Remember Horrible Histories? It's up for three TV awards

Children’s educational comedy show Horrible Histories could be in line for three awards for its special episode commemorating Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary.

It’s the second year in a row that the BBC programme has been nominated in the Comedy, Writing and Performer categories of the British Academy Children’s Awards – and the final winners will be announced at a ceremony in London’s Roundhouse on November 20.

Actor Tom Stourton is up for the Performer category, for his portrayal of William Shakespeare in the episode Horrible Histories Special: Sensational Shakespeare.

The success of the TV show has inspired stage productions (Danny Lawson/PA)
The online-only educational show TrueTube has also received three nominations – including Channel of the Year as well as Learning: Secondary and Drama for two separate episodes.

Other programmes to receive at least two nominations included the revival of 1960s stop-motion animation, Clangers.

Feature films nominations went to Zootropolis, The Good Dinosaur, The Jungle Book and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The Star Wars franchise has also spanned across to the Game category, with a nomination for Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, alongside Lego Dimensions, Ratchet & Clank and Tearaway Unfolded.

Star Wars… in Lego! (Jordan Strauss/AP)
Other categories in the awards line-up include Animation, with a nomination for Shaun the Sheep, and Factual, with one for a Blue Peter episode.

There are also awards for International, Presenter, Writer and a number of Preschool and Learning categories.

The final ceremony will be hosted by British actor and comedian Doc Brown.


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