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Andrew Davenport

CEO, New Children's Venture

Andrew Davenport is CEO of Shine Group’s new children’s venture focusing on creating both traditional and interactive content for young children.

Dubbed ‘the JK Rowling of the under fives’, and described by Russell T Davies as ‘up there with Stoppard and Beckett’, Andrew is the award-winning creator, writer and composer of In the Night Garden and co-creator/writer of all 365 episodes of Teletubbies.

Teletubbies pioneered programming for pre-school children winning in total 17 industry awards, has been seen in over 120 countries and translated into 45 languages. In the Night Garden won two BAFTA’s (2007 and 2008) and a Broadcast Award in 2010.

Andrew joined Shine Group in April 2012 to set up a new children’s venture and is currently developing a slate of groundbreaking content for children.


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