The List of 2019 Winners
Many congratulations to this year's winners!
The winners of the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2019 were announced at a ceremony in the Radio Theatre at BBC Broadcasting House, London, on the evening of Sunday 3 February 2019.
The BBC Audio Drama Awards – presented by the BBC together with the Society of Authors and the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain – celebrate the range, originality and cut-through quality of audio drama on air and online and give recognition to the creativity of actors, writers, producers, sound designers and others who work in this genre.
Home Front – BBC Radio 4’s epic drama which ran from 2014-2018, marking the centenary of the First World War. Editor – Jessica Dromgoole; Core Writing Team – Sebastian Baczkiewicz, Lucy Catherine, Sarah Daniels, Katie Hims, Shaun McKenna, and Mike Walker.
BEST ORIGINAL SINGLE DRAMA
WINNER: County Lines by Amelia Bullmore, producer/director Mary Peate, BBC Radio Drama London, BBC Radio 4
BEST ORIGINAL SERIES OR SERIAL
WINNER: The Truth about Hawaii by Oliver Emanuel, producer/director Kirsty Williams, BBC Scotland, BBC Radio 4
WINNER: A Tale of Two Cities: Aleppo and London by Charles Dickens, adapted by Ayeesha Menon, director Polly Thomas, producers Gill Parry and Emma Hearn, Goldhawk Productions, BBC Radio 4
COMMENDATION: Das Kapital by Karl Marx, adapted by Sarah Woods, producer/director James Robinson, BBC Cymru Wales, BBC Radio 4
WINNER: Eve Myles, 19 Weeks, director Helen Perry, BBC Cymru Wales, BBC Radio 4
COMMENDATION: Sydney Wade, D for Dexter, director Mary Ward-Lowery, BBC Bristol, BBC Radio 4
WINNER: David Threlfall, Spike and the Elfin Oak, director Gemma Jenkins, BBC Radio Drama London, BBC Radio 4
WINNER: Abigail le Fleming, The Effect, BBC Radio Drama London, BBC Radio 3
COMMENDATION: Steve Bond and Judith Kampfner, Shadowbahn, Corporation for Independent Media, BBC Radio 4
BEST DEBUT PERFORMANCE
WINNER: Daisy Head, Love Henry James: the Golden Bowl, director Nadia Molinari, BBC Radio Drama North, BBC Radio 4
BEST USE OF SOUND
WINNER: Love Henry James: The Turn of the Screw, sound by Steve Brooke, producer/director Nadia Molinari, BBC Radio Drama North, BBC Radio 4
BEST SCRIPTED COMEDY (LONGFORM)
WINNER: Rob Newman’s Total Eclipse of Descartes by Rob Newman, producer John Harvey, Hat Trick Productions, BBC Radio 4
BEST SCRIPTED COMEDY (SKETCH SHOW)
WINNER: John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme by John Finnemore, producer Ed Morrish, BBC Studios, BBC Radio 4
BEST PODCAST OR ONLINE AUDIO DRAMA
WINNER: Red Moon written, directed and produced by Robert Valentine, The Wireless Theatre Company
- ATA Girl by Gemma Page, Victoria Saxton, Helen Goldwyn and Jane Slavin, director Louise Jameson, producer Helen Goldwyn, Big Finish Productions
- Tracks: Strata by Matthew Broughton, producer/director James Robinson, BBC Cymru Wales, BBC Radio 4
BEST EUROPEAN DRAMA
WINNER: Munch and Munch – Diptych written and directed by Jasna Mesarić, producer Katja Šimunić, HRT Croatian Radio
WINNER: Lulu Raczka for Of a Lifetime, producers Polly Thomas and Eloise Whitmore, Naked Productions, BBC Radio 3
WINNER: Oliver Emanuel for When the Pips Stop, producer Kirsty Williams, BBC Scotland, BBC Radio 4