Theatre, Film and TV  |  Nov 25, 2013

Horrible Histories wins Best Comedy at the Bafta Children's Awards

Horrible Histories, lead-written by Ben Ward and co-written by Gez Foster, won Best Comedy at the BAFTA Children's Awards on Sunday 24th November.

The educational sketch series, based on the Terry Deary books, became the first programme to win four consecutive BAFTAs at the Children's Awards.

Starring Simon Farnaby and Martha Howe-Douglas, the show mixes sketches and cartoons from different eras of history with pastiches, quizzes and songs.

Naomi West of The Daily Telegraph called the series a 'comic gem' and Harry Venning of The Stage described it as 'funny, beautifully performed and endlessly inventive'.

You can find a complete list of winners on the BAFTA website.