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Benbow named acting BBC Children’s boss

Kay Benbow has been named acting director of BBC Children’s. The CBeebies controller will take over the duties Joe Godwin left open when he accepted the post of head of BBC Academy, the training arm of the UK pubcaster. She will combine the BBC Children’s duties, in which she will work closely with CBBC controller […]

CBBC, ZDFE visit Scream Street

UK children’s channel CBBC has come on board a fast-paced comedy series that Germany’s ZDF Enterprises will sell on the international market. The 52x11mins Scream Street will be a stop-motion animation series from UK indies Coolabi and Factory Transmedia, the latter of which has just joined as coproducer. Puppet and model making firm Mackinnon & […]

Iconic kids series Danger Mouse gets rebooted

Iconic animated series Danger Mouse is the latest kids show to be resurrected. UK public broadcaster the BBC’s digital kids channel CBBC will air the new version of the classic show, about a crime-fighting rodent and his hamster sidekick. The original series (pictured) was produced by Cosgrove Hall for ITV franchisee Thames Television. It debuted […]

FremantleMedia and BBC on kids partnership

Earlier this year the BBC and the Kids and Family division of FremantleMedia inked a multi-year deal that will see them co-develop and produce a range of kids series for preschool and older audiences, across live-action and animation. BBC Children’s boss Joe Godwin and FremantleMedia Kids and Family Entertainment’s Bob Higgins tell Stewart Clarke about […]

News brief: CBBC orders two shows from Zodiak’s Lucky Day

UK kids channel CBBC has ordered a pair of shows from Lucky Day, the UK producer owned by Zodiak Media. Disaster Chefs is a 10x30mins series, hosted by Gastronauts’ Stefan Gates, in which a celebrity cook will help a child who has reported his or her parent for being a terrible cook. It will debut […]

New season order for FremantleMedia’s Strange Hill High

CBBC has ordered another series of comedy series Strange Hill High, ahead of the first one airing on the UK kids channel. The multimedia series is a coproduction between FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment and CBBC with Factory Transmedia. The first season will go out this spring. The second 13x30mins helping will air next year. […]