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Sunday, 12 November, 2000, 23:17 GMT
Children's favourites honoured
Katy Hill
Katy Hill shows off her Bafta for best presenter
The Tweenies, Teletubbies and Ant and Dec are among the winners in this year's Children's Baftas.

The creator of Teletubbies received a special award for her services to children's television.

Anne Wood was honoured by the BBC director-general Greg Dyke for her outstanding contribution to television at the Children's British Academy of Film and Television Art (Bafta) awards in London.

Mrs Wood's company, Ragdoll, has produced the Teletubbies, Tots TV and Rosie and Jim.

Her success has made her a millionairess. Earlier this year she won the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Hilton Hotel

However, her Teletubbies were beaten by another BBC all-singing all dancing phenomenon, the Tweenies, in the Pre-School Live Action category.

Anne Wood
Anne Wood is the creator of the Teletubbies

The awards ceremony, at London's Hilton Hotel, was co-presented by Spice Girl Emma Bunton and Live & Kicking presenter Ortis.

The BBC Newsround's programme about Russian orphanages won the Children's Bafta's best factual programme.

The undercover report from inside Russia's orphanages showed how disabled children are condemned to bedridden lives where they are deprived of love, stimulation or exercise.

Children's Bafta winners
Animation, Foxbusters
Drama, Pig Heart Boy
Entertainment, SMTV: Live
Factual, Newsround
Feature Film, The Iron Giant
International, Pablo - The Little Red Fox
Pre-School Animation, Maisy
Pre-school live Action, Tweenies
Schools drama, Dream On
Schools Factual Primary, English Express: Texts - Football
Schools Factual Secondary, Lifeschool Sex- Saying It for the Girls
The Lego/Bafta Kids' Vote, SMTV:Live
The Special Award, Anne Wood
The Presenter's Award, Katy Hill
The Writer's Award, Richard Carpenter and Helen Cresswell

Katy Hill, who hosts the BBC's Saturday morning Live & Kicking show, won The Presenter's Award - a new category in the five-year-old awards which celebrates the best of British children's programming.

The popular ITV children's television show SMTV: Live celebrated a double success after winning two Baftas.

The ITV Saturday morning show's presenters Ant, Dec and Cat collected a Bafta for Best Entertainment programme.

Favourite programme

Children from across the country also crowned the show as their favourite programme in the Lego/Bafta Kids' Vote category.

Foxbusters, a series about a crack squadron of chickens with legendary powers of flight and resourcefulness, featuring the voices of Whoopi Goldberg, Joanna Lumley and Jane Horrocks, won the animation category.

Emma Bunton
Spice Girl was a co-presenter of the Childrens' BAFTA awards

The Iron Giant, the film based on the Iron Man, by the late Ted Hughes - the former Poet Laureate - beat off competition from Chicken Run, Toy Story 2 and Stuart Little to win best Feature Film.

The film, featuring voices from Friends star Jennifer Aniston and Harry Connick Jr, follows the adventures of an enormous robot that falls from the stars and nine-year-old Hogarth who becomes his friend.

Jamie Bell, star of the film Billy Elliot and pop stars Louise, Billie Piper and S Club 7, plus Olympic heptathlon champion Denise Lewis attended the awards.

See also:

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