The BBC swept the board at last night's British Academy Children's Film and Television Awards winning a total of eight awards.

The BBC swept the board at last night's British Academy Children's Film and Television Awards winning a total of eight awards.

Bob the Builder Special - A Christmas to Remember , through HOT Animation for HIT Entertainment/BBC won the top prize in the animation category, beating the three CITV nominations Albie, Bounty Hamsterand Pongwiffy.

It also won best drama for Bootlegbeating CITV's My Parents are Aliensand Behind Closed Doorsand The Story of Tracy Beaker, two CBBC/BBC1 dramas which cover domestic violence and fostering from a child's perspective.

For the first time in five years, all the nominations in the entertainment category were new programmes. The top prize went to CBBC Scotland for The Ravenwhile in factual, Blue Peterwon a BAFTA for its launch of the Tanzania Water Appeal. The programme's presenter Matt Baker also won in the presenter category for the second year running, beating CBBC's Angelica Bell, Five's Christian Stevenson and CBBC's Reggie Yates.

The BBC also won in the School Drama, International and School's Factual - Primary categories with Lion Mountainthrough Resource Base, Arthurthrough WGBH Educational Foundation/Cinar Productions Inc, and Let's Write a Story: Writing Academyfrom CBBC Education/BBC2.

CiTV won a BAFTA for its pre-school animation Hilltop Hospitalproduced by Siriol Productions and one for its pre-school live action programme Ripley and Scuff.

Channel 4 and Double Exposure won an award in Schools Factual - Secondary for The English Programme: Film Focus: Animation - Food Commercialswhile the winner in the writer category was Alex Williams for Sir Gadabout: The Worst Knight in the Land.

The awards, now in their eighth year, introduced a new prize this year, the LEGO/BAFTA Kids Vote which went to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

The Special Award for outstanding creative contribution to children's programming went to Christopher Grace.