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BBC Radio Awards 2017 winners

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 The winners of this year’s BBC Radio Awards were revealed on 12 July in the Radio Theatre. Guests included Nicola Roberts of Girls Aloud and Mark King of Level 42 and there were performances from The LaFontaines and the Ten Pieces choir. 

Jo Whiley hosted the event which saw The Archers pick up two awards for their Solidari-tea Campaign: Most Distinctive Moment of the Year and Best Initiative for Reaching New Audiences.

There were also big wins for Radio 1 who picked up four awards in total, including Best Podcast, Best Music Production and Best Comedy Production or Moment.

The full list of winners is below. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees.

Best Technical Production
Between the Ears: Between Ballard’s Ears – London Documentaries Unit for Radio 3

Best Music Production
The 1975 Live Lounge Symphony – Radio 1, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Best Podcast
Greg James: That’s What He Said – Radio 1

Best Initiative For Reaching New Audiences
The Archers: Solidari-tea – Radio Drama Birmingham, Hand in Glove and R&M Multiplatform for Radio 4

Best Drama Production or Reading
Life Lines – Radio 4, Radio Drama London

Best Comedy Production or Moment
Playground Insults with Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence – Radio 1, Radio Visualisation

Best Documentary
The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away – Radio 4, TBI Media

Best Factual Production
Hillsborough - The Truth – 5 live

Best Collaboration (joint winners)
1 Million Hours – Radio 1 & 1Xtra
World Cup 66 Live – Radio 2, 5 live, TBI Media, BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Red Button, Picture House Entertainment, The Football Association, Wembley Arena and the Bobby Moore Fund

Most Distinctive Moment of the Year
The Archers: Solidari-tea – Radio Drama Birmingham, Hand in Glove and R&M Multiplatform for Radio 4

Team of the Year
Live Music & Events Team

Unsung Hero
Katharine Longworth – Producer, Religion & Ethics

Gold Award
Richard Earle – Engineering Manager, Radio Operations

This article originally appeared in Ariel.


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