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Horrible Histories wins fourth consecutive children's Bafta

Horrible Histories
Image caption Horrible Histories is popular with both children and adults

BBC educational sketch series Horrible Histories has become the first programme to win four consecutive Baftas at the Children's Awards, having topped the comedy category yet again.

CBeebies, aimed at 0 to 6-year-olds, took channel of the year for the fourth time, having last won it in 2011.

CITV's Share a Story, based on stories by children, won the short form prize for the second year running.

The Amazing World of Gumball took the writing prize, having won it in 2012.

It features a blue 12-year-old cat called Gumball who finds himself entangled in troublesome situations.

Room on the Broom, the animated adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's book which was shown on BBC One on Christmas Day last year, took the honours for animation.

Image caption Wolfblood actor Bobby Lockwood won the best performer award

Sam Nixon and Mark Rhodes shared their first Bafta in the presenter category, for CBBC's Sam & Mark's Big Friday Wind-Up, while Wolfblood actor Bobby Lockwood won for best performer for his leading role in the supernatural drama.

The pre-school animation prize was won by CBeebies' Timmy Time, made by the BBC and Aardman Animations, and the channel's Ugly Duckling won for pre-school live action.

Ang Lee's Oscar-winning Life of Pi won the best feature film, beating Paranorman and Wreck-It Ralph, while zany animation Adventure Time won in the international category.

CBBC took the honours for drama with The Dumping Ground, for factual with Operation Ouch! and entertainment with Help! My Supply Teacher is Still Magic.

The primary learning category was won by Children of World War 2 while the secondary learning category was won by Just a Few Drinks. Both programmes were produced by educational production company Evans Woolfe Media.

Biddy Baxter, who was editor of Blue Peter from 1962 to 1988, was given a special award for outstanding creative contribution to the industry. During her editorship, the show won 22 awards and Baxter was nominated for 12 Baftas, winning two.

Moshi Monsters took the original interactive prize and the multiplatform award went to Kinect Sesame Street TV, while Skylanders Giants took the honours in the game category.

The Bafta kids' vote winners were also announced, after hundreds of thousands of votes were cast by seven to 14-year-olds in a nationwide poll. They chose Despicable Me 2 as best feature film, the Disney Channel's Jessie as best TV show, Bin Weevils as best website and Despicable Me: Minion Rush as best game.

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