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Jo Clegg

Writer, Children's, Preschool, 6+ years, Animation - Kids (animation and live action)

Agent: Jean Kitson -

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Jo is an experienced preschool and 6+ scriptwriter who loves writing for kids. She’s the writer of 24 episodes of multi BAFTA and Emmy-winning Hey Duggee (Studio AKA/CBeebies). She’s currently writing on series 5 of Hey Duggee (Studio AKA) and series 4 of non-verbal show Oddbods for Moonbug Entertainment. She has also written for its spin-off property Minibods and for Pip and Posy S2 for Magic Light Pictures.

Jo’s funny, thoughtful scripts combine a skill in connecting to characters to mine heartfelt stories with a strength for silliness and comedy action.

Before she became a writer, Jo was a comedy producer in radio and television working on sitcoms, sketch shows and panel games. She’s written two novels, The Summer Holiday and Here Comes the Sun, but novels are hard, and lonely, and the people in kids’ TV are the best, so that’s her focus.



Stan & Gran
Jellyfish Entertainment

Was in the writers’ room and currently writing episodes for upcoming inaugural Jellyfish Original series

Title TBA
Sky Kids

Writing episodes for greenlit animated series for Sky Kids

Dog Squad
Hello Halo Kids

Writing across S2. Nominated for a 2024 Prix Jeunesse.

Hey Duggee V
Studio AKA

2 x 7′ episodes for Series 5

Title TBA
Moonbug Entertainment / OneAnimation

4 x 3.5′ episodes for upcoming Series 4 of non-verbal animated pre-school series

Title TBA
Mint Copenhagen / Nickelodeon

Writing episodes for upcoming animated pre-school series

Title TBA
Nest Productions

Development script


Stan Can (2023)
CBeebies / iGeneration Studios

Wrote 1 episode for upcoming animated series

Minibods (2022-2023)
Moonbug Entertainment / OneAnimation

4 x 7′ episodes of exciting new non-verbal pre-school animation series

Pip and Posy S2
Magic Light Pictures / Sky

Wrote 3 x 7′ episodes for this beloved pre-school series

Hey Duggee IV (2021-2022)
Studio AKA / CBeebies

5 x 7′ episodes for Series 4

– The Wisdom Badge
– The Choir Badge
– The Dream Badge
– The Commuting Badge
– The List Badge

Alice's Diary (2021)
Gepetto Films / Sardinha em Lata

7 x 4′ episodes

Big Tree City (2020)
Blue-Zoo Animation

Commissioned to write 2 x 11′ script for new action-comedy series

Princess Doremi (2020)
FZ Entertainment (China)

6 x 11′ episodes for new preschool animation series

The Adventures of Paddington S2 (2020)
Klockwork / Studiocanal / Nick Jr

Wrote 1 x 11′ episode for the second series

Pip & Posy (2020)
Magic Light Pictures / Milkshake!

2 x 7′ episodes on new preschool animated series

Hey Duggee III (2018-2019)
Studio AKA / CBeebies

8 x 7′ episodes for Series 3

– The Pen Pal Badge
– The Being Quiet Badge
– The History Badge
– The Family Photo Badge
– The Favourite Badge
– The Diplomacy Badge
– The Baby Sitter Badge
– The Buddy Badge

Go Jetters III (2018-2019)

4 x 11′ episodes for Series 3

Untitled (2018)
Jellyfish Pictures

Commissioned to develop a bible and pilot script for a new animation

Ladybird Lu (2017)
Brown Bag Films

Development on major new pre-school project for this leading animation house

Go Jetters II (2016-2017)

4 x 11′ episodes for Series 2

Tee & Mo (2017)
Plug-in Media/CBeebies

2 x 7′ episodes for narrative animation based on the popular online characters

Mumfie (2017)
Zodiak Kids

Development episode for a new version of the classic character

Lilybuds (2016-2017)
Zodiak Kids

5 x 11′ episodes

Bitz and Bob (2016-2017)

1 x 11′ episode

Hey Duggee II (2015-2016)
Studio AKA/CBeebies

6 x 7′ episodes for Series 2

– The Juice Badge
– The Tadpole Badge
– The Medicine Badge
– The Making Friends Badge
– The Yoga Badge
– The Party Badge

WINNER: Best Preschool Series at the 7th International Emmy Awards 2019

WINNER: Episode ‘The Tadpole Badge’ BAFTA Children’s Awards 2017 in the Pre-School category

Ruff Ruff Tweet & Dave II (2015-2016)
Collingwood & Co/CBeebies

12 x 11′ episodes for the second series of this animated pre-school show

The Hive II (2015)
Lupus Films/Disney Channel

7′ episodes for the new season

Hey Duggee (2014-2015)
Studio AKA/CBeebies

5 x 7′ episodes for Series 1

– The Rocking Horse Badge
– The Big Parade Badge
– The Teddy Bear Badge
– The Spider Badge
– The Puppy Badge

Development Project (2014)

Co-writer of bible for new animated show, commissioned to pilot script

Toot the Tiny Tugboat (2014)
Lupus Films/C5

2 x 11′ episodes for this new show

Poppy Cat II (2013-2014)
Coolabi/Nick Jr

6 x 11′ episodes of pre-school animation

Rusty Knight II (2013)
Caligari Film/ZDF

1 x 11′ episodes of CG animated comedy series for 6-10 year olds

Tilly & Friends (2012)
Jam Media/CBeebies

4 x 11′ episodes for this pre-school animation

The Flower Shop (2012)
Storfisk Spain

Story development and 3 x 7′ episodes

Fungi (2011)
Storfisk Spain

12 x 7′ episodes and script editor for other 14 episodes written by Andrew Brenner

The Hive (2010)
Lupus Films/GMTV

4 x 7′ episodes

Gaspard Et Lisa (2009)
Chorion Silver Lining/TF1

5 x 11′ as writer

35 x 11′ as co head-writer

Noddy in Toyland (2008)
Chorion Silver Lining/Milkshake! C5

6 x 11′ as writer

46 x 11′ episodes as script editor

Olivia (2008)
Chorion Silver Lining/Milkshake! C5

26 x 11′ episodes

Re-writing US scripts for UK

Kids Live Action

Hotel Trubble (2010)

1 x 30′ episode

Lifebites (2007)

Development for sketch show

The World According to Me (2006)
Dandy Productions/CBBC

2 x 15′ episodes

7 x 2′ webisodes

Emu (2005)

6 x 13′ episodes as writer

20 x 13′ episodes as Head Writer / Script Editor

The New Worst Witch (2004)
Granada Productions

1 x 30′ episode

The Crust (2003)
Darrall Macqueen/CBBC

2 x 30′ episodes


Drop Off / Pick Up (2005-2006)
Assembly Media

60′ comedy drama pilot script and series development

Really it was Nothing (2004)
Hat Trick Productions

1 x 30′ sitcom pilot

Sorry About My Sister (2002-2003)
Talkback Thames

1 x 30′ sitcom pilot