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DangerMouse Co-Creator Brian Cosgrove To Be Honoured At 2012 British Academy Children’s Awards

BAFTA have announced that Brian Cosgrove (above, left) will be honoured with the Special Award for outstanding creative contribution to the industry at this year’s British Academy Children’s Awards. It’s due to be presented by actor and life-long friend, Sir David Jason at the Awards Ceremony on Sunday 25 November. Brian and David have worked together on several animated films and children’s programmes including The Wind In The Willows, Thebfg, Count Duckula and Dangermouse. Harvey Elliott, Chairman of BAFTA’s Children’s Committee said

“It gives the Academy great pleasure to honour the work of one of the country’s most respected and influential animators, and for the role that Cosgrove Hall has played in developing, nurturing and inspiring the next generation of animation talent.”

Fellow BAFTA Committee Member and Chairman of Animation UK, Oli Hyatt added:

Brian Cosgrove is a legend to all animators and a
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Doctor Who complete reviews: The Idiot's Lantern

TV – where would we be without it? Who would have thought that an electronic box of tricks could have the ability to instruct and entertain? Well, unless you tune into jaw-droppingly atrocious Oompa Loompa convention, The Only Way Is Essex. Without TV, we wouldn't have been able to see key events like the first man on the moon, the first ever Doctor Who story...

Oh, and I suppose some might say the coronation of Mrs Majesty way back in 1952. Judging by the 15 or so extras in the latest Doctor Who story, The Idiot's Lantern, interest must have been very high – a fact that will no doubt come home to roost next year when Mrs Maj celebrates 60 years on the throne in the only way that she knows how: with a gaudy, money-burning festival (Come on kids, we're all in this together, remember?) and that usual sour-faced expression that she always seems to pull.
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