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.

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Produced by Factory for Coolabi Productions Ltd, CBeebies, Smallfilms and Sprout, Clangers launched in June and ranked as the best-performing children’s programme on all channels for the first half of 2015.

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