Anna Starkey was an episode writer for Thomas and Friends. She worked with HiT Entertainment as a script editor on three series: "Pingu", "Rubbadubbers", and "Angelina Ballerina". She left HiT Entertainment in 2005 to become a freelance writer. She found work on the BBC's children's show "Charlie and Lola" as a script editor and voice-director. She briefly returned to HiT to write one episode for Thomas and Friends. She also works as a stand-up comedian.