BBC Studios’ Head of Kids & Family Productions, Helen Bullough, is leaving the company after 11 years. During her tenure, Bullough oversaw programming including “JoJo & Gran Gran,” “My Mum Tracy Beaker” and “Blue Peter.”
Bullough, who will continue in the role until later this year, previously served as Head of BBC Children’s In House Productions until April, when the unit was moved into the pubcaster’s commercial arm as part of the BBC Studios Kids & Family division under Cecilia Persson. She originally joined the BBC as a trainee news broadcast journalist, and eventually rose to Head of BBC Entertainment Productions North in 2009.
“Helen is a highly respected creative leader who has made an invaluable contribution to children’s television in her time with the BBC and BBC Studios. She will be dearly missed, not just for her incredible expertise, empathy and deep understanding for our young audience, but for her warmth, care and exceptional leadership across her production teams,” Persson commented.
Patricia Hidalgo, Director of BBC Children’s & Education, added: “Helen has led the BBC Children’s & Education in-house production team with creative flair and passion for the last 11 years, making some of our biggest, award-winning titles as well as long lasting friendships along the way. We will all miss Helen and wish her every success for the future.”