Andrew Davenport

Andrew Davenport portrait image to appear alongside the Andrew Davenport biography.

Andrew Davenport 42 has a BSc in speech science and is the co-creator and writer of the Teletubbies and In The Night Garden television series and books. He has also directed and produced for the Teletubbies and is also an actor, appearing as the character 'Tiny' in Tots TV.

It was whilst working as an actor on Tots TV that he first met and worked with Teletubbies and In The Night Garden co-creator and executive producer Anne Wood CBE. It is without doubt Andrew Davenport's writing on both shown and subsequent books that has inspired both parents and children alike with his fun and fantastical use of language from a young child's perspective. He has also courted controversy with claims of teaching children bad language skills with the use of phrases such as Eh-Oh for Hello (Teletubbies) and such characters as the Tombliboos (In The Night Garden) who's names 'Un', 'Oo' and 'Ee', represent the numbers 'One', 'Two' and 'Three' as a toddler would say them.

Nominated in both 1999 and 2000 for a Daytime Emmy alongside Anne Wood for Teletubbies, he has since won two BAFTA Children's Awards for his work on both Teletubbies (2002) and In The Night Garden (2007)

Davenport lives in London and has five godchildren aged between 10 years and 10 months old.

Andrew Davenport books reviewed

Bibliography

  • All Aboard The Ninky Nonk!
  • Ooh Pretty Flower!
  • The Happy Waving Game!
  • Time To Wash Faces!
  • The Bouncy Jumping Game!
  • Upsy Daisy Wants To Sing!