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Writer

Sue MonroeSue Monroe is a British author and television presenter. Sue started her career as a presenter on ‘Playdays’ (BBC) where she also went on to puppeteer ‘Poppy the Cat’ for the popular daily children’s programme. After ‘Playdays’, Sue worked as a puppeteer/voice artist on ‘The Shiny Show’ which was made for the BBC as part of Cbeebies.

Shortly after filming on’ The Shiny Show’ finished, Sue went onto present Cbeebies and was one of the four original presenters, from the channel’s conception for a five year period, followed by presenting and voice artistry for other channels.

Sue is an accomplished children’s author, writing her first children’s book entitled ‘The Magnificent Moon Hare’ in 2012. A second book in the series called ‘The Magnificent Moon Hare and the Foul Treasure’ followed and the Moon Hare books have now also been published in Germany, Italy, Spain and Turkey.

Sue is currently working on a new series of children’s books and also works as a presenter. We are delighted that Sue has authored the stories for Animal Fu, helping to bring the characters to life.

 

Musician

Keith HopwoodKeith Hopwood is Director of CHF Music.

A talented musician and composer, Keith was an original member of the 1960’s pop band Herman’s Hermits, which had many number-one hits in the US and the UK. Keith has a long history with Cosgrove Hall having written the theme tune to the adaptation of The Wind in the Willows, which was released as a single in 1984. Keith also co-wrote the music for Cosgrove Hall’s adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s Soul Music and produced the music to the 1989 film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The BFG.

Other Cosgrove Hall shows he composed for were Creepy Crawlies, Alias the Jester, Foxbusters, Andy Pandy, Discworld, and Albie as well as Pip Ahoy! In 2004 he composed the music for the remake of Pingu for HIT Entertainment and started work on the Bob the Builder TV series, which was to last until production ceased in 2011. In 2013 he formed a music rights company, CHF Music, with CHF to look after all the music content for their new shows and recently composed and recorded the theme tune for Pip Ahoy! sung by Stacey Solomon.

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