CBBC conquers Kids' Baftas

Winners Winners (clockwise from top left): Horrible Histories, Roy, Friday Download and Khalil Madovi

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CBBC was named channel of the year at the Children's Bafta awards ceremony last night after hoovering up awards in the main genre categories.

Horrible Histories won its third consecutive comedy award while Friday Download came top in the entertainment category.

CBBC documentary My Life picked up the award for factual as Anglo-Irish production Roy won for drama.

In the performer category, Khalil Madovi, the 14-year-old star of new CBBC comedy 4 O'Clock Club, won ahead of more experienced actors.

CBeebies' favourite Justin Fletcher triumphed again in the presenter category for Something Special, making him the most-awarded children's host.

Fletcher's other series Justin's House, which launched last year, was named best programme for Pre-School Live Action.

BBC Learning also won two awards in the primary and secondary categories for Seeking Refuge and L8R Youngers 2.

Joe Godwin, BBC Children's director, described the wins as "brilliant", adding that: "UK kids expect and deserve great TV and web content made just for them."

"I'm especially pleased that CBBC was named channel of the year, as it's the only children's channel making UK drama and serious documentaries for children."

In a competitive UK market of around 35 children's channels, CBeebies and CBBC remain the most popular.

They respectively reach a weekly average of 48% and 34% among their target audiences of under-6s and 6-12 year olds.

However DQF plans mean that BBC One and Two will drop the children's programming blocks at the end of the year now that digital switchover is complete.

Sir David Jason presented the special award to Dangermouse creator Brian Cosgrove, who also helped make The BFG, Wind In The Willows and Count Duckula.

Cosgrove said: "Hopefully, via the programmes we made, we brought pleasure to many generations of viewers."

Below is the full list of winners:

Special award

Brian Cosgrove


The Amazing World Of Gumball (Cartoon Network Europe with Dandelion Studios, Boulder Media & Studio)

Channel of the year



Horrible Histories (Lion TV/Citrus Television/CBBC)


Roy (JAM Media/CBBC)


Friday Download (Saltbeef Productions/CBBC)


My Life: Me, My Dad and His Kidney (Nine Lives Media/CBBC)

Feature Film

The Hunger Games (Lionsgate)

Independent production company

Blue-Zoo Productions


Nightmare High (Somethin' Else/Channel 4)


SpongeBob SquarePants (MTV Networks International/United Plankton Pictures/Nickelodeon UK)

Learning - Primary

Seeking Refuge (Mosaic Films/The Learning Zone on BBC Two)

Learning - Secondary

L8R Youngers 2 (Actorshop Productions/The Learning Zone on BBC Two)


Khalil Madovi (Josh Carter) - 4 O'Clock Club (CBBC)

Pre-school animation

Peppa Pig (Astley Baker Davies/Five)

Pre-school live action

Justin's House (CBeebies)


Justin Fletcher - Something Special (CBeebies)

Short form

Share A Story 2011 (CiTV)

Video game

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure (Activision)


Ben Bocquelet, James Lamont, Jon Foster - The Amazing World of Gumball (Cartoon Network UK)

Bafta Kids' vote - voted by 7-14s

Film: The Smurfs

TV: Good Luck Charlie (Disney Channel)

Video Game: Temple Run

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