2013 BBC AUDIO AWARDS
Once again the venue for the awards was the Radio Theatre at Broadcasting House.
Music was provided by The Jazz Slayers who were also back again this year.
“It’s fantastic that the BBC is underlining its commitment to the unique genre of audio drama with these awards.
The fact that millions of people listen every day says something about how special it is and this evening is a wonderful way to celebrate the many different talents, both well-known and those at the start of their careers, that go into creating the programmes.” - Alison Hindell, Head of Audio Drama, BBC
Maybe he could become known as that guy who does the audio drama awards. This remark is a call back to a 2008 article in The Times where Sir Jonathan Miller called David "that man from Doctor Who."
Nominees: Betrayal by Harold Pinter, produced by Gaynor Macfarlane, BBC Scotland for Radio 4 and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M Pirsig, dramatised by Peter Flannery, produced by Melanie Harris, Sparklab Productions for Radio 4
WINNER: On It by Tony Pitts, produced by Sally Harrison, Woolyback Productions for Radio 4
(Judges: Jane Anderson, Fiona Shaw, Ben Stephenson, Vanessa Thorpe)
WINNER: The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum by Heinrich Boll, abridged by Helen Meller, produced by Polly Thomas, Somethin’ Else Productions for Radio 4
(Judges: Patricia Cumper, Will Gompertz, Lord Hall of Birkenhead)
WINNER: Andrew Scott in Betrayal by Harold Pinter, produced by Gaynor Macfarlane, BBC Scotland Drama for Radio 4
(Judges: Andrew Davies, Sarah Vine & Nina Wadia)
Nominees: Lorraine Ashbourne in Seven Scenes by Nicola Baldwin, produced by Celia De Wolff, Pier Productions for Radio 3 and Fenella Woolgar in An American Rose by Charlotte Jones, produced by Claire Grove, BBC Audio Drama for Radio 4
WINNER: Michelle Fairley in The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, dramatised by Donna Franceschild, produced by Kirsty Williams, BBC Scotland for Radio 4
(Judges: Baz Bamigboye, Nick Kent, Stephen Tompkinson)
Nominees: David Crellin in Craven by Amelia Bullmore, produced by Justine Potter, Red Productions for Radio 4 and Carl Prekopp in Pilgrim by Sebastian Baczkiewicz, produced by Marc Beeby, BBC Audio Drama for Radio 4
WINNER: David Troughton in Singles and Doublets by Martyn Wade, produced by Cherry Cookson, Rocket House Productions for Radio 3
(Judges: Matt Hemley, Razia Iqbal, Imogen Stubbs)
Gillian Kearney in Songs and Lamentations by Michael Symmons Roberts, produced by Susan Roberts, BBC North for Radio 4
WINNER: Vicky McClure in Kicking the Air by Christine Murphy, produced by Heather Larmour, BBC Northern Ireland for Radio 4
(Judges: Daniel Evans, Louise Jury, Julie Myerson)
Nominees: The Mumbai Chuzzlewits by Charles Dickens, dramatised by Ayeesha Menon, produced by John Dryden, Goldhawk Essential Productions for Radio 4 and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance written by Robert M. Pirsig, dramatised by Peter Flannery, produced by Melanie Harris, Sparklab Productions for Radio 4
WINNER: A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, dramatised by Tanika Gupta, produced by Nadia Molinari, BBC North for Radio 3
(Judges: Sebastian Born, Alan Brodie, Susannah Clapp)
Nominees: The Chrysalids by John Wyndham, dramatised by Jane Rogers, produced by Nadia Molinari, BBC North for Radio 4 and Use it or Lose It by Peter Blegvad, produced by Iain Chambers, Falling Tree for Radio 3
WINNER: The Cruel Sea, written by Nicholas Monsarrat, dramatised by John Fletcher, produced by Marc Beeby, BBC Audio Drama for Radio 4
(Judges: Kevin Brew, John Hardy, Jane Thynne)
Nominee's: Alice’s Wunderland by Alice Lowe, produced by Sam Bryant, BBC Radio Comedy for Radio 4 and I, Regress by Matt Berry, produced by Sam Bryant, BBC Radio Comedy for Radio 4
WINNER: Believe It! by Jon Canter, produced by Clive Brill, Pacificus Productions for Radio 4
(Judges: Hannah Begbie, Bruce Dessau, Christopher William Hill, Alexei Sayle)
Nominees: The Minister of Chance by Dan Freeman, produced by Dan Freeman, Radio Static for ministerofchance.com and Varanasi by Silva Semerciyan, produced by Graham Pountney, Screentest Productions for varanasi.theradioplay.com
WINNER: Above and Below written and produced by Daniel Macnaughton, for Aboveandbelowseries.co.uk
(Judges: Viv Gardner, Sofie Mason, Stephen Wright)
The Imison and Tinnison Awards are presented in conjunction with The Writers Guild of Great Britain.
Click Here to see some of the pictures they shared of the event.
Nominees: The Takeover by Paul Sellar and The Day We Caught the Train by Nick Payne
WINNER: Do You Like Banana, Comrades? by Csaba Székely
The Imison Award is judged by members of the Society's Broadcasting Committee: Alison Joseph (Chair), Ruth Brandon, Lucy Caldwell, Christopher William Hill, Michelle Lipton, Karl Sabbagh, John Taylor, Colin Teevan, Jane Thynne and Elizabeth-Anne Wheal.
(Judges: Meg Davis, Jonathan Myerson and Tim Stimpson)
TWO FORMER DOCTORS
2012 CHANGES AND THOUGHTS ON THE 2013 AWARDS
There were two major changes made to the award categories in 2013. The Innovation Award has been dropped and there are now separate categories for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress.
There was also an increase in the number of submissions, 180 this year up from 150 in 2012.
“After the success of last year, I am very proud that BBC Radio will continue to host the awards for a second year. There is so much outstanding and innovative drama on radio, and it deserves to be recognised." -
Tim Davie, Director of BBC Audio & Music and acting Director General seen below with David
"It was a privilege to give out the Imison and Tinniswood awards for radio drama as part of the BBC's Audio Drama Awards at Broadcasting House. Writing radio drama can be a lonely affair, and it was wonderful to be part of such a public celebration of one of the most enduring and effective forms of drama. It's terrific news that the BBC are bringing the awards back for another year."