CBBC drama Roy wins BAFTA

CBBC's Roy. Photo: Jam Media/BBC
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CBBC series Roy, which is about an animated character trapped in the real world, has won the best drama prize at this year’s British Academy Children’s Awards.

The series, made by Jam Media, beat Lost Christmas, Postcode and Tracy Beaker Returns to win the BAFTA.

Other winners at the event, held last night in London, included Horrible Histories, which won the comedy category, and Justin Fletcher, who was named best presenter. According to BAFTA, Fletcher is now the “most awarded children’s presenter yet”.

At the ceremony, hosted by Barney Harwood, CBBC was named channel of the year, and Brian Cosgrove, co-founder of Cosgrove Hall and creator of shows such as Danger Mouse and Count Duckula, was awarded a special award for his outstanding creative contribution to the industry.

Meanwhile, actor and rapper Khalil Madovi, from the series 4 O’Clock Club, was named best performer.