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Our Children’s Future: Does Public Service Media Matter?

Anne Wood CBE

Anne Wood CBE

In 1984 Anne Wood founded Ragdoll Productions, whose work is loved by children around the world.  Since then, Ragdoll has produced more than 1,500 programmes aimed at the youngest viewers, including a number of award-winning shows, particularly the hugely successful 'Teletubbies' and 'In the Night Garden'.  Ragdoll won the BAFTA CHILDREN'S AWARD for Independent Production Company 2008.

Anne was born in County Durham and qualified as a secondary school teacher.  One of her early missions was to encourage children to read.  After founding the Books for Your Children magazine and setting-up the Federation of Children’s Book Groups, Anne became a sort-after consultant embracing book publishing, radio and television.  She took the leap into independent TV production when she founded Ragdoll Productions, now known as an innovative content provider.



Not Waving, But Drowning - An independent children’s producer’s perspective

Once upon a time in the United Kingdom every broadcaster originated children’s programmes.  It was an accepted requirement, integral to the privilege of broadcasting.  It was built into the BBC Charter from the beginning.  Children’s culture was recognised and perceived as important.  This premise was consequently also adopted by the ITV companies.  The then Independent […]

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