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

The BBC swept the board at this year'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 animation category. The BBC also won best drama for Bootleg, beating CiTV's My Parents Are Aliensand its own dramas Behind Closed Doorsand The Story of Tracy Beaker, about domestic violence and fostering respectively.

The top entertainment prize went to CBBC Scotland for The Ravenwhile, in factual, Blue Peterwon an award 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 schools drama, international and schools 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 took a prize for its pre-school animation Hilltop Hospital, produced 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 Commercials, while 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 contribution to children's programming went to former S4C founder Christopher Grace.

The awards took place in London on 30 November.

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