About us

We are Darrall Macqueen – an award winning UK indie dedicated to producing high-quality and innovative children’s and pre-school entertainment for major broadcasters around the world.

BAFTA Awards


Topsy and Tim

In 2013, Darrall Macqueen produced the first live action pre-school drama, Topsy and Tim (60 x 11-minute episodes), which launched on CBeebies in November 2013.   It has become CBeebies’ top performing programme and also its most requested show on iPlayer, with 2.5 million requests in the month of November alone.  The Topsy and Tim game, “Fun Around the House”, launched on desktop and mobile devices and was CBeebies’ top performing game of the month.


Baby Jake

Our hit pre-school show Baby Jake wins Best Mixed Media Children’s Series at the British Animation Awards 2014.  Baby Jake is also nominated in the category Best Television Programme at the 2014 Taiwan International Children’s Film Festival – the only UK show to be nominated.



Baby Jake now airs in Asia, Australia, Italy, the Middle East, Poland, Portugal, Scandinavia, South Africa and Ukraine.  Pet Squad airs in Eire, Latin America, Singapore and Spain.




Best Pre-School Programme


Baby Jake wins Best Pre-School Programme of the Year at the Broadcast Awards 2013. Winning in a strong category against: Peppa Pig, Mike the Knight, Rastamouse, Mr Bloom’s Nursery and Woolly and Tig.


Darrall Macqueen the first in the Children’s Baftas

BAFTA named Darrall Macqueen the first recipient of the Production Company of the Year Award in the Children’s Baftas. Check out our Shows page to find out more about our award winning productions.