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Thursday, 13 April, 2000, 12:46 GMT 13:46 UK
Dinosaurs walk off with prize
Walking With Dinosaurs
Walking With Dinosaurs combined science with spectacular computer animation
The BBC's hit television series Walking With Dinosaurs has walked away with a top award.

The series was named best new programme at the Voice of the Listener and Viewer Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting.

The six-part series, narrated by Kenneth Branagh, used state of the art computer animation to show the behaviour of dinosaurs, on a scale which had not been attempted before.


Tyrannosaurus Rex
The series was a hit with both viewers and critics

Costing 6 million to make, it traced the history of dinosaurs from their origins in the Triassic period around 230 million years ago through to their extinction 65 million years ago.

Walking With Dinosaurs has already won a number of other awards, and the animation team behind it have been in high demand since the series was broadcast last year.

It is in the running at the Bafta craft awards at the end of April.

Long-running BBC Two satirical quiz Have I Got News For You, presented by Angus Deayton with Ian Hislop and Paul Merton, won the best television programme award.


Have I Got News For You
Have I Got News For You was named best television programme
BBC Radio 4 won a hat-trick of awards, including best radio programme for From Our Own Correspondent and best new radio programme for a dramatisation of Nicholas Nickleby.

The Best Individual Radio Contributor award was given to Radio 4's news presenter Nick Clarke.

Former BBC political reporter John Sergeant, who recently replaced Michael Brunson as ITN's political editor, won an award for best individual TV contributor.

A special accolade went to the makers of the BBC Two drama Shooting The Past, starring Timothy Spall and Lindsay Duncan, which told of a photographic archive faced with takeover by an American corporation.

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