Anna Home OBE


Finance & Young Talent Programme
 

Director, Producer and Executive Producer for BBC TV’s Children’s programmes for over two decades, she specialised in children’s dramas, being responsible for starting ‘Grange Hill’ as well as bringing ‘The Narnia Chronicles’, ‘The Borrowers’ and many other classic children’s books to the television screen.   After 20 years in the BBC she became a member of the winning consortium, which set up TVS, the ITV licensee for the south and south east of England.   There she became the Controller of Programmes (SE) in 1981, responsible for setting up a completely new production centre in Maidstone.  

 

In 1986 she was invited to return to the BBC as Head of Children’s Television, where she was responsible for more than 1,000 hours of programming for children of all ages, with responsibility for a multi million pound budget and 400 staff.   Her final commission for the BBC was ‘Teletubbies’.   She has been a member of the Councils of BAFTA and the RTS and chaired the EBU (European Broadcasting Union) Children’s Group for many years as well as Chairing the 2nd World Summit On TV For Children.   Currently Anna is Chief Executive of the Children’s Film and Television Foundation UK and is on the board of Screen South.   She also works as a freelance consultant.  She was awarded the OBE in 1993 and has received numerous awards and accolades for her contribution to Children and Young People’s Television.   She is the author of a book about the history of children’s television ‘Into the Box of Delights’. She has won several Lifetime Achievements Awards, including one from BAFTA.

 

 

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