WRITER Nick Fisher couldn't find anything for his three boys to watch on television - so he wrote his own series and now it has won him a Bafta.

The Giblet Boys won the British Academy Child-ren's Film and Television Award for best drama, and Mr Fisher, of Hooke, was also nominated for best writer.

But he didn't write the show, broadcast on CITV, for fame, glory or money.

He said: "It was inspired by the fact that my three boys had very little to watch on television.

"I don't really like them to watch loads of horrible American cartoons. I don't like that stuff at all and nor do they. Most of the stuff that was on at the time was very girl-centric - Sister Sister, Mona the Vampire, Tracy Beaker, all those shows which had girl stars and emotional, romantic story lines, and my boys just weren't interested.

"I really wanted to write something that had good old-fashioned slapstick humour."

So for research Mr Fisher sat down with his boys and watched Laurel and Hardy, The Three Stooges and Sgt Bilko. They all loved it and that type of physical comedy became a large part of his new series.

"Basically the story was three brothers pitting themselves against the world and their mum, their nemesis, but a fantastic mother all the same. So they were my inspiration as much because I just wanted to write something that was going to entertain them and make them laugh.

"I am really chuffed that they quote lines of dialogue and bits of plot to me, it's really nice. It does help to see what they watch and what they laugh at, like Dr Who and Robin Hood, good quality family viewing.

"For me it's a pleasure to sit down and watch telly that appeals to both of us, and there's not much of that. We do like to do things as a family, especially on a Saturday evening, it's a great time in the winter to be sat down in front of the fire watching a bit of telly.

"It is quite nice to have written something that is from the heart for good reasons. It was not just a cynical attempt to create another show that might make me some money."

Although he's pleased to have won the Bafta it really isn't going to help much with his career, he says.

"It's a nice thing to put on your CV but being a writer is a funny job. It really is based on your last job, and you are only really as good as your last job."