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Doc Brown To Host British Academy Children’s Awards

15 October 2014
British Academy Childrens Awards in 2013BAFTA/Stephen Butler

Multi-talented artist to host BAFTA ceremony for first time; Roundhouse in London announced as new venue; industry tickets on sale now

London, 16 October 2014: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has today announced that Ben ‘Doc Brown’ Smith will host this year’s British Academy Children’s Awards at the Roundhouse, London, on Sunday 23 November.

Ben Smith, aka Doc Brown, is a British actor, rapper, comedian and screenwriter, and creator of the BAFTA-nominated CBBC comedy 4 O’Clock Club. As an actor, Smith has played roles in the acclaimed BBC series Rev and Miranda, as well as Channel 4’s The Inbetweeners. He currently plays DS Joe Hawkins in Law & Order UK

Doc Brown said: “I am excited and proud to announce that, having locked Mr Tumble and Reggie Yates in a basement, I will therefore be hosting the British Academy Children’s Awards on November 23rd! So much good work to celebrate, particularly my own. See you there!”

This year’s British Academy Children’s Awards will be held at the prestigious Roundhouse in North London’s Camden for the first time, a venue that regularly plays host to world-renowned musicians and award-winning productions. Industry tickets are on sale now via

Introduced in 1996, the Children’s Awards celebrate talent from all areas of children’s media including film, television, games and online. Categories include: Animation, Channel of the Year, Comedy, Drama, Entertainment, Factual, Feature Film, Game, Independent Production Company of the Year, Interactive - Adapted, Interactive - Original, International, Learning - Primary, Learning - Secondary, Performer, Pre-School Animation, Pre-School Live Action, Presenter, Short Form, Writer and the Special Award.

The Nominations will be announced on Tuesday 21 October, alongside the shortlists for the BAFTA Kids’ Vote, the audience award celebrating four categories: Film, TV, Game and Website. Children can vote for their winners at

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