Maddy Darrall trained as a radio news journalist and took a work placement at the BBC to work on children’s show Newsround. This was the catalyst for Maddy’s career in children’s television and Billy Macqueen gave her a break as researcher on ITV’s children’s show Ghost Train. She has worked with Macqueen for much of the subsequent 25 years. During their time at the Walt Disney Company, Maddy created GMTV’s Diggit and CiTV’s animation & art show Draw Your Own Toons. She also spearheaded the creative development of websites for the pan-European children's TV brand Disney Club. Since 2000, Maddy’s key role at Darrall Macqueen has been to create and produce a rosta of new shows for both pre-school children and 6-11’s.
Maddy lives in west London with her cameraman husband Simon Reay and their two young sons Ralph and Ned.