Andrew Davenport

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 reviews

All Aboard The Ninky Nonk!

by Andrew Davenport

All Aboard the Ninky Nonk is book one in a series of six books aimed at the 0-2 years market that are based on episodes of the children’s television series In The Nig [...]

Series: In The Night Garden
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Ooh Pretty Flower!

by Andrew Davenport

Ooh Pretty Flower! Is the second book from the In The Night Garden collection and is a board book containing bright and colourful pictures of characters from the television [...]

Series: In The Night Garden
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Happy Waving Game!

by Andrew Davenport

The Happy Waving Game is the forth book in a series of six based on the successful CBeebies television programme. Set in a magical garden that exists in the twilight before [...]

Series: In The Night Garden
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Time To Wash Faces!

by Andrew Davenport

'In the Night Garden' is a magical book for under-threes, about the dreaming time between waking and sleeping. Reached by following a magical little blue star, the [...]

Series: In The Night Garden
Published: 2007

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Bouncy Jumping Game!

by Andrew Davenport

The Bouncy Jumping game is the fifth book in a series of six that is based o the successful BBC children’s television programme also written and co-created by Andrew [...]

Series: In The Night Garden
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Upsy Daisy Wants To Sing!

by Andrew Davenport

This book sees the permanently cheerful Upsy Daisy, best friend of Igglepiggle and a reoccurring character in all the In The Night Garden books, take her megaphone and stan [...]

Series: In The Night Garden
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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