Ian Allen is a puppeteer, writer, director and actor. He runs Playboard Puppets which he set up with the late John Thirtle. Ian created the classic children’s tv series Button Moon and The Spooks of Bottle Bay.
He has written and directed numerous theatre shows, as well as working with The Muppets and on advertising campaigns such as the Nat West Pigs. Ian has recently lectured at the BFI (British Film Institute). His vast – and unique – collection of advertising memorabilia has featured in many books, magazines and programmes.