Baroness Benjamin scores major victory to protect children’s televisionMarc Ehrenbold
Benjamin has spent nine months of campaigning in Parliament to achieve this hard won victory and, in recognition of her role, the bill will bear her name rather than the government’s, a rare move.
It’s notoriously difficult to get private member’s bills passed into law, and Benjamin thought it was all over in February when the government said they intended to keep the status quo.
However, she persisted, teaming up with a civil servant who fortuitously knew her from her former career. The Baroness told Broadcast magazine:
“He said, ‘I totally agree. We’ve only got two weeks, but I promise we will make this happen. I watched you when I was little and I want my children to have the same affection that I had for shows I watched when I was young.'”
Ice Film are proud to be involved with the top CBBC children’s drama Hetty Feather, soon to return for a fourth season!