105 territories worldwide. They have just started shooting a further 52 episodes. The critically acclaimed Grandpa Stage Show is currently now on tour in the UK. Adastra’s latest production – ‘Ha Ha Hairies’ – a Cartoonito/s4c commission, is now on air in the UK and across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Australia.