RIP Mark Hall

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If you’re of a certain age, and from the UK, the chances are the work of Cosgrove Hall touched your life – either as child or parent.

For years the Chorlton-based studio was the premiere home of British kids cartoons, and the studio’s closure by owners ITV in the late noughties represented the end of an era, something hammered home when the building used by Cosgrove Hall for years, tucked away down a lane in South Manchester, was sold for demolition.

Then last month came the news that Cosgrove Hall was to be restarted, after a fashion. Brian Cosgrove and Mark Hall were to partner with Irish entrepreneur Francis Fitzpatrick to launch a new firm, with Hall’s son Simon serving as MD. Continue reading