Hammond nominated for children's Bafta

Presenter Richard Hammond has been nominated for a Bafta for his Blast Lab children’s TV show.

Presenter Richard Hammond has been nominated for a Bafta for his Blast Lab children’s TV show.

The 'Top Gear' petrol-head features in the category at the British Academy Children’s Awards, along with Steve Backshall for 'Deadly 60', CBeebies presenter Andy Day and Phil Gallagher who fronts 'Mister Maker'.

Disney’s High School Musical has also received its first Bafta nomination, with 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year' in the running in the feature film category, against 'Bolt', 'Coraline' and 'Ice Age 3: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs'.

Comedy duo Dick and Dom will host the awards for the first time. The pair are nominated in the entertainment category for 'The Legend Of Dick And Dom'.

The awards are billed as “a celebration of the very best in children’s media including television, film, video games and online”.

This year’s drama nominations include 'Dustbin Baby', the story of a 14-year-old girl abandoned at birth who sets out on a journey of self discovery; S4C’s 'Rhestr Nadolig Wil' (Wil’s Christmas List); Doctor Who spin-off 'The Sarah Jane Adventures' and the true story of German boy band US5.

The 2009 EA (Electronic Arts) British Academy Children’s Awards will take place on Sunday, November 29 at the London Hilton in Park Lane.

Here are the nominations for the EA British Academy Children’s Awards 2009:

:: Animation

Art Sparks

The Production Team

The Brothers McLeod/Tate

Chop Socky Chooks

Ben Lock, Christine Ponzevera, Sergio Delfino

Aardman Animations/Cartoon Network

Horrid Henry

Lucinda Whiteley, Dave Unwin

Novel Entertainment Ltd/CiTV

Lost and Found

Sue Goffe, Philip Hunt

Studio AKA/Contender Entertainment/E1 Entertainment Group/Channel 4

:: Channel of the Year




Nick Jr

:: Drama

Dustbin Baby

Julia Ouston, Juliet May, Helen Blakeman

Kindle Entertainment/CBBC

Rhestr Nadolig Wil (Wil’s Christmas List)

The Production Team


The Sarah Jane Adventures

Nikki Smith, Graeme Harper, Gareth Roberts

BBC Cymru Wales/CBBC


Martin Wright, Andy Wan, Owen Smith

Gamelab London for Mencap/PlanNet

:: Entertainment

Bratz Design Academy

Claire Nosworthy, Richard Mears

Endemol UK/Nickelodeon UK


Carolyn Payne, Tina Gortmans

Diverse Production/CBBC

The Legend Of Dick And Dom

Steve Ryde, Dex McCarthy


Sorry I’ve Got No Head

Jeremy Salsby, Tom Miller, Ian Curtis

So Television/CBBC

:: Factual

Deadly 60

John Miller, James Brickell

BBC Natural History Unit/CBBC

Gone (Newsround Special)

Timothy Fransham


Horrible Histories

Caroline Norris, Chloe Thomas, Steve Connelly

Lion Television/CBBC

Serious Ocean

Marshall Corwin


:: Feature Film


Clark Spencer, Chris Williams, Byron Howard, Dan Fogelman

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures


Bill Mechanic, Henry Selick, Claire Jennings

Laika Inc/Universal

High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Bill Borden, Barry Rosenbush, Kenny Ortega, Peter Barsocchini

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Ice Age 3: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs

Lori Forte, John C Donkin, Carlos Saldanhya

Blue Sky Studios for Twentieth Century Fox

:: Independent Production Company

Astley Baker Davies

The Foundation

Kindle Entertainment

Kudos Film and Television

:: Interactive

1066 (www.1066thegame.co.uk)

Phil Stuart, Rob Kerr, Luke Holland

Preloaded/Channel 4

Big And Small Online (www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/bigandsmall)

The Development Team

Plug-in Media/Kindle Entertainment/CBeebies online

The Legula Adventure (http://game.wheredidtherivergo.co.uk/final/index.html)

The Development Team


Routes (www.routesgame.com)

Mike Bennett, Jo Roach, Tom Edge

Oil Productions/Channel 4

:: International

Ben 10: Alien Force

Glen Murakami, Donna Smith, Dan Riba

Cartoon Network/Cartoon Network UK

Dora The Explorer

Miken Wong, Allan Jacobsen

Nickelodeon/Nick Jr UK

The Penguins Of Madagascar

Bob Schooley, Mark McCorkle, Bret Haaland

Dreamworks/Nickelodeon/Nickelodeon UK

Phineas And Ferb

Natasha Kopp, Zac Moncrief

Walt Disney Television Animation/Disney Channel UK

:: Learning – Primary

Just So Darwin

The Production Team


Off By Heart

Antonia Bird

Silver River with BBC Learning/BBC2

Tate Kids (http://kids.tate.org.uk)

The Development Team

Tate/GRDD/The Brothers McLeod

Primary ICT: Whiteboard Thinking Skills – Start Thinking

Rebecca Cadwallader, Yvonne Davies

Television Junction/Teachers TV

:: Learning – Secondary

Battlefront (www.battlefront.co.uk)

Lucy Willis, Chris Mair

Raw TV/Airlock Digital/Channel 4


Barbara Zambrini, Richard England, Mohima Ahmed

Gamelab London for Mencap

Skills For Life

Martin Wright, Andy Wan, Owen Smith

Gamelab London/BBC Learning/BBC2

Troubled Minds

Andy Glynne

Mosaic Films/Teachers TV

:: Pre-School Animation

Ben And Holly’s Little Kingdom

Phil Davies, Neville Astley, Mark Baker

Astley Baker Davies/Rubber Duck Entertainmen/E1 Kids/Nick Jr UK


Alexi Wheeler, Neil Fitzgibbon

King Rollo/Rubber Duck Entertainment/Nick Jr UK

Little Princess: A Merry Little Christmas

Iain Harvey, Edward Foster

The Illuminated Film Company/Channel Five

Peppa Pig

Phil Davies, Neville Astley, Mark Baker

Astley Baker Davies/E1 Kids Production/Channel Five/Nick Jr UK

:: Pre-School Live Action


Lucy Goodman, Ian Emes

Happy Films/CiTV

The Christmas Milkshake Show

Naomi Wilkinson

Milkshake/Channel Five

Grandpa In My Pocket

Mellie Buse, Jan Page, Richard Bradley

Adastra Creative Ltd/CBeebies

In The Night Garden

Andrew Davenport, Anne Wood, Dirk Campbell

Ragdoll Productions/CBeebies

:: Presenter

Steve Backshall – Deadly 60

BBC Natural History Unit/CBBC

Andy Day – CBeebies presentation


Phil Gallagher – Mister Maker

The Foundation TV Productions/CBeebies

Richard Hammond – Richard Hammond’s Blast Lab

DCD/September Films/Hamster’s Wheel Productions/CBBC

:: Short Form

Log Jam

Peter Drake, Tracey Cleland, Alexei Alexeev

Studio Baestarts/Nickelodeon UK

My Favourite Bedtime Story

Clare Norowzian, Peter Drake

Blue Zoo/Nickelodeon/Nick Jr UK


Mick Robertson, Julian Kemp


See Something, Say Something

Martin Orton, Greg Villalobos

Bold Creative/Nickelodeon UK

:: Video Game

Boom Blox Bash Party

The Development Team

Electronic Arts

de Blob

The Development Team

THQ/Blue Tongue


The Development Team

Media Molecule/SCEE XDev Studio Europe

Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise

The Development Team

THQ/Rare Ltd

:: Writer

Helen Blakeman – Dustbin Baby

Kindle Entertainment Ltd/CBBC

Phil Hall, Neville Astley, Mark Baker – Peppa Pig

Astley Baker Davies/E1 Kids/Channel Five/Nick Jr UK

Ross Lee, James Defrond – Ross Lee’s Ghoulies

Running Bare/Nickelodeon UK

The Writing Team – Horrible Histories

Lion Television/CBBC

:: In addition, this year’s awards is running the Bafta Kids’ Vote, where children aged between seven and 14 years can place their votes for extra categories via www.baftakidsvote.org.

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