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Audio Drama Awards 2024

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Awards for radio plays broadcast between Oct 2022 and Oct 2023.


The BBC Audio Drama Awards celebrate the range, originality and cut-through quality of audio drama on air and online and give recognition to the creativity of actors, writers, producers, sound designers and others who work in this genre. Radio Drama has now celebrated its centenary.


The Award ceremony will take place in the Radio Theatre at the BBC on Sunday 24 March 2024. The winners of the Imison and Tinniswood Awards (judged and administered by the Society of Authors and the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain) will also be announced at this ceremony.


The Awards will be for:

• Best Original Single Drama
• Best Original Series or Serial
• Best Adaptation
• Best Podcast Audio Drama
• Best Actor
• Best Actress
• Best Supporting Performance
• Marc Beeby Award for Best Debut Performance
• Best Use of Sound
• Best Scripted Comedy (Longform)
• Best Scripted Comedy (Sketch Show)
• Best European Audio Drama

  • =shortlisted; # = Finalist.


    Best Original Single Drama

  • #Benny & Hitch by Andrew McCaldon, prod. Neil Varley & Tracey Neale, BBC London
  • Churchill versus Reith by Mike Harris, producer Gary Brown, BBC Audio Drama North
  • #Dear Harry Kane by James Fritz, producer Sally Avens, BBC Audio Drama London
  • #Eat and Run by Paolo Chianta, producer Lorna Newman, BBC Audio Drama North
  • Rare Earth by Richard Monks, producer Nicolas Jackson, Afonica
  • Voices From the End of the World by Lucy Catherine, producer Sasha Yevtushenko, BBC London


    Best Adaptation

  • The Age of Anxiety by W.H.Auden, ad. Robin Brooks, prod. Fiona McAlpine, Allegra Productions
  • #Beowulf Retold based on the version by Seamus Heaney, producer Pauline Harris, BBC London
  • #Bess Loves Porgy by Edwin DuBose Heyward, adapted by Roy Williams, producer Gill Parry, feral inc
  • The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper, ad. Robert Macfarlane & Simon McBurney, prod. Catherine Bailey, Catherine Bailey Productions and Complicite
  • #If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino, ad. Tim Crouch & Toby Jones, prod. Nadia Molinari, BBC Audio Drama North
  • One Moonlit Night by Caradog Prichard, adapted by Rhiannon Boyle, producer Emma Harding, BBC Cymru Wales


    Best Original Series or Serial

  • The 5000 by Sebastian Baczkiewicz, producer Gaynor Macfarlane, BBC Scotland
  • An Eye for a Killing by Colin Macdonald, producer Bruce Young, BBC Scotland
  • #Flirties, written and produced by Jess Simpson, Audiocraft
  • #There’s Something I Need to Tell You by John Scott Dryden and Misha Kawnel, producer Emma Hearn, Goldhawk Productions
  • The Tomb by Sebastian Baczkiewicz, producer Joby Waldman, Reduced Listening
  • #Trust by Jonathan Hall, producer Gary Brown, BBC Audio Drama North


    Best Actor

  • #Hiran Abeysekera, Dear Harry Kane, director Sally Avens, BBC Audio Drama London
  • Max Irons, The Bronze Horseman, director Susan Roberts, BBC Audio Drama North
  • Toby Jones, If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller, director Nadia Molinari, BBC Audio Drama North
  • #Lorn Macdonald, Confessions of a Justified Sinner, director Kirsty Williams, BBC Scotland
  • #Tim McInerny, Benny & Hitch, director Tracey Neale, BBC Audio Drama London
  • Tom Walker, Call Jonathan Pie, Alison Vernon-Smith, Yada-Yada Audio


    Best Actress

  • #Gabrielle Brooks, Bess Loves Porgy, director Michael Buffong, feral inc
  • Dinita Gohil, Victory City, producer Alison Crawford, BBC Bristol
  • #Maxine Peake, The Women of Troy, director Nadia Molinari, BBC Audio Drama North
  • #Rosamund Pike, People Who Knew Me, director Daniella Isaacs, Merman
  • Lydia Wilson, Happy Birthday, Mr President, director Gaynor Macfarlane, BBC Scotland
  • Fenella Woolgar, Lines in the Sand: The Journeys of Gertrude Bell, director Jessica Mitic, BBC Audio Drama North


    Best Supporting Performance

  • #Sacha Dhawan, Anna Karenina, director Nadia Molinari, BBC Audio Drama North
  • Erin Doherty, The Seagull, director Toby Swift, BBC Audio Drama London
  • #Mark Heap, Kafka’s Dick, director Dermot Daly, Naked Productions
  • Sophia Del Pizzo, There’s Something I Need to Tell You, director John Scott Dryden, Goldhawk Productions


    The Marc Beeby Award for Best Debut Performance

  • Izzy Campbell, Of a Night, director Jessica Mitic, BBC Audio Drama North
  • Rosie Ekenna, Faith, Hope and Glory, director Anastasia Osei-Kuffour, BBC Audio Drama London
  • #Rosalind Eleazar, Hindsight, director Gaynor Macfarlane, BBC Scotland
  • #Jadie Rose Hobson, Exposure, director Anne Isger, BBC Audio Drama London
  • #Dan Parr, The Test Batter Can’t Breathe, director Tracey Neale, BBC Audio Drama London
  • Olivia Triste, Rise, director Dermot Daly, Naked Productions


    Best Sit Com or Comedy Drama

  • #Call Jonathan Pie by Tom Walker, producer Alison Vernon-Smith, Yada-Yada Audio
  • Kat Sadler’s Screen Time by Kat Sadler and Cameron Loxdale, producer Gwyn Rhys Davies, BBC
  • Michael Spicer: Before Next Door by Michael Spicer, producer Matt Tiller, Starstruck Media
  • Mockery Manor by Lindsay Sharman, producer Laurence Owen, Long Cat Media
  • #She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith, ad. Barunka O’Shaughnessy, prod. Emma Harding, BBC Wales
  • #Where to, Mate? devised by Jo Enright, Peter Slater, Abdullah Afzal, Nina Gilligan, Andy Salthouse, Keith Carter, Jason Wingard, producer Carl Cooper, BBC Studios Audio


    Best Stand Up Comedy

  • Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere by Daliso Chaponda, additional material Meryl O’Rourke, producer Carl Cooper, BBC Studios Audio
  • #Janey Godley: The C Bomb by Janey Godley, prod. Julia Sutherland & Richard Melvin, Dabster Productions
  • Maisie Adam: The Beautiful Game by Maisie Adam, producer Georgia Keating, BBC Studios Audio
  • #Olga Koch: OK Computer by Olga Koch and Charlie Dinkin, producer Benjamin Sutton, BBC
  • Rob Newman on Air by Rob Newman, producer Eloise Whitmore, Naked Productions
  • #Sarah Keyworth: Are You a Boy or a Girl by by Sarah Keyworth, additional material Ruby Clyde, producer James Robinson, BBC Studios Audio


    Best Use of Sound

  • The Adventurers, sound by Alisdair McGregor, producer Boz Temple-Morris, Holy Mountain
  • #The Dark is Rising, sound by Gareth Fry, prod. Catherine Bailey, Catherine Bailey Productions & Complicité
  • #Hamlet Noir, sound by David Chilton, Lucinda Mason Brown, Weronika Andersen, producers Charlotte Melén, Carl Prekopp and Saskia Black, Almost Tangible
  • Slow Air, sound by Alisdair McGregor and Eloise Whitmore, producer Polly Thomas, Naked Productions
  • Voices From the End of the World, sound by Peter Ringrose, producer Sasha Yevtushenko, BBC Audio Drama London
  • #The Women of Troy, sound by Sharon Hughes, producer Nadia Molinari, BBC Audio Drama North


    Best Podcast Audio Drama

  • #Badger and the Blitz by Richard Turley and Darren Francis, producer Richard Turley, Roxo Ltd
  • Below by Aaron Gray and Paul Skillen, producer John Wakefield, HTM Television
  • Flirties, written and produced by Jess Simpson, Audiocraft
  • The Haunter of the Dark – The Lovecraft Investigations by Julian Simpson, producer Sarah Tombling, Sweet Talk Productions
  • #The Salvation by Justin Lockey, Jeffrey Aidoo, and AK Benedict, producers John Hamm and Boz Temple-Morris, Holy Mountain and Free Turn
  • #Tagged by Brett Neichin and John Scott Dryden, producer Emma Hearn, Sony Music Entertainment and Goldhawk Productions


    Best European Drama

  • Evicted by Karel Klostermann, adapted by Tomáš Loužný, producer Renata Venclová, CZR Czech Radio
  • #Faust (I Never Read It) by Noam Brusilovsky, producer Andrea Oetzmann, SWR Südwestrundfunk with Deutschlandfunk
  • Irina’s Soul Is Like a Precious Piano by Rona Žulj, producer Katja Šimunic, Croatian Radiotelevision
  • The Sick Bag Song by Nick Cave, adapted by Kai Grehn, producer Lina Kokaly, Radio Bremen
  • #The Supervisor by Nis-Momme Stockmann, producer Michael Becker, NDR Norddeutscher Rundfunk
  • #This Word by Marta Rebzda, producer Waldemar Modestowicz, Polish Radio Theatre


    IMISON AWARD 2024 - FINALISTS

  • Benny and Hitch by Andrew McCaldon, producers Neil Varley and Tracey Neale, BBC Audio Drama London
  • In Moderation by Katie Bonna, producer Sally Avens, BBC Audio Drama London
  • Happy Hour by Liv Fowler, producer Jelena Budimir, Naked Productions.


    TINNISWOOD AWARD 2024
    Details of the Tinniswood Award finalists will be published at a later date.




    The Imison Award is administered by the Society of Authors and the Tinniswood Award by the Society Of Authors and the Writers’ Guild. These will be announced later.

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