ARIAS winners are announced – BBC picks up 17 Gold Awards

The annual ARIAS took place last night at London’s Theatre Royal and saw the BBC win 17 Gold out of the 28 awards.

BBC Radio 4 picked up Gold for UK station or network of the year and Tony Blackburn was honoured with the Pioneer Award, presented by Greg James, celebrating nearly 60 years in broadcasting and his contribution to the popularity of soul music in the UK.

In addition to the awards, host Rylan paid tribute to Paul O’Grady, describing him as a “21st Century national treasure” to great applause from the audience.

Full List of Winners

BEST NEW PRESENTER

GOLD WINNER
Zak and Jules

Life After Prison podcast

SILVER
Harriet Rose
KISS FM UK

BRONZE
Alyx Holcombe
BBC Introducing Rock on Radio 1

BEST NEW RADIO SHOW

GOLD WINNER
Room 5 

BBC Radio 4

SILVER
Shaun Keaveny’s Community Garden Radio

BRONZE
Patrick Kielty
Banana Stand for BBC Radio 5 Live

BEST NEWS COVERAGE

GOLD WINNER
The Smugglers’ Trail 

BBC Audio Documentaries Unit for Radio 4

SILVER
Stories of Our Times: The British Man Rescuing Ukrainians from Putin’s War 

Wireless Studios for The Times

BRONZE
Sitrep: Inside Ukraine’s Capital

BFBS

BEST SPEECH BREAKFAST SHOW

GOLD WINNER
5 Live Breakfast 

BBC Radio 5 Live

SILVER
Today

BBC Radio 4

BRONZE
Good Morning Ulster

BBC Radio Ulster

BEST SPEECH PRESENTER

GOLD WINNER
Adrian Durham  
talkSPORT

SILVER
Dan Snow  

History Hit podcast

BRONZE
Helena Merriman 

BBC Radio 4

BEST SPORTS SHOW

GOLD WINNER
Moment of Truth 

Folding Pocket Productions for BBC Sounds

SILVER
The Big Saturday Football Show 

Forth 1 & The Hits Radio Network Scotland

BRONZE
Fast and Loose

Novel for Wondery

BEST COVERAGE OF AN EVENT

GOLD WINNER
Mental Health Awareness Week 

Absolute Radio

SILVER
The Discovery of Endurance

Dan Snow’s History Hit podcast

BRONZE
The 2022 UEFA Champtions League Final

talkSPORT

THE COMEDY AWARD

GOLD WINNER
The Skewer: The Queen 

unusual for BBC Radio 4

SILVER
Nature Table 

BBC Studios for Radio 4

BRONZE
From The Oasthouse: The Alan Partridge Podcast, Series 2

Baby Cow for Audible

BEST MUSIC BREAKFAST SHOW

GOLD WINNER
1Xtra Breakfast with Nadia Jae

BBC Audio for Radio 1Xtra

SILVER
Big John at Breakfast 

Hallam FM

BRONZE
Radio 1 Breakfast with Greg James 

BBC Audio for Radio 1

BEST MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT SHOW

GOLD WINNER
Craig Charles  

Audio Always for BBC Radio 6 Music

SILVER
My Life 

Mighty Mouth Productions for Fun Kids

BRONZE
Throwback Throwdown 

We Are Grape for BBC Sounds

BEST SPECIALIST MUSIC SHOW

GOLD WINNER
For the Love of Hip Hop with Romesh Ranganathan  

Folded Wing for Radio 2 and BBC Sounds

SILVER
Night Tracks 

BBC Audio for Radio 3

BRONZE
National Prison Radio’s Rock Show 

Prison Radio Association

BEST MUSIC SPECIAL

GOLD WINNER
Deep Hidden Meaning Radio with Nile Rodgers  

Apple Music Radio

SILVER
A Career in Music with Harmony Samuels

Cast Iron Radio for BBC Radio 4

BRONZE
Pass The Mic 

Novel for KISS FM

BEST FACTUAL – SINGLE PROGRAMME

GOLD WINNER
File on 4: Isobel’s Story  

BBC Radio 4

SILVER
Justice for The 97  

BBC Radio Merseyside

BRONZE
Nightwatch 
BBC Scotland Productions for BBC Radio 4

BEST FACTUAL – SERIES

GOLD WINNER
In Dark Corners 

BBC Scotland Productions for Radio 4

SILVER
Who Killed Daphne?  

Wondery

BRONZE
Assume Nothing: The Last Request  

BBC Radio Ulster and Radio 4

BEST NEW PODCAST

GOLD WINNER
Colouring In Britain  

BBC Sounds Audio Lab

SILVER
Go Love Yourself 

Crowd Network

BRONZE
Off The Beaten Jack

Jack Boswell

BEST DRAMA

GOLD WINNER
Dear Harry Kane 

BBC Audio Drama London for Radio 4

SILVER
Algorithms 

RooksNest for Audible

BRONZE
The Rez

Rezilience and Gen Z Media

BEST AUDIOBOOK OR READING

GOLD WINNER
A Heart That Works by Rob Delaney

Coronet Books

SILVER
This Is Not A Pity Memoir by Abi Morgan

BBC Audio Books for Radio 4 and BBC Sounds

BRONZE
Voices in the Valley by Andrew Michael Hurley

BBC Audio Books for Radio 4

BEST STATION SOUND

GOLD WINNER
BBC Radio 1Xtra

BBC Popular Music Station Sound

SILVER
Fix Radio 

Devaweb & Fix Radio

BRONZE
The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 on talkSPORT 
Wireless Creative

BEST COMMERCIAL PARTNERSHIP

GOLD WINNER
Magic Radio Breakfast with On the Beach

SILVER
Free Flow sponsored by Shannon Trust

National Prison Radio

BRONZE
The Thursday Team Talk with Macmillan Cancer Support 

talkSPORT

THE CREATIVE INNOVATION AWARD

GOLD WINNER
Fun Kids Mission Transmission

SILVER
Soundworlds

BRONZE
Radio 1’s Murder Mystery

BBC Audio for Radio 1

THE GRASSROOTS AWARD

GOLD WINNER
United Against Knife Crime  

BBC Radio Merseyside

SILVER
Life After Prison podcast 

Prison Radio Association

BRONZE
Ocean Youth Radio

THE IMPACT AWARD

GOLD WINNER
You, Me, and the Big C

BBC Radio 5 Live

SILVER
In Dark Corners 

BBC Scotland Productions for Radio 4

BRONZE
Justice for Joseph

Hits Radio Manchester

BEST LOCAL SHOW

GOLD WINNER
Pulse 1 Breakfast with Mylo & Rosie

SILVER
Justin Dealey 

BBC Three Counties Radio

BRONZE
The Big Saturday Football Show

Forth 1 & The Hits Radio Network Scotland

THE 2022 SPECIAL AWARD, FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF HM THE QUEEN

GOLD WINNER
Daily News Reportage
James Bryant & Jonny Dymond, for BBC News

SILVER
The Skewer: The Queen

unusual for BBC Radio 4

BRONZE
The Second Elizabethan Age

Tortoise Media

COMMUNITY STATION OF THE YEAR

GOLD WINNER
Vectis Radio
The Isle of Wight

SILVER
Bro Radio 
The Vale of Glamorgan

BRONZE
Pride Radio
North East of England

THE JOHN MYERS AWARD FOR BEST LOCAL STATION OF THE YEAR

GOLD WINNER
Clyde 1

SILVER
BBC Radio Merseyside

BRONZE
BBC Radio Ulster

UK STATION OR NETWORK OF THE YEAR

GOLD WINNER
BBC Radio 4

SILVER
talkSPORT

BRONZE
BBC Radio 6 Music

 RADIO TIMES MOMENT OF THE YEAR 

GOLD WINNER
Tony Livesey won’t say goodbye to Dame Deborah James on BBC Radio 5 Live

SILVER
Fun Kids’ Mission Transmission

BRONZE
Liz Truss BBC Local Radio interviews


Posted on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 6:23 am by Steve Collins

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