Polly Churchill was a playwright and children’s writer, who worked on much loved CBeebies shows such as TEACUP TRAVELS for CBeebies (on which she was head writer) and TOPSY AND TIM (which won the Broadcast Award 2017 in the Preschool category). She also wrote and co-produced an interactive BAFTA nominated Key Stage 1 project called WAYS OF TALKING for Gamelab London and BBC Learning. Polly’s other credits include numerous episodes of CAPTAIN MACK for Kickback Media/CITV, JIM JAM AND SUNNY for Wish Films/CITV, the BAFTA-winning HOOBS series for Jim Henson Company/Channel 4, POSTMAN PAT for Entertainment Rights, BOB THE BUILDER and RUBBADUBBERS for HIT Entertainment, THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE for Gullane, and FIMBLES for Novel Entertainment.
As a playwright Polly was selected for the Royal Court Theatre's writers' programme 2014. Her short play, C.O.C, co-written with Vanessa Wilkins, was produced for Little Pieces of Gold at Southwark Playhouse in 2013, and four other short stage plays were produced in 2012; UPSTAGE at Camden People's Theatre, THE VIEW FROM HERE at Theatre 503, LIDO as part of the Little Pieces of Gold New Writing Showcase at Southwark Playhouse, and SWARM, again at CPT. Her dramatic monologue SAFE TO SHOOT featured in the show FEMAGE A TROIS produced by Loquitur Theatre Company in venues in London, Brighton and Edinburgh in 2017. Polly's play FRIDGE! - a show about climate change aimed at kids, which premiered as part of the Rising Tides collection at the HighTide Festival in 2014 – was workshopped by producer Neil Sheppeck and director Gavin Dent. She wrote three radio plays for BBC Radio 4 and 5 and her short film, ARMS OF AN ANGEL, screened at Raindance, was selected by the BBC Short Film Festival, and was winner of the BBC Radio 1 Best First Film Award.
Polly died in June 2018.