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Monday, November 8, 1999 Published at 13:22 GMT


Baftas honour Zoe and Jamie

Jamie Theakston was at the ceremony to collect the award

The last episode of Live & Kicking to be presented by Zoe Ball and Jamie Theakston has scooped one of the most prestigious awards in children's television.

[ image: Live and Kicking's former co-host Zoe Ball]
Live and Kicking's former co-host Zoe Ball
The BBC One Saturday morning show won the Best Entertainment category at the fourth Children's Bafta Awards.

Theakston was among guests at this evening's awards ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in central London.

The ceremony was hosted by Katy Hill, presenter of children's favourite Blue Peter, which was not nominated for any awards this year.

The BBC made or co-produced five of the 11 main winners, including the categories for Best Animation and Best Drama.

[ image: Kermit's creators were also honoured by the academy]
Kermit's creators were also honoured by the academy
Newer channels, such as specialist children's station Nickelodeon and Welsh-language S4C, also had a look-in, winning an award each.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, which chooses Bafta winners, also honoured the creators of The Muppets, the children's classic which gave the world Kermit the Frog among others.

The Jim Henson Company, represented by boss Brian Henson, was presented with a special award to mark its outstanding achievement in children's entertainment.

Roy Thompson, head of children's commissioning at the BBC, paid tribute to the success of the programmes produced by his department.

He said: "Children's BBC is extremely happy to continue to win awards for its distinctive and quality programmes."

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