The shortlist for the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2013 has been announced this morning. The awards pay tribute to the cultural importance of audio drama, on air and online, and are intended to give recognition to the actors, writers, producers, sound designers and others who work in the genre.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held on Sunday 27 January 2013 in the Radio Theatre at BBC Broadcasting House in central London.
The BBC is delighted also to be joining forces for a second time with the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain and the Society of Authors for this year’s Imison Award for best original radio drama by a writer new to radio, and the Tinniswood Award for best original radio drama.
In its inaugural year, the BBC Drama Awards 2012 - the first awards of its kind - received more than 150 entries from dramas created across the country and internationally. Winners included David Tennant for Best Actor, acclaimed writer Katie Hims for Best Audio Drama, Andrew Scott for Best Supporting Actor and writer Hugh Hughes for Best Scripted Comedy Drama. This year, more than 180 entries were received.
The BBC Audio Drama Awards shortlist for each category is:
(Source : BBC Media Centre)