Northern companies Factory and Nine Lives Media were among the winners at the Children’s BAFTA awards last night.
Altrincham-based Factory won the Pre-School – Animation category for its work on the revival of Clangers, beating Hey Duggee, Lily’s Driftwood Bay and Peppa Pig.
Manchester’s Nine Lives won the Factual award for its ground-breaking CBBC doc My Life: I Am Leo, which tells the story of 13-year-old Leo, a boy born with a girl’s body and one of the first children in Britain to be prescribed hormone blockers to prevent him growing into a young woman.
There were other awards for a host of Northern-based BBC programmes, including Gigglebiz, Swashbuckle, Old Jack’s Boat and The Dumping Ground.
The full list of winners:
Comedy – GIGGLEBIZ Anna Perowne, Vanessa Amberleigh, Simon Brown – CBeebies/CBeebies
Performer – JESSICA RANSOM as Mary Queen of Scots in Horrible Histories – CBBC
Drama – KATIE MORAG Production Team – Move On Up/CBeebies
Entertainment – SWASHBUCKLE Martin Williams-Neale, Geoff Coward, Jon Hancock – CBeebies/CBeebies
Factual – I AM LEO (MY LIFE) Phil Niland, Cat Lewis, Lyndsay Rowan – Nine Lives Media/CBBC
International – GRAVITY FALLS Production Team – Disney XD/Disney XD
Animation – THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL Ben Bocquelet, Mic Graves, Sarah Fell – Great Marlborough Productions Ltd/Cartoon Network
Interactive (Adapted) – THE DUMPING GROUND: YOU’RE THE BOSS Development Team – CBBC Interactive/Somethin’ Else
Interactive (Original) – VIRRY Svetlana Dragayeva, Martin Percy, Joanna Fogler – Fountain Digital Labs / UNIT9
Film (Kids’ Vote) – Minions
Game (Kids’ Vote) – Minecraft
Television (Kids’ Vote) – The Next Step
Learning (Primary) – MY LIFE, MY RELIGION Dawn Langan – BBC Learning/BBC Two
Learning (Secondary) – POETRY: BETWEEN THE LINES Production Team – Somethin’ Else for BBC Learning/BBC Two
Pre-School Animation – CLANGERS Production Team – Coolabi Productions Limited/Factory/CBeebies
Pre-School Live Action – OLD JACK’S BOAT Paul Shuttleworth, Dermot Canterbury, Bernard Cribbins – CBeebies/CBeebies
Presenter – SAM NIXON AND MARK RHODES Sam & Mark’s Big Christmas Wind-Up – CBBC
Feature Film – PADDINGTON Paul King, David Heyman – Heyday Films/StudioCanal
Short Form – OOGLIES Cameron Fraser, Neil Jack, Bob Last – Ko Lik Films Two Ltd/CBBC
Game – SPLATOON Development Team – Nintendo/Nintendo
Independent Production Company – Somethin’ Else
Writer – GUY BURT Harriet’s Army – CBBC
Special Award – Jocelyn Stevenson