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Zahara Andrews

Writer, Children's, Preschool, 6+ years, Animation

Agent: Jean Kitson -

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Zahara is a writer for children’s television. She has over 8 years industry experience in both animation and live-action. Zahara started her career in production working for HIT Entertainment and Penguin Random House before moving into writing. She has a love of storytelling and is currently writing on projects for Jellyfish Pictures, Blue Zoo, and Darrall Macqueen. Zahara has recently written on Moominvalley, Colourblocks, and The Adventures of Paddington for which the writing team was Emmy nominated.

When she is not writing for TV, Zahara develops her own original projects including writing children’s picture books. She loves nothing more than going off on an adventure and exploring new places as long as she can come back to her tea and slippers!



Title TBA (2023)
Darrall MacQueen

Writing 1 x 11″ episode of a brand new spin-off

Title TBA (2023)
Hocus Pocus Studios

Writing 3 x 7″ episodes

Title TBA (2024)
Aardman Animations

Wrote 1 x 3″ episodes on a beloved pre-school show

Stan & Gran
Jellyfish Entertainment

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

Oddbods Season 4
Moonbug Entertainment / OneAnimation

Wrote multiple episodes for non-verbal pre-school animated series

Mojo Swoptops
Blue Zoo / BBC

Writing 4 x 11′ episodes on upcoming vehicle adaptation series for BBC


Odo S2
Sixteen South

Wrote on the upcoming second series

Colourblocks (2023)
Blue Zoo / CBeebies

Wrote 1 episode for upcoming second series of preschool animation, now available on CBeebies and BBC iPlayer.

Moominvalley S4 (2023)
Gutsy Animations / Sky

Wrote 1 x 30′ episode for S4 of adaptation of beloved book property

Fireman Sam S16 (2023)

Wrote 1 x 10′ episode for the sixteenth series

Minibods (2022)
Moonbug Entertainment

Wrote 1 episode for brand-new non-verbal animated pre-school spin-off

The Adventures of Paddington S3 (2021-2022)
Blue Zoo / Studio Canal / Heyday Films

Wrote 3 x 11′ episodes for Series 3 of this animated adaptation based on the beloved book property by Michael Bond

– ‘Paddington and the Rainbow’
– ‘Paddington Finds a Hero’
– ‘Paddington and Aunt Lucy’s Last Day’

NOMINATED: Preschool Animated Series, Children’s and Family Emmy Awards 2023

Fireman Sam S15 (2022)

Wrote 2 x 10′ episodes for the fifteenth series

– ‘Country Market Chaos’
– ‘Something Fishy’

Pop Paper City (2021-2022)
LoveLoveFilms / Aardman / Milkshake!

Wrote 1 x 11′ episode for new pre-school animation show now available on Milkshake! and My5.

– ‘Plom’s Big Book Day’

Fireman Sam S14 (2021-2022)

Wrote 2 x 10′ episodes for the fourteenth series

– ‘Run Norman Run’
– ‘Keep Calm and Upward Octopus’

Colourblocks S1 (2021-2022)
Blue Zoo / CBeebies

Wrote 5 x 5′ episodes

Fireman Sam S13 (2020-2021)

Wrote 1 x 10′ episode for the thirteenth series

– ‘Seagull Shenanigans’