Kay Benbow

Kay Benbow Obituary

Millions of children owe a debt to Kay Benbow, the former CBeebies Controller, who has died at the age of 62.

She helped to bring to the screen numerous shows that engaged and educated generations of youngsters, including In the Night Garden, Octonauts and Tweenies.

Kay was renowned for creating ambitious children’s television – from commissioning TV’s first animated autistic character, Pablo, to introducing the CBeebies pantomime, to an adaptation of The Tempest performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company.