Saturday, November 09, 2013

CBBC was one of the big winners at this year's prestigious Stonewall Awards, which took place on 7th November. An episode of Marrying Mum and Dad won the "Broadcast of the Year" category.

Stonewall said "Kids favourite Marrying Mum & Dad broke new ground this year with its incidental coverage of same-sex parents. Sensitive and moving, the show followed the civil partnership plans of two proud parents."

The winning episode was reviewed by Newsround Blog on the 12th August 2013. There were one or two reservations about Marrying Mum and Dad about which I've contacted the programme makers, and expect to hear back shortly.

Director of BBC Children's, Joe Godwin, blogged about CBBC's success yesterday. He wrote that CBBC and CBeebies are both committed to producing programmes that empower children and celebrate families. He ended the blog with "No young person should have to suffer from homophobic bullying which is why I think we have an especially critical role to play in producing programmes such as this."

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