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Lucy is an award winning children's writer with over 30 years' experience in TV, Film, Animation and Puppets. She broke into mainstream TV in the late eighties with a 4 minute play for Channel 4, entitled 'Head Girl' starring Trudy Styler. She worked as a regular scriptwriter on NO. 73, a popular Saturday morning kids show. This led to further work on puppet and educational programmes. She also did some sketch writing for Motormouth, and the Kate and Ted Robbins show for Granada.

Since then she has worked on numerous live action, animation and puppet TV shows for a large variety of companies such as HIT Entertainment, Ludorum, Aardman, The Jim Henson Company, King Rollo, Siriol Productions, Carlton Television, Collingwood O'Hare, Scottish Television, Media Merchants, Cosgrove Hall, Film and General, CITV and CBBC as well as companies abroad such as Hor and Lies in Berlin, and Marina Productions and Alphanim in France.

Lucy's TV credits include triple award winning Shaun the Sheep for Aardman, (which won an Emmy, a Bafta and Writers Guild Award) , Angelina Ballerina for Hit, Chuggington for Ludorum, Animal Stories for Tony Collingwood Productions/BBC/ Disney Channel, and winner of the Bafta pre-school animation award ) the Blobs for Siriol Productions/STV, Monster TV for CBBC, Gypsy Girl for Film and General/ITV, Magic Key Adventures (based on Oxford Reading Tree) for Hit Entertainment/BBC Education, two series of Star Street (drama vehicle for the Allstars Pop group), for Carlton/CITV and the Bafta-winning The Hoobs for Hensons/C4.

She also created her own original children's comedy drama show, Big Kids, for CBBC, starring Imogen Stubbs, which aired in 2000 and was re-run for many years with consistently high ratings.

She worked with the UK Film Council from 2002 - 2004 on her screenplay for 'Young Santa' ,which eventually became a book published with Hodder in 2005 entitled 'Nickolai of the North' , followed by a sequel 'Nickolai's Quest' published in 2007. She is planning to extend the franchise to include a 3rd title to complete a trilogy.

She is currently working with Gatehouse Productions on the film adaptation of Nickolai of the North as Creative/Associate Producer. She is also working on a film adaptation of Big Kids.

Lucy has also done development work on several TV series, including a comedy/drama family series for Jim Henson Entertainment, 'Living with Dinosaurs', based on a TV film by Anthony Minghella, 'Wannabe Angels' for Carlton television and Optomen Productions, and various new shows for Hit Entertainment.

She has served on the Children's Committee at BAFTA, and the Children's Committee and the Film Committee at the Writer's Guild of Great Britain. She has chaired awards juries for both committees.

She has also worked as a visiting lecturer in schools and universities and on residential development courses such as the PAL/Pygmalion European Development Programme, the Cinemagic Children's Film Festival in Belfast and the Kids Regio children's film conference in Germany.