BBC Audio Drama Awards - winners announced
BBC Audio Drama Awards – winners announced
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BBC Audio Drama Awards – winners announced

The winners of the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2015 were announced at a special event hosted by actor Lenny Henry and Director of BBC Radio, Helen Boaden, in the Radio Theatre at BBC Broadcasting House.

The awards are a celebration of audio drama, on air and online, and are about giving recognition to the actors, writers, producers, sound designers, and others who work in the genre.

They cover audio dramas first broadcast in English in the UK between 1 October 2013 and 31 October 2014 – or first uploaded/published for free listening online in the UK during the same period and are not restricted to BBC broadcasts.

Winners include Sir Ian McKellen (pictured) for Eugenie Grandet, Mr Selfridge’s Aisling Loftus for Educator, Lunch starring Stephen Mangan and John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme.

Helen Boaden, Director of BBC Radio says: “These awards celebrate the very best of British audio drama and showcase some of the finest actors, writers and producers in the world. I am incredibly proud of the role BBC Radio plays in the genre and it has been brilliant to have been a part of another exciting event.”

Full winners of the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2015

Best Original Audio Drama (Single play)
Everything, Nothing, Harvey Keitel written and produced by Pejk Malinovski, a Falling Tree production for Radio 3

Best Audio Drama (Series or Serial)
Ambiguous Loss, written by Michael Butt, produced by Toby Swift, a BBC Radio Drama London production for Radio 4

Best Audio Drama (Adaptation)
Come to Grief, written and dramatized by Hannah Vincent and produced by Gordon House, a Sweet Talk production for Radio 4

Best Actor in an Audio Drama
Ian McKellen in Eugenie Grandet, dramatized by Rose Tremain and produced by Gordon House, a Goldhawk Essential production for Radio 4
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Best Actress in an Audio Drama
Aisling Loftus in Educator, written by Hayley Squires and produced by Helen Perry, a BBC Radio Drama London production for Radio 3
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Best Supporting Actor or Actress in an Audio Drama
Michelle Terry in Educator, written by Hayley Squires and produced by Helen Perry, a BBC Radio Drama London production for Radio 3

Best Debut Performance in an Audio Drama
Jade Matthew in A Kidnapping, written by Andy Mulligan and produced by John Dryden and Nadir Khan, a Goldhawk Essential production for Radio 4

Best Use of Sound in an Audio Drama
The Boy at the Back, sound by Steve Bond, written by Juan Mayorga and produced by Nicolas Jackson, an Afonica Sound production for Radio 3

Best Scripted Comedy Drama
Lunch, written by Marcy Kahan, produced by Sally Avens, a BBC Radio Drama London production for Radio 4

Best Scripted Comedy with a Studio Audience
John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme, written by John Finnemore, produced by Ed Morrish, a BBC Radio Comedy for Radio 4

Best Online or Non-Broadcast Audio drama
Hood – The Scribe of Sherwood, written by Iain Meadows, produced by Spiteful Puppet Entertainment

The winner of the Imison Award for Best Script by a New Writer presented by Nell Leyshon is How to Say Goodbye Properly by EV Crowe.

And the winner of the Tinniswood Radio Drama Award for Best Radio Drama Script, also presented by Nell Leyshon is Goodbye by Morwenna Banks.

Listeners will be able to hear some of the winning audio dramas again on BBC Radio 4 and Radio 4 Extra, including A Kidnapping, Come to Grief and Eugenie Grandet, starting from Monday 2 February.

Previous winners include David Tennant and Andrew Scott for Best Actor, acclaimed writer Katie Hims for Best Audio Drama, Claire Rushbrook for Best Supporting Actress and Doctor Who: Dark Eyes for Best Online or Non-Broadcast Audio drama.

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