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Best Children's Television Series
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Winners

2018 winner form y separately published work icon The Bureau of Magical Things Mark Shirrefs , ( dir. Evan Clarry et. al. )agent Australia : Jonathan M. Shiff Productions Network Ten , 2018 10730108 2018 series - publisher film/TV children's fantasy

'Once upon a time the human world and the world of magic – called the fae world - existed in harmony. But as technology advanced, the fae world was pushed back. Faeries and other magical creatures became endangered species. Now someone wants to change that and restore magic to its rightful place - no matter the cost. Kyra and Peter must solve the mystery of who that enigmatic figure is and how they will achieve their goal. The investigation leads them to uncover secrets in both the human and fae worlds that no one could have imagined.'

Source: Screen Australia.

2017 winner form y separately published work icon Little Lunch Robyn Butler , Wayne Hope , ( dir. Wayne Hope ) Australia : Gristmill Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 2015- 8722703 2015 series - publisher film/TV children's

'A mockumentary comedy series about fifteen highly significant minutes of a child's life: snack time in the primary school playground.'

Source: Production company website.

For 'The Specials'.

2016 winner form y separately published work icon Beat Bugs Joshua Wakely , Cleon Prineas , Erica Harrison , Michael Stokes , Katherine Thomson , John Armstrong , Jennifer Daley , Kym Goldsworthy , Brian Hartigan , Deborah Jarvis , Joshua Mapleston , Karen Moonah , Kate Mulvany , Michelle Offen , Keith Thompson , Tamara Asmar , 2016 Australia Canada : 11:11 Creations Production 1 Beyond International Atomic Cartoons Thunderbird Productions , 2016 9752736 2016 series - publisher film/TV children's fantasy

'Beat Bugs is an animated series, revolving around the lives and adventures of five charming and funny child-like bugs who live in an overgrown American-style backyard.' (Production summary)

2014 winner form y separately published work icon The Flamin' Thongs Simon Dodd , Bruce Griffiths , Australia : Red Dog Bites Media World Pictures Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 2014 8268430 2014 series - publisher film/TV children's

'Whale Bay is home to the disaster-prone Thong family and to Australia's least visited tourist attraction, the Giant Thong. But that may be about to change, for all the wrong reasons...

'... because it's also home to Holden Thong, a 12-year-old with a wild imagination and ability to construct amazing gadgets from recycled scrap. Holden's father Trevor is determined to put Whale Bay on the map, any map. Trevor's hare-brained tourist-attracting schemes, combined with Holden's ill-conceived contraptions, ensure Whale Bay is perpetually about to be wiped off the map before it's even on one. Barely tolerating their antics is Holden's sister Narelle, who desperately wants to get out of Whale Bay, and his mother Brenda who just wants things to be normal. Given Holden's best friend, Rerp, is a cane toad in a school uniform, there's little chance of that!'

Source: Red Dog Bites (http://www.reddogbites.com.au/the_flamin_thongs.html). (Sighted: 27/1/2015)

2013 winner Television form y separately published work icon Nowhere Boys The Lost Boys Craig Irvin , Rhys Graham , Elise McCredie , Roger Monk , Polly Staniford , Shanti Gudgeon , Giula Sandler , David Hannam , Pete McTighe , John Ridley , Blake Ayshford , ( dir. Peter Carstairs et. al. )agent Australia : Matchbox Productions Pty Ltd Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 2013 Z1917831 2013 series - publisher film/TV children's fantasy 'Four boys get lost in the forest, and discover, when they return home, that they have returned to an alternate world identical to theirs except for one startling difference - they were never born.' (Source: Screen Australia)
2012 winner form y separately published work icon The Adventures of Figaro Pho Mark Shirrefs , Matthew Phipps , Bruce Griffiths , Luke Jurevicius , ( dir. Luke Jurevicius ) 2012 Australia : ABC Television , 2012-2013 Z1913776 2012 series - publisher film/TV children's 'Everyone of us has got at least one irrational fear... in the case of Figaro Pho, he has them all.

'The Adventures of Figaro Pho is a series about a warm-hearted, adorable, quirky and mischievous character who just happens to be afflicted with every phobia imaginable. He's afraid of vampires, toilets, mad dogs, aliens, and being stared at by a duck!

'He's also petrified of being alone, and so Figaro has created a mechanical companion - a dog-like robot he calls Rivet.

'Figaro and Rivet live in a rundown Gothic-style mansion built precariously on a cliff above the small town of Cogville. Figaro's crumbling house is effectively a death trap containing thousands of things that he fears, and unfortunately the outside world is even more terrifying to poor Figaro.

'The outside world insists on knocking on Figaro's door, bringing all sorts of new characters and phobias into Figaro's life. On the odd occasion when Figaro finds the courage to venture down into the town, his phobias escalate even further. New faces and new places mean new fears!

Source: ABC3 website, http://www.abc.net.au/abc3/adventuresoffigaropho/
Sighted: 31/01/2013
2011 winner form y separately published work icon My Place Alice Addison , Beth Armstrong , Blake Ayshford , Nicholas Parsons , Jacquelin Perske , Leah Purcell , Tim Pye , Greg Waters , Brendan Cowell , Gina Roncoli , John Alsop , Samantha Lang , Wayne Blair , Dallas Winmar , Tony Briggs , ( dir. Shawn Seet et. al. )agent Australia : Little Leaf Pictures Matchbox Pictures ABC Television , 2009-2011 Z1649817 2009-2011 series - publisher film/TV children's historical fiction My Place, based on the award-winning book My Place by Nadia Wheatley and Donna Rawlins, is a thirteen-part drama series that tells the story of one house in South Sydney through the experiences of the children who live there over a 130-year period. My Place aims to show that everyone is part of history and that every place has a story. For Series Two.
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