The launch of the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2013

Tuesday 11 September 2012, 11:11

Paul Murphy Paul Murphy Senior Producer, A&Mi

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Andrew Scott, David Tennant and June Whitfield at the 2012 Awards Andrew Scott, David Tennant and June Whitfield at the 2012 Awards

Following the success of the inaugural Audio Drama Awards last year they're returning to celebrate the amazing talent in this area of radio production. The awards recognise the achievements of actors, writers, producers, sound designers, and others working in the genre.

Last year there were over 150 entries and the winners included David Tennant for Best Actor, Katie Hims for Best Audio Drama, Andrew Scott for the Best Supporting Actor and writer Hugh Hughes for Best Scripted Comedy Drama.

Short-listed entries will be announced on 7 January 2013 and the winners revealed at a ceremony to be held on 27 January 2013 in the Radio Theatre at BBC Broadcasting House, London.

The closing date for submissions will be midnight on 13th October 2012.

Paul Murphy is the editor of the Radio blog

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    Comment number 1.

    There may well be acting talent in abundance but the script writing and editorial selections have reduced drama on the radio to a state of dreary disinterest. At the risk of being accused sexist, there's just too much women's involvement, too much tedious and repetitive relationship issues, unfunny comedy, misplaced imagination. Can't we get back to just entertaining the listener?

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    Comment number 2.

    Brombo, I'd suggest trying a spin at the independent drama coming out of the US these days. It is of (vastly) varying quality but the best of it is really fresh and different. And don't miss out on Wireless Theatre Co right there in the UK but doing very different stuff than the BBC. I run an anthology audio drama podcast at and am producing a post-apocalyptic energy crisis epic sci-fi drama The Cleansed fully recorded on location with 40 actors, original score, and immersive sound design, it is I guarantee unlike anything else being released

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    Comment number 3.

    On Tuesday 2nd October., on Steve Wright in the afternoon I understand that there was a piece about bell ringing. Although campanology is the art of church bell ringing and tintinnabulation , the art of hand bell ringing, I understand that another term for bell ringing was used in the programme. Can anyone tell me what that term was ?? Help !!


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