Following hot on the heels of its first commission for Cbeebies, Adastra Creative is expanding its creative team, hiring Anna Starkey as consultant development producer.
Working with Adastra's founders and co-directors Mellie Buse and Jan Page, Starkey will be key to the company's continuing drive into in-house production.
Starkey is currently writing on Guess with Jess and Thomas the Tank Engine, while her writing and script-editing credits include Charlie & Lola, Bob the Builder, Pingu, Rubbadubbers and Angelina Ballerina.
She is also a sketch comedy and stand up performer and has worked on a number of non-children's programmes including BBC Proms.
Adastra is currently producing Cbeebies first comedy live action for pre-schoolers, Grandpa in My Pocket.