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Audio Drama Awards 2022

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Awards for radio plays broadcast between Oct 2020 and Oct 2021.


The BBC Audio Drama Awards 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.


The number of invitations was severely reduced because of the prevalence of Covid; lots of people mixing closely at this time would not have been a good idea. However there was also an online audience, as last year. It's hoped that normal service will be resumed next time.




ADA SHORTLISTS


The 2022 Shortlist

The shortlists for the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2022 are shown below.
FINALISTS added (asterisked*) on 24 Feb 22
WINNERS added on 28 Mar 22

The winners will be announced on Friday 25 March, 2022; note the late change of date.

We hope this will take the form of a ceremony in the Radio Theatre at BBC Broadcasting House, London as on previous occasions. However, this plan will be confirmed nearer the time, taking into account any necessary social distancing and other considerations which may be in place.


Best Actor
***WINNER**Edmund Davies, The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles, director Pauline Harris, BBC Audio Drama North
Christopher Eccleston, Murmuration, director Kirsty Williams, BBC Scotland
Toby Jones, Grief is the Thing with Feathers, director Gaynor Macfarlane, BBC Scotland
Robert Lindsay, Christmas by the Lake, director Tracey Neale, BBC Audio Drama London
Jamie Parker, Rodgers and Hart and Hammerstein, director Abigail le Fleming, BBC Audio Drama London
*Simon Russell Beale, Folk, director Sue Roberts, BBC Audio Drama North
*Giles Terera, The Meaning of Zong, director Tom Morris, Jonx Productions


Best Actress
Chizzy Akudolu, Camberwell Green, director Celia de Wolff, Pier Productions
***WINNER**Juliet Aubrey, Dead Weather, director Nicolas Jackson, Afonica
***COMMENDATION**Jasmine Hyde, Little Blue Lines, director Gemma Jenkins, BBC Audio Drama London
*Amanda Lawrence, Folk, director Sue Roberts, BBC Audio Drama North
Diana Quick, Talk to Me Ayn Rand, director Mary Ward-Lowery, BBC Bristol
Sian Reece-Williams, Safe From Harm, director Helen Perry, BBC Cymru Wales
Marlene Sidaway, Silva Lining’s Care Plan, director Elspeth Penny, 2BU Productions Ltd


Best Supporting Performance
Jenny Bede, The Hauntening, director David Tyler, Pozzitive
*Paul Chahidi, Rodgers and Hart and Hammerstein, director Abigail le Fleming, BBC Audio Drama London
Cyril Nri, Angst!, director Nicolas Jackson, Afonica
Tracy-Ann Oberman, Talk to Me Ayn Rand, director Mary Ward-Lowery, BBC Bristol
***WINNER**Claire Price, Dead Weather, director Nicolas Jackson, Afonica
*Joanne Whalley, Sweeney Todd and the String of Pearls, director Rosalind Ayres, Jarvis & Ayres Productions


Marc Beeby Award for Best Debut Performance
*Ray Castleton, Cornerstone, director Gemma Jenkins, BBC Audio Drama London
Siena Kelly, Jack Rowan & Iain de Caestecker, The System, director Kirsty Williams, BBC Scotland
Matthew Malone, Two Thieves, director Hugh Hick, Newstalk
***WINNER**Saran Morgan, Release, director John Norton, BBC Cymru Wales
Elena Saurel, The Effect, director Andrew Mark Sewell, B7 Media
*Jacoba Williams, Precious Little Thing, director Anastasia Osei-Kuffour, Feral


Best Original Single Drama
***WINNER**Dead Weather by Hattie Naylor, producer Nicolas Jackson, Afonica
*Life is a Radio in the Dark by Will Eno, producer Sally Avens, BBC Audio Drama London
Safe From Harm by Rhiannon Boyle, producer Helen Perry, BBC Cymru Wales
That Dinner of 67 by Tracy-Ann Oberman, producer Liz Anstee, CPL Productions
The Goldilocks Zone by Tanika Gupta, producer Nadia Molinari, BBC Audio Drama North
*You & Me by Dan Rebellato, producers Polly Thomas and Eloise Whitmore, Naked Productions


Best Adaptation
The Brummie Iliad by Homer, adapted by Roderick Smith, producer Fiona McAlpine, Allegra Productions
Folk by Nell Leyshon, producer Sue Roberts, BBC Audio Drama North
*Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, adapted by Ayeesha Menon, producers Nadir Khan & Ayeesha Menon, Goldhawk Productions
The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann, adapted by Robin Brooks, producer Fiona McAlpine, Allegra Productions
*Mr Waring of the BBC, adapted from various sources by Freddie Phillips, producer Gemma Jenkins, BBC Audio Drama London
*The Rainbow by DH Lawrence, adapted by Linda Marshall Griffiths, producer Nadia Molinari, BBC Audio Drama North


Best Original Series or Serial
Camberwell Green by Nicola Baldwin, producer Celia de Wolff, Pier Productions
Keeping the Wolf Out by Philip Palmer, producer Toby Swift, BBC Audio Drama London
***WINNER**Life Lines by Al Smith, producer Sally Avens, BBC Audio Drama London
*London Particular by Nick Perry, producer Sasha Yevtushenko, BBC Audio Drama London
***COMMENDATION**The System by Ben Lewis, producer Kirsty Williams, BBC Scotland
Trust by Jonathan Hall, producer Gary Brown, BBC Audio Drama North


Best Scripted Comedy (Longform)
***WINNER**Bridget Christie: Mortal by Bridget Christie, producer Carl Cooper, BBC Studios
Charles Paris: a Deadly Habit by Jeremy Front, from the novels of Simon Brett, producer Sally Avens, BBC Audio Drama London
*God Squad by Jack Chisnall and Barney Fishwick, producer David Tyler, Pozzitive
The Musical Life of… Betsi Cadwaladr by Dan Kiss and Dave Cribb, producers Tom Price and Dave Cribb, Rubber Chicken
*Olga Koch: OK Computer by Olga Koch, producer Benjamin Sutton, BBC Studios
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane Austen by David Quantick, producer Liz Anstee, CPL Productions


Best Scripted Comedy (Sketch Show)
The Damien Slash Mixtape by Daniel Barker, producer Benjamin Sutton, BBC Studios
*Drop the Dead Panda by Evelyn Mok, Ken Cheng, Amille Jampa-Ngoen, Vivian Xie, Joanne Lao, Bruce Tang, producer Sam Michell, BBC Studios
*Gemma Arrowsmith: Emergency Broadcast by Gemma Arrowsmith, producer Victoria Lloyd, Mighty Bunny Productions
Newsjack, Series 24 by Kiri Pritchard-McLean and members of the Great British public, producers Gwyn Rhys-Davies and Hayley Sterling, BBC Studios
The Skewer by creator and producer Jon Holmes with members of the audience, Unusual Productions
***WINNER**Sound Heap by John-Luke Roberts, with Cariad Lloyd, Charlie George, Deborah Frances-White, Gareth Gwynn, Katherine Parkinson, Katy Brand, Ken Cheng, Kieran Hodgson, Paddy Gervers, Ruth Bratt, Saima Ferdows, Sooz Kempner, Amy Gledhill & Chris Cantrill, Tom Allen, Tom Neenan and Toussaint Douglass, producer Ed Morrish, Lead Mojo


Best Use of Sound
* Creation of the Birds, composed and produced by Sami El-Enany, Falling Tree
Killer, sound by Eloise Whitmore, producers Polly Thomas and Eloise Whitmore, Naked Productions
Marcovaldo, sound by Sharon Hughes, producer Nadia Molinari, BBC Audio Drama North
* **WINNER**The Meaning of Zong, sound by Jon Nicholls, Jonquil Panting, Giles Terera, producer Jonquil Panting, Jonx Productions
Song of the Reed: Swallowtail And Whirlpool, sound by Alisdair McGregor, producer Boz Temple-Morris, Holy Mountain
* **COMMENDATION**U.ME: the Musical, sound by Steve Levine, producers Lewis Borg-Cardona and Steve Levine, Magnum Opus Broadcasting


Best European Drama
Belong by Fred O’Connor and Daithi McMahon, producer Daithí McMahon, Newstalk
*Down, By Law by Mila Culjak, producer Katja Simunic, HRT Croatian Radio
***WINNER**The Lion by Martin Algus, adapted by Andres Noormets, producer Andres Noormets, ERR Estonian Public Broadcasting
Medea, Will I Be by Seneca, adapted by Saska Rakef and Špela Kravogel, director Spela Kravogel, Radio Slovenija
*Nutshell by Ian McEwan, adapted by Eva Blechova, producer Klará Novotna, CZR Czech Radio
Solaris by Stanislaw Lem, adapted and produced by Ilinca Stihi, Radio Romania


Best Podcast or Online Audio Drama
The Ballad of Anne and Mary by Lindsay Sharman, produced by Lindsay Sharman and Laurence Owen, Long Cat Media
*Blis-ta by Sonya Hale, producer Mimi Findlay, Clean Break
*The Cipher by Brett Neichin and Janina Matthewson, producers John Scott Dryden and Emma Hearn, Goldhawk Productions
***WINNER**Passenger List Series 2 by John Scott Dryden., Lauren Shipman, Meghan Fitzmartin, Janina Matthewson, Sarah Lotz, Mark Henry Phillips, producers John Scott Dryden and Emma Hearn, Goldhawk Productions
There Used to be a Me by Ian Billings, producer Barnaby Eaton-Jones, Spiteful Puppet and AUK Studios
Tracks: Abyss by Matthew Broughton, producer James Robinson, BBC Cymru Wales


LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Miriam Margolyes - much deserved; over 700 radio performances, mainly drama, but comedies, readings and other things too. Well done indeed...


OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO RADIO DRAMA
Sioned William, Commissioning Editor, comedy, Radio 4


The TINNISWOOD and IMISON Awards are on their own pages and also listed below:


IMISON AWARD FINALISTS 2022
*The Chronicles Of Wild Hollow, by Harvey Badger, Angus Maxwell and Christian Powlesland. Producer - 'Shouting Is Funny'; on Spotify
***WINNER**Lemonade Lads, by Faebian Averies. Producer James Robinson, BBC Wales, R4
*Welcome To Medpatch, by Kev Core. Producer Gary Brown, BBC Audio Drama North, R4
*Yellow Lips, by Katie Redford. Producer Tracey Neale, BBC Audio Drama London, R4


TINNISWOOD AWARD FINALISTS 2022
***WINNER**Blis-ta by Sonya Hale. Producer Mimi Findlay, Clean Break; on Spotify; also broadcast on R4X
*Life Is A Radio In The Dark, by Will Eno. Prod. Sally Avens, BBC Audio Drama London, R3
*The Piper, by Vickie Donoghue and Natalie Mitchell. Producers Kate Rowland and Russell Finch, Somethin’ Else; on BBC Sounds

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