David Tennant among nominees for radio drama awards

David Tennant. Photo: Ellie Kurttz
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David Tennant, Glenda Jackson and Fiona Shaw are among actors in the running for the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2017.

Tennant has received a best actor nod for Look Back in Anger, and will compete with Robert Lindsay, Lars Mikkelsen, Danny Sapani, Stephen Rea and Timothy Watson for the prize.

Jackson and Shaw are both nominated for best actress – Jackson for Emile Zola: Blood, Sex and Money and Shaw for Jump Blue. They are nominated alongside Romola Garai, Hattie Morahan, Christine Bottomley, Louiza Patikas and Pippa Haywood.

Bill Paterson and Clare Corbett are nominated in the best supporting actor category, which recognises both male and female actors. They will compete with Valene Kane, Ralph Ineson, Joseph Kloska, Anton Lesser and Joe Sims.

The Archers is in the running for best audio drama series alongside Keeping the Wolf Out by Philip Palmer, Life Lines by Al Smith, Pilgrim by Sebastian Baczkiewicz, School Drama by Andy Mulligan and Tracks by Matthew Broughton.

Best single drama will be contested by Comment is Free by James Fritz, Bright Spark by Eve Davies, A Play for the Heart by Nick Warburton, The Rage by Clare Lizzimore, The Sky is Wider by Linda Marshall Griffiths and Jump Blue by Hannah Silva.

Howard Davies’ adaptation of A View from the Bridge is nominated for best adaptation, and will compete against Emile Zola: Blood, Sex and Money, Miss Julie, The 56, Roald Dahl: Going Solo, True West and Unmade Movies: Hitchcock’s The Blind Man.

There are also six actors up for best debut performance: Daisy Tompkinson, Izobel Ward, Lee Rufford, Laura Elsworthy, Katie West and Christina Ritter.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on January 29, 2017.

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