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The Brothers McLeod wins a BAFTA at the British Academy Children's Awards

6 January 2012

On 27th November 2011, fourth time lucky, Myles McLeod (BSc 1996, MSc 2000) as part of the production company, The Brothers McLeod, won a BAFTA at the British Academy Children’s Awards for their show Quiff and Boot.

On 27th November 2011, fourth time lucky, Myles McLeod (BSc 1996, MSc 2000) as part of the production company, The Brothers McLeod, won a BAFTA at the British Academy Children’s Awards for their show Quiff and Boot.

The company were asked by BBC learning to create a number of short animations about maths for primary school Key Stage 2. They showed the animation on BBC2 as a single 45 minute programme earlier in the year, featuring the voices of Lucy Montgomery (IT Crowd, The Mighty Boosh) and Lu Corfield (Rev, Doctors) and David Holt (Pinky and Perky).

Myles said:

“We like to describe the show, Quiff and Boot, as psychedelic comedy maths! It follows a Cyclops with a big quiff, her best friend, a talking boot and their idiotic pal Gene who thinks the answer to all mathematical equations is a billionty. It's influenced by animations from our own childhood's including the Pink Panther cartoons and the Yellow Submarine film.”

The British Academy Children’s Awards celebrates the very best in children’s film, television, games and online media of the past year and the talent behind their successes. A top line-up of presenters including Jack Whitehall, Martin Kemp and Anthony Horowitz, joined the host Barney Harwood at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

Amanda Berry OBE, Chief Executive of BAFTA, said: “Getting young people interested in and engaged with film, television, video games and online media is a very important part of BAFTA’s charitable activity, which takes place all year round.  We encourage engagement with the Kids’ Vote, giving children their voice and a website full of entertainment and interactivity, and we reward the spark of creativity – and hard work.”