The Tinniswood Award honours the best original radio drama script
broadcast during 2005.
It was given to Nick Warburton for "Beast".
The play will be
repeated on Radio 4 on 23 October at 14.15 and then be made available on demand for a week at www.bbc.co.uk
The Award is jointly administered by the Writers’ Guild of
Great Britain and The Society of Authors and a year’s free membership
was given along with PURE Digital’s latest digital radio, the PURE One.
The award was presented by Fiona Shaw at the Astor Bar, Piccadilly,on
3rd Oct 06.
Unusually, the judges decided to make two awards:
Dead Code: Ghosts of the Digital Age by Jeff Noon was highly
recommended. He received a year’s free membership of the Writers’ Guild
and the Society of Authors. Gordon House, Jury Chairman, commented:
Beast by Nick Warburton (Winner)
A beautifully understated play with real emotional power that creates
strong and believable characters, and reverberates in the mind long
after you’ve finished reading it. A play totally conceived for radio;
it would be diminished by being performed in any other medium.
Dead Code: Ghosts of the Digital Age by Jeff Noon (Highly
Recommended) ... An admirably ambitious radio drama which uses the
medium in a most innovative and original fashion. The author creates
a nightmarish world where memories can be bought, and fragments of
music slither in and out of our protagonists’ consciousness; sounds
both seductive and scary. A first radio play of rich promise.
Nick Warburton has written about 35 broadcast radio plays
Mustard Seed, Conversations from
the Engine Room (joint-winner of the BBC/Radio Times Drama Award in
1985) and A Grove of Straight Trees (short-listed for the BBC/Radio
Times Drama Award in 1993).
Nick’s TV credits include scripts for Doctors, Holby City,
EastEnders and Born and Bred. Theatrical productions include For Starters and an adaptation of Tolkien’s Farmer Giles of Ham. In 2005 he was nominated for an Arts Foundation Fellowship (by Alan Ayckbourn). He is also author of seven novels for children and young adults.
For further information contact: Jo Hodder on 020 7373 6642, www.societyofauthors.org or
Anne Hogben on 020 7833 0777, www.writersguild.org.uk
The Peter Tinniswood Award honours the best original radio drama script broadcast during 2005. It is jointly administered by the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain and The Society of Authors. The shortlist is:
The shortlist was:
A Certain Age (The Brother) by Lynne Truss (one of six fascinating monologues)
Beast by Nick Warburton
Dead Code: Ghosts of the Digital Age by Jeff Noon (excellent sci-fi)
Getting the Joke by Neil Brand (an episode in the life of postcard artist Donald McGill)
Last Loves by Rony Robinson and Sally Goldsmith (love in an
old people's home - a super
piece of work, with some very saucy songs by Sally Goldsmith). ....A related
play by the same authors will be broadcast later in the year. It will
be about teenage mums and the events which lead to that state of
affairs.... with songs in a similar style, I hope .... - N.D.
The Judges were: Gordon House (Chairman), Jan Etherington and Jane Morgan
Information supplied by Jo Hodder of the Society of Authors, and used by permission.
Nigel Deacon / Diversity website
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