Shaun the Sheep has topped a poll of favourite children's characters over the last 70 years - beating creations such as Postman Pat and The Wombles.
The Aardman creation, which made its debut in the 1995 Wallace and Gromit film A Close Shave, triumphed in a poll of the best BBC children's characters though the decades.
Shaun the Sheep creator Richard Starzak said:
The shortlist featured shows such as The Magic Roundabout, Paddington, Willo The Wisp, Teletubbies and In The Night Garden, from the 1950s to the current decade.
The Greendale-based series was originally made in the 1980s, but new episodes, featuring the scrapes of the postman and his cat Jess, are still being produced.
Sooty and Sweep, the puppets who made their small-screen debut in the 1950s in The Sooty Show, came third.
The shortlist, of the top 50 BBC children's TV characters, was compiled by Radio Times
The results were announced as several children's shows, including Danger Mouse, Clangers Teletubbies and Thunderbirds are set for a comeback.
Radio Times editor Ben Preston said:
The full list of winners are below:
Favourite BBC children's TV character:
1 - Shaun the Sheep
2 - Postman Pat
3 - Sooty and Sweep
Most popular BBC Children's TV character by decade:
1 - Sooty and Sweep (1955)
2 - Captain Pugwash (1957)
3 - Bill and Ben (1952)
1 - The Magic Roundabout
2 - Camberwick Green (1966), Trumpton (1967), Chigley (1969
3 - Clangers (1969)
1 - Paddington Bear (1975)
2 - The Wombles (1973)
3 - Bagpuss (1974)
1 - Postman Pat (1981)
2 - Pingu (1986)
3 - Willo the Wisp (1981)
1 - Bob the Builder (1998)
2 - Teletubbies (1997)
3 - Brum (1991)
1 - Shaun the Sheep (2007)
2 - Sarah and Duck (2013)
3 - In the Night Garden (2007)