Brian Cant to be Honored at British Academy Children's Awards

Veteran British kids presenter hosted "Play School" for 21 years


LONDON -- Veteran British kids presenter Brian Cant will be handed the Special Award at the British Academy Children's Awards Sunday Nov. 28, marking a career as one of the best known faces on British television.

Cant, who presented the nursery school classic Play Schoolfor 21 years, also voiced a slew of characters on the cult hit kids shows Trumpton, Chigley and Camberwick Green.

BAFTA chief executive Amanda Berry said the award would be presented to honor the work of one of the best loved presenters in children's television.

"Brian Cant's work has touched generations of young people, their parents and grandparents, and his influence on the producers and presenters of the 21st century is arguably second to none. This BAFTA Special Award is in recognition of his unique contribution to this incredibly important genre."